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Salvation Army bell ringers collecting for needy

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Shoppers weren't the only ones braving the cold temperatures at local malls today. The Salvation Army bell ringers were more than happy to stand out in the cold, to collect donations for that organization. Dozens of volunteers in our area are ringing bells next to the familiar red kettles to help the needy this holiday season.

"I've been doing this since I was in high school, probably the last 6 years and I just do it to help out the community and to give back to society," said Jennifer Wilson, a bell ringer at Hattiesburg's Turtle Creek Mall.

"My whole family's done it their whole lives, so I figured I'd give it a try this year," said Miranda Littleton, a first-time bell ringer also at the Turtle Creek Mall. "It's kind of cold out here, but I'm enjoying helping people," Littleton said.

The tradition of the Salvation Army's bell ringers dates back to the 1890's.

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