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Bell ringer stays positive while working in the cold

Justin Daniels has been a bell ringer with The Salvation Army for seven years.

A lot of folks were perfectly happy with the record warmth we were enjoying.

But others are excited about the change in weather.

It’s starting to feel like December – that's what many people said about the drop in temperatures.

But one man told KFOX14 he is always out in the elements this time of year, and it’s something he enjoys.

"It helps pay for Christmas and it's for a good cause,” said Justin Daniels, a bell ringer for The Salvation Army.

Standing in the cold is something this seven-year bell ringer said is a small price to pay.

"It means a lot. I mean, you get to help families that are homeless or they're staying in shelters and they can't afford food,” he said.

While out in the elements, he said he does what he can to keep himself warm.

"Make sure you stay with your layers and wear gloves and thermals and try to move around and keep your body temperature warm,” he said. “You just kind of walk back and forth, pace around, maybe hop around a little bit. That's what helps with talking to everybody so much, too, because it keeps your mind off the cold."

And with colder temps on the way, he’s already planning ahead.

"I'm going to have extra layers for tomorrow, since it's going to be in the 30s,” he said. “Maybe bring a scarf, some thicker pants."

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