The Harrison County Salvation Army is using a family tradition to reach its fundraising goal.
The Roberts family split up Monday afternoon in Clarksburg to challenge each other to raise the most money while ringing the traditional bells.
The Salvation Army started the day $3,000 short of reaching its $90,000 goal. The money helps fund Christmas and other programs throughout the year.
Major Tonya Roberts said she enjoys pitting her family against each other for a friendly fundraising competition.
“It’s the Roberts girls against the Roberts guys. My husband and my youngest son are ringing at the other door down there, and this is my daughter Angelica. We’re ringing here. It’s a family tradition we do every year, Christmas Eve for our family, to help show that we appreciate and to say ‘thank you’ for all that the people in the community do for the Salvation Army,” said Major Tonya Roberts with the Salvation Army.
The annual bell ringing campaign began after Thanksgiving and ended Monday.