Kim Keene has been a bell ringer for several years now. She says she can relate to families that are struggling at this time of the year.
"I know what its like to not have very much growing up," said Keene, "and to struggle as an adult. And I just want to do my part to repay that back."
All the donations collected by the salvation army will help feed hungry families, shelter the homeless, and provide relief for disaster victims.