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Kroger Partners with Salvation Army for Another Way to Donate this Holiday Season

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A Kettle Bell Ringer stand outside of the Suncrest Towne Center Kroger. A Kettle Bell Ringer stand outside of the Suncrest Towne Center Kroger.
MORGANTOWN -

Most people are familiar with the sound of ringing bells around different stores at Christmas time. The Salvation Army kettle bell ringers uses the bells to attract people to drop a few coins or dollars into the bucket for needy families in the area.

This year Kroger partnered with the Salvation Army for a new way to donate to it's cause.

Customers can purchase an ornament off of any Angel Tree in Kroger stores in the area. The trees are usually located at the front of the store and have blank paper ornaments decorating the tree.

"It's the same thing. It's helping others through the same program. The kettle season is a tradition now in the American culture," said LT. Danitza Porras, who is in charge of the Angel Trees at Salvation Army in Morgantown. "Even in the movies you will see the bells and everything and the red bells. It is a way to help... But the more volunteers we can get the better."

Each ornament will provide a $25 gift card to a local family to use to buy a holiday meal.

Lt. Porras said that the Salvation Army is always in need of kettle bell ringers and volunteers during, and after, the holiday season.

The phone number to the Salvation Army, located on University Avenue is (304) 296-3525.