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Photos: Salvation Army needs help ringing in the holidays

Smith's employees Richard Zaragosa and Angela Wilkins sing an Elvis Presley tune while manning a red donation kettle for the Salvation Army at a Smith's in Salt Lake City on Friday.

The Salvation Army is seeking volunteer bell ringers for the holiday season, and Smith's employees stepped up Friday, providing more than 1,000 man hours standing at the kettles, which will save the Salvation Army roughly $9,000 in staffing costs.

The Salvation Army is asking corporations, churches and families to volunteer to save on staffing costs and increase donations. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from the Salvation Army each year through a broad array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter for the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children.