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Sheboygan Salvation Army captain ringing bell for 24 hours straight

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (CBS 58) – In hopes of helping the chapter reach their $500,000 goal, Captain Daryl Mangeri will be ringing his bell for 24 hours straight.

Mangeri setup his post outside of Wal-Mart on Taylor Drive at 11 A.M. with a light-up sign, a chalk board with an hourly countdown, his trombone, and of course his bell.

Only taking breaks to use the restroom, Mangeri says he will be proudly enduring the cold.

“At least till my slide freezes, then I’ll switch the bell from left to right,” says Mangeri.

It’s a challenge Mangeri says is small compared to what many people they serve go through on a daily bases.

“The frigid temperatures, finding a place to get out of the cold, maybe some food,” says Mangeri. “This is the least I can do.”

“It’s been a challenging year with the hurricanes this year,” says Abby Black, development director at the Sheboygan Salvation Army.

According to Black, donations are behind at least $100,000 for the Salvation Army of Sheboygan’s yearly goal of more than $500,000.

“Thirty dollars provides a night shelter for someone,” says Black. “It provides three meals, case management services. So you can do a lot with just a little bit.”

“One little girl only had a penny and I said we’ll take it because God can multiply it,” explains Mangeri.

The Captains goal is to raise $1,000 an hour, all of it going directly back into the Sheboygan community.

If you can’t make it out during the Captain’s 24 hour fundraiser you can still help him reach his goal by texting RING 24 to 41444.

You can also donate through here.

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