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"Scrooged' bellringers respond with kind words

Modified: Thursday, Dec 20th, 2012

Scott Guenther and Naomi Landry often melt cold hearts with kind words from their Salvation Army Red Kettle station at the entrance to Fred Meyer in Newport. Proceeds from the charitable drive that dates back to 1891 stay in Lincoln County, where they are put to use feeding and sheltering the needy. (Photo by Rick Beasley)

To many people, Salvation Army bell ringers are a sure sign that Christmas has arrived and a reminder that spare change and a few dollars slipped into their bright red kettles provide toys for needy children, food for hungry families and overnight shelter for the homeless.

For the complete article see the 12-21-2012 issue.

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