Bell-Ringing Campaign Kicks Off in Yakima

<p>Marley the Horse</p>

Marley the Horse

A miniature horse helps kick off a fundraising event in Yakima today.

People gathered to meet Marley the horse at Wray's on 56th and Summitview -- it was to mark the beginning of the annual Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign.

Shoppers are greeted at various stores by bell-ringers, and asked to donate money to the organization.

That money will be used to help fund it's local programs.

The campaign raised about $92,000 dollars last year -- this year's goal is $100,000.

It runs from today until Christmas Eve.