Monday, December 24, 2001


Queenie Kam, Ethel Kahili, Mary Jacintho

Bell ringers

Three Kailua seniors join the army, the
Salvation Army that is, to lend a helping jingle

QUEENIE KAM, ETHEL KAHILI, MARY JACINTHO >> We're in the Kailua Senior Club and we keep busy helping others. We volunteer for all sorts of community service. For example, we sing and dance every Thursday for other seniors; we clean beaches; sell tickets to I Love Kailua festival; any type of community involvement. It's fun to help!

The day after Thanksgiving every year the Salvation Army starts fund raising to help needy families. It goes every day right up to Christmas Eve.

People really need help this year, but we don't know who the money and aid goes to. That's kind of private. No one wants anyone to know they're getting charity.

The bellringing runs every day, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Here, we're at Kailua Safeway. We work in three-hour shifts, and being seniors, we like to go together, two or three at a time. We bring our own bells. Everyone is very cooperative, even children. We see them asking their parents for change so they can contribute too.

Merry Christmas!

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