Bell Ringer Information

Thank you for your interest in being a Salvation Army Bell Ringer!

We care about you and our community.

Please watch this video to learn more about the steps we need for you to take to help address the COVID-19 concerns this season.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has rapidly spread across the United States including right here in our community!  Reducing the spread of the virus requires safety protocols that have not been considered in previous Red Kettle campaigns.

The Salvation Army is committed to doing everything possible to protect kettle workers, customers, and kettle host sites.   To be successful in our Red Kettle campaign, we must remove barriers and address any fears potential donors may have about donating to a kettle during the pandemic.   So we are asking you to join us in embracing the following safety protocols to reduce transmission of COVID-19.

Basic safety protocols include:

    • Social Distancing– Maintaining a distance of at least six feet from others always.   
      • This means staying six feet from the Red Kettle to safely encourage donors to approach with their donation.
      • We know you want to be polite, but please only open doors for store customers only if doing so will allow the door to serve as a barrier between you and the customer.
    • Face Coverings– Wearing a face cover of the nose and mouth.   The Salvation Army will provide a disposable, branded face covering for you with each shift worked.
    • Washing Hands– Hands should be washed for a minimum of 20-seconds with warm water and soap.
    • Hand Sanitizer– If hand washing is not possible then hand sanitizer should be used.
    • Covering Coughs and Sneezes– Cover cough and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of the elbow.
    • Cleaning and Disinfecting – Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces – including the kettle and stand at the beginning of each shift and as needed through the day.

You are encourage to acknowledge store patrons with a friendly greeting or farewell.   Remember, they can’t see your smile through the mask, but they can hear it in your voice and see it in your eyes.

Never touch the donation; politely direct the customers to place their gift in the kettle themselves.

Be sure you are following all of the CDC Guidelines.  You can learn more at:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/building-water-system.html