TULSA — In the spirit of giving, Tulsans raised over half-a-million dollars through the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign.
Members are still concerned about a short-fall in donations. They are $150,000 behind the goal of $659,000 -- which needs to be met by Christmas Eve.
Joining the he bell-ringing rush for the first time is Keith Kelly. He volunteers with bell in hand, a smile, and a little dance.
"It makes the day go, and it gets attention. It's been really rewarding. You meet people, you get to see them donating, express your kindness and say what they've done is really generous."
Salvation Army Major, Mark Harwell, explains, "These funds support all of Salvation Army's services and outreach throughout the year."
There are other ways to chip in, other than dropping in the kettle: bell-ringers take cards, and now Apple and Google Pay.
Though Kelly can only enjoy enticing donors to the kettle stand once a year, he hopes its message lasts much longer.
"Be kind to people."
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