So, how do you help those in need when economic times make it hard to help yourself?
A well-known tradition of the holiday season is the ringing of bells as The Salvation Army begins its Red Kettle collection. As long as most people can remember, as soon as the holidays start, so do the ringing bells outside of every store. Volunteers brave the weather to help less fortunate people.
This year, The Salvation Army has introduced a new Red Kettle program that allows people to fill their own Red Kettles.
The high-tech idea allows a person to set up their own Red Kettle online and receive donations by sending it to everyone they know via e-mail.
Those interested in learning more can contact their local Salvation Army or go to www.give.salvationarmyusa.org.