Is it Christmas already?

July 7, 2009 4:20:08 AM PDT
It might look like Christmas in July on the streets of New York.

The Salvation Army's red kettles and bell ringers are returning to the city next week.

Salvation Army officials say the idea is to help people hardest hit by the recession.

The "Kettles in July" drive will run through July 18.

The Salvation Army says it has seen a 40 percent increase in people seeking help at its New York area shelters.

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