SANTA BARBARA, Calif.
Tis the season to see people ringing bells to raise money for The Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army hosted its fourth annual Red Kettle Kick-Off at the Santa Barbara Club on Thursday.
The event entitled Help and Hope for the Holidays raised almost $40,000 for local services.
Donors heard first-hand stories about those services.
Nicole Little said, "It goes to a good cause, you know it saved my life, people don't think about the money in the kettle. It saved my life. I needed help and I didn't know where to go and the only people there were The Salvation Army."
Little said the Santa Barbara Transition and Recovery Center helped her get housing, a job, and her daughter back,
She is now on The Salvation Army board.
For more information visit sbtrc.salvationarmy.org.