Volunteers were ringing bells outside the Eastman Theater Friday afternoon for The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign. It's the agency's most important fundraiser, and on the biggest weekend for donations the campaign is on track to meet this year's goal of $560,000, "we're really pleased that everything's going on track the weather's cooperating, its been very good so far," said The Salvation Army's Director of Development Lynn Mulvey, "so we're hoping to remain on track throughout the season."
While many people may be in the giving spirit thanks to the holiday season, The Salvation Army needs more people to give their time and serve as bell ringers to welcome their donations, "there's always another bell to ring," said Mulvey.
Signing up is easy, "they can go online and that will be able to put them in touch with a kettle for Rochester," explained Mulvey.
The Salvation Army needs the donations of time and money to support programs for the rest of the year, and is counting on the community this season.