The Salvation Army of Buffalo is in desperate need of people to volunteer as bell-ringers.
They are encouraging organizations, groups, and individuals to help man the 75 red kettle across Western New York. Many of these kettle s are in neighborhood grocery stores and shopping malls.
The goal for this year's local Red Kettle Campaign is $450-thousand dollars. So far, they have reached nearly $200-thousand dollars. With the lack of volunteers they will have to use the money to pay for help.
The donations are used to help cloth, shelter, and feed families in Western New York year round.
"Ringing the bell for two hours feeds a family of four for two weeks," Demi Walsh with The Salvation Army of Buffalo said.
St. Joe's Sophomore, Jackson Falk has been ringing bells for the Salvation Army at The Boulevard Mall for two years now. He said he understands the need for help this time of year.
"It's been fun to really see like the people that want to give back and give money to people who really need it," Falk said.
Anyone interested in volunteering are asked to call The Salvation Army of Buffalo or visit registertoring.com.