MASON CITY, Iowa- Friday is the first day of the North Iowa Red Kettle campaign to help raise money for the Salvation Army, but not only do they neeed donations, they need bell ringers.
One of the only bell ringers out on Friday was a World War II veteran Charles Seifert of Mason City. Seifert has been rining holiday bells for the Salvation Army since the 30's. He says he has been doing it as a way to try and help out other veterans like himself.
"It isn't a job everyone enjoys," he says. "People think they are embarassing themselves. They aren't emabrassing themselves they are helping out our veterans who do need help."
The next day the volunteers will be needed for bell ringing is Friday November 17th.
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