Salvation Army of Hamilton has shortage of Red Kettle bell ringers

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 8:00 AM


            In this file photo, a volunteer collects money during the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. The Salvation Army of Hamilton is running low on volunteer bell ringers collecting donations through its annual Red Kettle campaign during the holiday season. FILE PHOTO
In this file photo, a volunteer collects money during the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. The Salvation Army of Hamilton is running low on volunteer bell ringers collecting donations through its annual Red Kettle campaign during the holiday season. FILE PHOTO

The Salvation Army of Hamilton is running low on volunteer bell ringers collecting donations through its annual Red Kettle campaign during the holiday season.

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The Salvation Army launched its Red Kettle campaign in late November with a goal of collecting $150,000 through this year’s effort.

Salvation Army of Hamilton Major Persi Sanclemente told the Journal-News that fundraising efforts at the kettles have been hampered due to a shortage of bell ringers, which has limited the number of locations where they can appear at during the holidays.

“People are donating, but we have the possibility of 23 kettle stand locations and only 10 hired bell ringers,” she said.

The community has been very consistent in supporting the efforts of the Salvation Army, according to Sanclemente, and she remains hopeful that the organization’s fundraising goal can still be met.

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“Last year on our 15th day of kettles we had collected $56,072.72 and we had 16 more days for bell ringing,” she said. “This year on our 15th day we have raised $45,967.14 with 16 days to go.”

She said recruiting folks to man the red kettles has been a challenge.

Along with the many volunteer positions that are open, some people can even earn money as bell ringers.

“Bell ringers earn $65.20 per day and they raise an average of $271,” Sanclemente said. “Volunteers save us the $65.20 and have greater energy and results from their efforts.”

For example on a recent Saturday, one volunteer group raised $674 in one kettle, she said.

Sanclemente is hoping there will be members of the community that can find a short period of time during their holiday plans to rally the Salvation Army’s kettle drive.

“We need folks in Butler County who can give us five to seven hours of just one day to be volunteer bell ringers,” she said.

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Anyone interested in becoming a bell ringer for the Salvation Army can call 513-863-1445 or stop by the office located at 235 Ludlow St. in Hamilton.

Grain elevator explodes in New Carlisle

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 11:44 PM
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 12:45 AM

SCENE: Explosion reported at New Carlisle grain bin

UPDATE @ 12:45 a.m. (Jan. 22)

It is unknown if anyone was inside or suffered injuries at the Miami Valley Feed & Grain establishment when a large grain elevator collapsed Sunday night, according to sheriff’s deputies on scene.

Officials continue to investigate the incident, which caused a loud explosion, startling area residents.

DP&L are on scene to assess the brief power outage that occurred.

We will continue to update this story as additional details become available. 

UPDATE @ 12:10 a.m. (Jan. 22)

A large grain elevator collapsed Sunday night at Miami Valley Feed & Grain, 880 W. Jefferson St.

Residents in the area reported hearing a loud explosion, grain as high as 15 feet across a portion of Jefferson Street (Ohio 571) and a brief power outage.

FIRST REPORT

Crews were called late Sunday night to a report of an explosion at a grain bin.

The blast was reported shortly before 11:40 p.m. in the 300 block of Garfield Street.

Power also was reported knocked out in the area.

We are on the way and will update this report.

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Dayton traffic from the WHIO traffic center

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 12:35 AM
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 12:27 AM

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Rain showers Monday; chance for snow Tuesday

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 4:29 AM
Updated: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 10:00 PM

Rain chances continue in the Dayton area tonight through Monday, and snow will be possible Tuesday.

A few passing showers are possible overnight, but more dry time is expected heading toward daybreak, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Temperatures overnight will be somewhat steady in the 40s.

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  • A few showers possible overnight
  • More rain likely Monday
  • Colder with chance for snow Tuesday

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)

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DETAILED FORECAST

Monday: A dry start is expected before more rain returns in the afternoon and early evening. Some of that rain could be heavy at times. Highs will be in the lower to middle 50s.

5-Day Temperature Trend(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)

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Tuesday: Colder air returns with highs in the upper 30s early in the morning. Temperatures are expected to fall throughout the day. There is a chance for snow showers or flurries as well.

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Wednesday: Another cool day is expected with partly cloudy skies and highs in the middle to upper 30s. 

5-Day Rain/Snow Chances(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)

Thursday: Temperatures top out in the upper 30s under partly sunny skies.

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Friday: It will be mild under mostly sunny skies with high temperatures in the upper 40s.

2018 SAG Awards: Gary Oldman, Frances McDormand, complete list of winners

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 8:18 PM

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 21:  Statue of the Screen Actors Guild Actor is seen at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. 27522_009  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner Image)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 21: Statue of the Screen Actors Guild Actor is seen at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. 27522_009 (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner Image)(Dimitrios Kambouris)

Hollywood stars honored television and cinematic performances at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday. 

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