Beginning at 11 a.m. on Dec. 3, you can find Salvation Army Capt. Jim Brickson bell ringing in the center court of Albert Lea's Northbridge Mall -- where he intends to remain for more than three days straight.
The Albert Lea Tribune reports Brickson is attempting to break a world record by spending more than 80 consecutive hours ringing without sitting, eating or drinking, all in an effort to reach the local chapter's fundraising goal of $254,500.
“Are my feet and my legs going to hurt? Yes, but it’s all going to be about perspective,” Brickson told the newspaper.
The captain is aiming to raise $24,000, or $300 an hour, during the bell-ringing marathon.
He'll be allowed short five-minute breaks for every 60 minutes of bell ringing, which can be accumulated.
The Salvation Army helps individuals and families in crisis by assisting with hot meals, after-school programs, groceries and other basic needs.
"I’d do just about anything to help those who come to us with such burdens in their lives,” Brickson said in a news release.
The Salvation Army's "Rock the Red Kettle" campaign kicked off in Minnesota earlier this month. The organization hopes to raise more than $10 million this season.