This was me and my wife's second year ringing bells for the Salvation Army. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, church members representing all walks of life spend afternoons and evenings at Publix on Bayshore Boulevard (Tampa) ringing and smiling to the steady flow of patrons entering and exiting the store. It's a small way to help make God's love real, while experiencing the joy of young and old who fill the red bucket with expressions of love. If you've never been a bell ringer, perhaps answer the call next year to help collect change -- to affect change.
Here are a couple of the crews from the Thursday, December 17 shifts:
Above: Pam Carpenter and Jerri Rollins
Above: Angelique and Drema Muller