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Salvation Army bell ringers to fundraise Wednesday

June 21, 2014 - 12:05am

The Salvation Army’s red kettles and bell ringers will make out-of-season appearances Wednesday in observance of LEON Day in Hawaii.

LEON is NOEL spelled backwards. The day is a reminder that funds are needed throughout the year to help area families, said Maj. John Chamness, divisional leader of The Salvation Army of Hawaii.

“Most folks don’t realize that one out of every 10 residents in Hawaii is touched by The Salvation Army’s compassionate community work each year,” he said. “We encourage everyone in Hawaii to help us fill our red kettles and support their local community on LEON Day.”

Red kettles will be stationed across Hawaii at all Longs CVS Caremark stores and all Walmart stores at various times Wednesday.