"It's a fun thing to do on weekends with friends, and it helps out a lot of people," Kellish said.
"It feels good that we raised money for all the people that need it," Romagnoli added.
The Salvation Army approves all programs CazCares uses the money for, and recipients are informed as to which organizations the funds come from. Through programs like Apples Bread and Carrots, Back-to-School backpacks, and Christmas baskets, CazCares provides residents from surrounding areas with food, clothing and educational assistance. Each month over 150 people receive assistance from their location at 101 Nelson St. in Cazenovia.
For more information on Salvation Army red-kettle bell ringing opportunities visit salvationarmyusa.org. To learn of the history, or ways to donate to CazCares visit cazcares.org. To contact the office for information on offered programs, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 655-3174.