Salvation Army Captain Rings Bell for 36 Hours

Salvation Army Red Kettle


By Kelli Sutterman

SPOKANE, Washington (AP) — Forgive Kyle Smith, of Spokane, if his wrists are a little sore. Not to mention his ears.

The Spokesman-Review reports that the Salvation Army Corps captain stood by his red kettle and ran his bell for 36 hours straight last weekend.

Smith started at 5 a.m. Friday in front of a Walmart store and kept ringing until 5 p.m. Saturday. The newspaper says he borrowed his 12-year-old son’s insulated boots and put down a piece of carpet next to the kettle to provide warmth and cushion his feet.

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