The Steele County Salvation Army will have a kickoff on Friday, November 16 from 10-12PM at the store. You can stop by and sign up to be a kettle campaign bell ringer and also find out more information.

The bell ringing begins Saturday, November 17 at Hy-Vee, Cashwise and Fareway Meat and Grocery. On Friday, November 23 the campaign will include locations at Wal Mart, Walgreens, Cabellas and Fleet Farm and run through December 24. Two hour shifts are available weekdays from 10AM till 8PM and Saturday shifts from 8-8PM. Bell ringing locations at Wal Mart and Mills Fleet Farm are outdoors. If you can commit to just a one hour shift, you're free to do so.

The bell ringer hot line is (507)-649-2703. Last years campaign raised $67,000. Just 3% of the funds raised go to the national campaign. The rest of the money stays right here to work in the area.

You can follow along or sign up on the Salvation Army Facebook page.