VIDEO Salvation Army bell ringing video and FAQs 






Left to right: Bell Ringer Ike Jones with Kettle,

Suzanne Hudson, Captain Emily Jones, and Kelly Cochrane



The Salvation Army at Pine Summit of Big Bear Lake is highlighting the Holiday Season and reminding shoppers of a familiar tradition of sharing and giving.  Salvation Army Bell Ringers are present at various locations where shoppers can take the opportunity to contribute and participate with the organization’s program of helping others with utility assistance, emergency lodging, food boxes and other various types of assistance.

Salvation Army Captain Emily Jones comments, “We need volunteers to stand with the kettles and ring the bell! We have some limited paid positions as well!  Our goal this year is $6,000; …if we exceed, we can assist even more people throughout the year!

If everyone in Big Bear Valley gave only .50 cents, we would meet our goal! Obviously, if everyone gave a dollar, we would double our goal! Donations stay local and allow us to help with utility assistance, emergency lodging, food boxes and other various types of assistance.      

The UPS Store in the Village has a permanent kettle located in their store.  There are
Salvation Army Kettles on various days and times at locations in the Village of Big Bear Lake, such as Copper Q, Big Bear Lake Post Office, as well as the CVS, Kmart, , Vons  and Stater Bros!

Perhaps there are Kettle Sponsors willing to support the Holiday program of giving. Each Kettle requires $500 to be set-up and manned with a Bell Ringer. The donation pays a Bell Ringer for 4 hours per day, 4 days per week.  

Salvation Army Kettle Sponsors will have their business logo displayed on the kettle! 

Donations can be mailed to the Salvation Army at Pine Summit of Big Bear Lake. Address to: Captain Emily Jones, Post Office Box 1989-176, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315.






The bell ringing season starts each

November and runs through Christmas Eve,

when the red kettles are packed away

for the season.

Volunteers are the difference

between an empty kettle and one

that raises about $30 per hour

– enough to provide a family with

two bags of groceries, or shelter an

individual for a night.


Who can bell ring?

Anyone, want to learn

what bell ringing is all about?