Thursday, December 18, 2008

Need Knows No Season



A volunteer 'bell ringer' for the Salvation Army was instead playing Christmas songs on his sax and brass horn (Baritone/Tenor? Marching French?) on a skybridge downtown and he was quite good! The "Red Kettle campaign" is the Salvation Army’s major fund-raiser, first started in San Francisco in 1891.

The funds raised help support many of the people in poverty with food and toys at Christmas, utility and homeless assistance, senior and child care, drug abuse treatment and other social service needs. All money deposited into the kettles remains in the towns where it is collected.

>>>Here's a little Christmas cheer for you.

3 comments:

Boise Diva said...

What a creative bell ringer - that helps!

mkhansen said...

My children were just asking me today why the man "keeps ringing that annoying bell." They wondered if he could do something more musical. So, here you go ...

I like the way you've caught the slide heading down into the red bucket.

Fresh and Feisty said...

He goes to our church and is involved in a number of musical groups around Salem!