Looks like standing in the cold and ringing bells is paying off for the Salvation Army of Erie.
The organization raised around $81,000 so far since they sent out volunteers in early November. An official from salvation army says they are trying to surpass their total from last year of $158,000. Volunteers will continue to stand at various locations around Erie County until December 24th at 4 pm. The money from these donations go towards Christmas food and toys, nursing home gifts, plus more.
“We are so appreciative of the generosity of the folks in Erie, it is just outstanding, always has been. We are hoping and continuing to hope that it will continue to go up through the 24th,” said Bernie Meyers, business administrator for Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army is also accepting donations of gloves, hats and scarves.