Salvation Army begins annual bellringing campaign

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It's that time of year again to get in the giving spirit.

Salvation Army bellringers will be out asking for donations across Central Illinois. For the first time in the history of the Salvation Army in Sangamon County, you can use your credit or debit card to swipe a donation. It purchased one machine which is located at the red kettle site at the Montvale Schnucks in Springfield. You just swipe your card, punch in your donation amount, and it prints a receipt.

With more people carrying plastic these days instead of cash and change, hopefully the new machine will boost donations this year.

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