( SALISBURY, MD.) -The Salvation Army Of Salisbury relies heavily on volunteers like Shirley Gary. Gary has been ringing the bell for the Salisbury Salvation Army for 19 years.
"Most of them know me since I have been doing it so long and they say Shirley we know you will out here and I am going to be out here," said Gary. "That is my job to make sure everyone is happy for Christmas."
You can find her helping out seven days a week until Christmas Eve when the Kettle Drive ends. She says being a volunteer means a lot to her.
"I like when they give out the toys and bicycles, clothes, and things like that," said Gary.
"I am out here to make sure they have a good Christmas and that is why I am out here every day if possible," said Gary.
Captain Matt Trantham with the Salvation Army said Gary is one of their most outstanding volunteer bell ringers
"Her bell ringing has been instrumental for us," said Trantham."The Salvation Army depends on volunteers like Shirley to make a difference and if we did not have volunteers like her we could not raise money for our programs," said Trantham.