The Salvation Army Bell Ringers will be out in Flint and surround areas starting today, but there's still time for you to join.

The red kettle outside of stores is a sign that the holiday season is officially here. The Salvation Army runs two of their biggest fundraising efforts right now. The Christmas Assistance Program and The Angel Program are the two main giving initiatives during the holiday season.

The Salvation Army is also giving something back to the bell ringers this year. They are running a contest called 'Time 2 Ring' where all bell ringers are entered to win a watch from Gaines Jewelers worth $1,000!

They also pay bell ringers $9.25 an hour, along with accepting volunteers. If you would like to volunteer to be a Salvation Army Bell Ringer, you can get signed up here. You can also call the office at 810-600-4497.

If you are in need of assistance this holiday season, you can also still get signed up to be on the Salvation Army list of families here.