Blind Salvation Army bell ringer robbed at Houston Walmart

Blind Salvation Army bell ringer robbed at Houston Walmart

It was discovered by Salvation Army staff members as they began the counting of the donations received that day. Funds collected stay local and help families in need at Christmas and all year round.

A generous donation is bringing extra joy to the Salvation Army as Christmas approaches.

The woman stood in the hallway of the store for approximately one hour before the theft, posing as an attendant. This year's goal was to raise $250,000.

"We are a people of faith so we are looking for our Christmas miracle as some would say and we're going to hold out hope until the last penny is covered tomorrow evening", said George.

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The money donated to the Salvation Army is appropriated to the program's social services sector.

The state as a whole is down 11 percent compared to previous year, the Kettles specifically are down 11 percent. "We know that it has been a very hard year for many families in our community, and our prayer is for these families to be blessed this Christmas season and for our resources to be multiplied", said Major Brett Meredith, Area Commander.

In Ephrata, red kettles can be found at Safeway and Walmart.

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