(Miami Herald) After being laid off from his job as an exterminator in 2009, Ralph Smith was telling his friends at the Broward Lighthouse for the Blind that he needed work.
Their advice brought him Tuesday to the Salvation Army in Fort Lauderdale.
"It's a challenge, some people have reserves about blind people,'' Smith said as he interviewed for one of the 125 jobs as a bell ringer. "I can do anything anyone else can do.''
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The Salvation Army of Broward County is looking for high-energy, friendly people from age 18 to 80 to ring bells at its red kettles throughout the county. The season begins Nov. 16 and the job pays $8 an hour.