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Judy is joining in The Salvation Army’s Ring It On for 2012! She will attempt to break The Salvation Army Bell Ringing World Record of 60 hours!
In this nationwide contest, bell ringers challenge the world record for a longest continuous hand bell ringing by an individual at a red kettle, in an effort to raise awareness for The Salvation Army’s 122nd Red Kettle Campaign.
Starting Tuesday, December 11, Judy will brave the elements: weather, fatigue, hunger, and others – as she seeks to beat the previous record of 60 hours, set last year by three bell ringers: Darrell Tureksis from Springfield, IL, along with Caleb Stokes and Leilan McNally from Indianapolis, IN.
When does she start? Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. (CT)
Where will she be at? Baker’s Supermarket 3614 Twin Creek Drive in Bellevue, NE
Rules to ring by:
- Contestants must stand the entire time
- Contestants must ring the bell continuously
- Contestants must be Army bell ringers
What it’s all about:
The annual Red Kettle Campaign was started as a fundraiser by Salvation Army Captain Joseph Mcfee in San Francisco in 1891. Since that time, the Red Kettle Campaign has grown into one of the most recognizable and important charitable campaigns in the United States. As part of the campaign, more than 25,000 Salvation Army workers and volunteers spread throughout the country to ring bells daily and solicit spare change donations to the iconic red kettles from holiday shoppers. In 2011, the campaign collected a record $147 million nationwide, supported by the public’s nickels, dimes, quarters, dollars, credit cards and helped The Salvation Army serve 30 million people in communities where the money was raised.
For updates on Judy’s progress you can follow her on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/OmahaKroc and www.twitter.com/OmahaKroc.
Good luck Judy!