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Round-the-clock ringing session nets $4,960

Salvation Army Capt. Matt Satterlee ended his marathon bell-ringing session at 8 a.m. today. The 24-hour bell-ringing in front of the Massaponax Walmart brought $4,960 to the annual fundraising campaign. You can read about Satterlee’s efforts here.

The campaign ends tomorrow at 3 p.m. You can donate at area kettles at Walmart and Giant stores, Hobby Lobby, Spotsylvania Towne Center and Goolrick’s Pharmacy. If you don’t feel like fighting the last-minute holiday shopping traffic, you can donate to the campaign online.

Money from the kettles helps area residents who are struggling to pay for their rent, utilities and food.

Satterlee said the demand for help is greater than ever:

“When the economy tanks, the need skyrockets and the resources to meet the needs fall.”