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Ringing a bell at Christmas to help others remember those in need
Ringing a bell at Christmas to help others remember those in need

There's an icy chill in the air, and a slow drizzle is beginning to fall from slate-gray skies, but at one entrance to the Wal-Mart Super Center in Lansdowne, Delatha Fields is generating a palpable warmth. Maybe it's the way the great-grandmother makes eye contact with every shopper entering the store. Perhaps it's the sharpness of her uniform or the brightness of her smile. But when she rings her silver bell and says "Remember the Salvation Army" and "Remember those less fortunate," Fields usually gets a response. "God bless," says one man with a nod, scurrying past without making a donation. "Merry Christmas!" says another...

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