TURIN — Ringing in the holidays, volunteers around the world stand next to a red kettle, seeking donations to help those in need.

Salvation Army Capt. Joseph McFee began the holiday tradition in 1891 in California. According to Red Kettle history, the bell was added in 1900 by a 16-year-old volunteer in New York City, who after growing tired of watching bankers on Wall Street pass her by, bought a small hand bell to draw attention to the donation kettle.

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