During the holiday season, a few hours of your time can make a world of difference to local residents suffering hard times as well as disaster victims around the country. Tis the season for the Lake Area Salvation Army to sign up bell ringers. Give a little time at the familiar cherry red kettles, and you’ll likely get more than you bargained for perhaps a dash of Christmas spirit and some good will towards man. Volunteers are needed to tie on the apron and toll the bell to help keep the buckets open and donations flowing throughout the holiday season. The Salvation Army’s motto is “need knows no season.” While the kettles only stand outside area businesses in November and December, the coins and bills dropped in by denominations large and small help lift up the struggling throughout the year.