With many helping hands and after days of collecting, sorting, and organizing the Salvation Army carefully made sure gifts were given to the right families and no child was left behind.
Mouton took the red kettle with him on Wednesday when he went inside to use the bathroom, which is when the kettle was stolen. "The Salvation Army did everything they could to help".
Police say the bell ringer's attacker is still on the run but there's hope that surveillance video can identify the man who tried to silence Wolfe's Christmas cheer. "We got started earlier this year, getting publicity out for people to ring".
This year almost 600 hundred children were sponsored throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley and will be full of excitement on Christmas day.
While on the campaign trail in 2015, President Donald Trump promised that he would do away with political correctness and push the traditional "merry Christmas" greeting at "every store".
The Salvation Army says more than 800 meals were served a year ago.
Food insecurity is a very big issue in the United States. "We rely on all donations to be able to help people in financial crisis to pay for their rent and mortgage, utilities, medical needs, furniture, clothing and many other necessities".
Mina Demian with the Alex Community Health Centre says they have also noticed a slight fundraising drop.
"I've been out here ringing bells about three times this year", O'Mara said.
He said 1,500 meal boxes will be handed out over the Christmas holidays.
"There are many families that are hurting", Wood said.
"It's really rewarding", he said.