Nov 24, 2012 6:39 PM by KPAX News Staff
MISSOULA - It's not just silver bells you'll hear this time of year, it's the bells of the Salvation Army's red kettle workers.
They are out in front of local stores this time of year, gathering spare change donations to raise money for the Salvation Army.
The Red Kettle Christmas Campaign helps The Salvation Army to provide food, toys and clothing to over six million people during the Christmas season, and helps more than 34 million Americans recovering from all kinds of personal disasters nationwide.
The Red Kettle campaign, first started in San Francisco in 1891, has traditionally been the Salvation Army's most prominent fund-raiser.