Bell-ringer aiming for 27 hours straight

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Jessica Chapman came up with the idea herself. The Salvation Army employee decided she could drum up big donations for the annual Red Kettle Drive, by ringing her bell for a lot longer and at a place where young people frequent.

Chapman started ringing at midnight on Thursday at the EpiCenter in Uptown Charlotte. Every 4 hours, she allows herself a 10 minute break to go to the bathroom and freshen up.

She's been bombarded with donations from passers-by, but she's set a goal for herself; ring the bell for 27 straight hours, and collect $5,000 in donations.

Check out the video to see how she's holding up under the grueling conditions. And send us your Good News! E-mail us at