Sara Pirkl and case manager Gina Shepherd were guests on AM 1390's Talk of the Town. The Salvation Army kicks off its local kettle campaign at the store at 1810 South Cedar in Owatonna on Friday, November 20, from noon until 4PM. Bell ringers will begin this Saturday at HyVee, Cashwise and Fareway Foods starting at 8AM.

Bell ringing will begin at the other locations on Friday, November 27. Hours will be weekdays from 10AM to 8PM and Saturdays from 8AM to 8PM.

On average, one in 10 Steele County residents seek some form of assistance from the local Salvation Army.

The store is in need of winter clothing donations.

About 750 volunteer bell ringers will be needed this year. Call (507) 413-6700 if you would like to volunteer as a bell ringer.