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Published December 22, 2009, 05:39 PM

Brass Bringing In Money For Salvation Army

You're probably familiar with the Salvation Army bell-ringers. Today they added some brass.

By: Casey Wonnenberg, WDAZ

You're probably familiar with the Salvation Army bell-ringers. Today they added some brass.

A couple people from the Salvation Army played musical instruments to try to reach the fund-raising goal of $267,000.

Major Timothy Parker of the Divisional Headquarters in Roseville, Minnesota played his baritone outside Wal-Mart in Grand Forks.

Right now the Salvation Army has raised around $150,000. Major Parker is hoping his music helps bring in more money for those in need.

“It's a nice change from the bells. They're used to the bells, and the bells are definitely a part of the Christmas season, but this is something a little extra special to be able to play some actual Christmas music, instead of just hearing the bells,” says Maj. Timothy Parker.

If you would like to help the Salvation Army, you can drop money in one of the red kettles or mail a check to the Salvation Army in Grand Forks. The address is 1600 University Avenue, Grand Forks, ND 58203. You can also donate online at thesalarmy.org/grandforks.

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