The temperature hovered at 24 degrees as Tom Silver stood in front of an entrance to the Sam's Club.
Silver said he was ready for the weather.
"Three pairs of socks, long underwear, a coat, a sweater, a long-sleeved shirt, gloves," he said.
Still, it made for a cold five-hour volunteer shift for the 56-year-old Sandusky resident, who wished donors a "Merry Christmas!"
Capt. Stephanie Larrick of the Sandusky Corps of the Salvation Army said bell ringers work from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday at Walmart, Sam's Club, Kroger, Big Lots, the Sandusky Mall and Mad River Harley-Davidson.
"We do not do kettles on Sunday," said Larrick, 37. "Sunday belongs to God."
The goal is to raise $38,000 to pay for programs that help provide food for people who need it, pay utility bills to help keep the heat on and help with other needs. As of Wednesday, the agency has collected about $14,500 through the kettle campaign.
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Individuals or groups who would like to volunteer as Salvation Army bell ringers may call 419-626-3862 or send an e-mail to email@example.com....