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Tyrone Smith used to benefit from the services of the Salvation Army and the generosity of its donors. Now that he's back on his feet, he's determined to return the favor and encourage others to give.

A Salvation Army volunteer offers a glimpse behind the bells

by Lauren Cook
Dec 05, 2012

The clanging bells and bright red buckets of the Salvation Army are a familiar holiday sight. Less familiar are the faces and stories of the people behind the bells -- including some who once benefited from the very funds they are now helping raise.