You know it's Christmas time when you hear the bells at the Salvation Army kettles. We spoke with one volunteer manning the bell in Staunton.
"My name is Stewart Brown, and the group ringing the bell and watching the kettle tonight is the Staunton Rotary Club to collect money to fund the Salvation Army. It's one of the best charities around, and it's a very good thing to do. I am very, very aware of the needs. They run a lot of charities; they help people who are homeless; they help the food bank and several other things. You're just giving back, and it's just something that you do. Other people make you successful, so pay it forward a little bit. [It is] getting toward Christmas, and there are so many people who do not have the resources to have a decent Christmas, or even any kind of Christmas, and this definitely will help that. When they come by, smile, look them in the eye, and say 'Hi, how are you doing?' or something like that, and they seem more apt to put a little bit of change or maybe a bill or two in the pot."