Kim Arnold, vice president of marketing and communications at BCBSNE (left) with BCBSNE’s President and CEO Jeff Russel (right).

As another holiday season comes to an end, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) annual bell ringing tradition does, too. During the holiday season, BCBSNE supports the community by volunteering for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign.

The Red Kettle Campaign helps support the Salvation Army all year long, and with the help of 37 BCBSNE employees, Team Blue raised $940 for the community.

Employees like Amy Pinkall, BCBSNE medical director, love spending some of their holiday season volunteering and getting to know people in the community.

“I had a great time volunteering for the Salvation Army ringing bells,” Pinkall said. “I was able to see lots of smiling faces, bring some holiday cheer and even educate little ones about Salvation Army bell ringing. It’s such a great way to help others, especially during the holiday season!”

Spreading holiday cheer while raising money in support of the Salvation Army brought joy to many volunteers. Eryn Busenbark, BCBSNE community engagement intern, got to see first-hand the impact of bell ringing for the first time.

“I loved being able to coordinate our efforts with the Salvation Army this year, and the response from our employees was amazing, as usual,” Busenbark said. “Again and again, BCBSNE employees demonstrate their desire to be involved in the community, and this year’s bell ringing campaign was only a part of that!”

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