Salvation Army bell-ringers are in their final hours collecting donations for this year's red kettle season.

The Salvation Army is asking all who pass to contribute. Funding raised during the kettle season goes to support life-changing programs and services all year long.

So far, this year's campaign is lagging approximately $134,000 behind its goal of $693,000.

If the bell-ringers call it a night before you get a chance to donate, don't worry.

You can donate year-round through the Salvation Army's website, by making a phone call or by sending a simple text message.

Simply visit or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

Text "Change" to 8-0-8-8-8 to make a one-time $10 donation.

"The Salvation Army is here every day serving those in need," said Maj. Lurlene Johnson, divisional secretary of the Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland. "Long after the kettles are stored away, we are responding to emergency disasters and personal despair, meeting the needs of less fortunate women, men and children all year. It is only by the generosity of others that this is possible."

All money contributed locally stays in Greater Cleveland.

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