Department store reverses Salvation Army ban -- Ring those bells!

Kettle kickoff

The organization also says the funds operate a campaign that helps run shelters and addiction programs.

About 200 toys, 15 bikes, 25 pairs of shoes and 75 pieces of clothing were stolen at a Salvation Army warehouse in Baltimore.

Around 200 children in Brighouse will wake up to Christmas presents this year thanks to the Salvation Army's toy appeal.

"When our customers speak, we listen", a company spokesman told the Todd Starnes Radio Show.

The Salvation Army is still trying to reach their fundraising goal.

"It's just a nice a small way to do your part", said Taylor.

After Belk temporarily disallowed the seasonal bell ringers, the Charlotte department store confirmed Monday that they will be "absolutely welcome" outside its 294 stores once again.

"With both the grocery store grand opening and Christmas distribution rapidly approaching, the burglary of the warehouse is a devastating loss for The Salvation Army of Central Maryland", the organization said in a statement.

If the local chapter can't catch up, it's possible they may be forced to turn families away. George is hopeful red kettle donations will pick up between now and Christmas to help them meet the need.

Officials said the red kettles will be visible now through December 23rd where folks can continue to donate.

So, the Holiday Season is upon us, and the holiday bells are ringing. Country Manager Andre Cadogan delivered remarks highlighting support of the Kettle Drive and the work of the Salvation Army.

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