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Bell ringers to be crucial this season

Poor economy expected to increase need

John Buckley of Fort Edward rings his Salvation Army bell outside the Walmart Supercenter in Wilton on Monday.
Photographer: Ana Zangroniz
John Buckley of Fort Edward rings his Salvation Army bell outside the Walmart Supercenter in Wilton on Monday.
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The Salvation Army is seeing an increased demand for services, and bell ringers are desperately needed this holiday season to help raise money. “We need to get as many bell ringers as possible due to dramatic increases in requests for assistance,” said Maj. James Guest, director of the Schenectady Salvation Army. With the slowing economy, greater numbers of individuals and families have been coming to the Salvation Army asking for food, rent, utilities assistance, prescriptions ...


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