Battle of the Bells!

CAMP HILL, Pa. (WHTM) – It’s a sign of the holiday season — sounds of the famous Salvation Army red kettle bells filled a room at The Woods at Cedar Run in Camp Hill.

The adult living facility has a core group of residents who volunteer as avid bell ringers for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign.

“I like to raise money to help people in need,” Ulli Geissler, a 92-year-old resident of The Woods of Cedar Run, said.

Friendly and fierce competitors representing local businesses will go up against the Woods team. Smith Land &  Improvement Corporation, of Camp Hill, won last year’s Battle of the Bells.

“We do this because we believe in the mission of the Salvation Army,” said Rick Jordan, of Smith Land & Improvement Corporation.

The official Red Kettle kick-off is at Karns in Lemoyne on Thursday, November 10, starting at 10:00 am.  All are invited to attend.

“The money raised at Christmas time, not only benefits 1200 families and three thousand children but also supports the Salvation Army’s ongoing programs through the year.

“We raise a third of our budget this time of year,” Major John  Griner, Salvation Army Harrisburg said.

The Salvation Army is urging people to consider making a donation at kettles throughout the area until Christmas Eve, to support the vital programs.

For more information or to donate or volunteer, click here.


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