Less-than-stellar kettle donations this season have forced bell-ringers in Kansas City back on the streets today. It’s an unprecedented move–Colonel Ted Dahlberg with the local Salvation Army chapter says his bell-ringers have never worked after Christmas before. The charity reports being behind $500,000 dollars its fundraising drive in Kansas City. Dahlberg blames the shortfall on weather. Also, bell-ringers normally have a heyday the day before Christmas, but didn’t work that day this year because it fell on a Sunday.