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Champaign Police & Fire Ring Bells for Salvation Army

CHAMPAIGN-- Chilly weather isn't stopping Champaign Police and Firefighters from giving back.

Around 50 firefighters and 35 police officers, including some family members, teamed up today for charity.

Service Personnel were out all day ringing bells for the Salvation Army.

Participating in this year's Red Kettle Drive, the Champaign Police and Fire Department stood at several locations to help bring in donations.

Salvation Army Corps. Officer Major, Tom McDowell said, over 1,800 families have signed up for assistance during this holiday season, 500 more than last year.

So every penny collected counts.

The Red Kettle Drive runs through December 24th and currently, it's just $900 dollars short of their $180,000 dollar goal.

With the Red Kettle Drive, and other mail in donations and assistance, the Salvation Army hopes to bring in a total of $456,000 dollars.

Reported by: Marine Glisovic