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Providing help, providing jobs

Salvation Army relies on volunteers, paid workers during the holidays

December 11, 2011
By JENNIFER SHIMA Tribune Chronicle correspondent , Tribune Chronicle |

It's 34 degrees in the middle of the afternoon and although the sun is shining, the wind is cold. Amber Ellis had been standing outside of Giant Eagle on Mahoning Avenue in Warren, ringing a bell for the Salvation Army since 10 a.m. and she would be there until 8 p.m. making an hourly minimum wage. Ellis is a mother of two boys who would work a 10-hour shift every day for a week.



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