Salvation Army misses its Target; bell ringers banned The familiar sight and sound of bell-ringing Salvation Army kettle solicitors won’t be part of the traditional holiday scene at another major retail store. Target is the latest major retailer to include acorporate policy prohibiting any solicitors for charity outside its stores. According to Lindsay Evans, director of advancement for the Salvation Army’s East Territorial Headquarters in West Nyack, N.Y., several retail stores have had a no-solicitation policy for a number of years, including Kohl’s, Lowe’s, Home Depot and others. Sixty percent of all funds raised by the Salvation Army during the year are received during the last quarter of the year. "While we certainly respect Target’s decision, we’re disappointed it will have an impact on our kettles this year,’’ Evans said. "Nationally, last year, we raised about $93 million in our Christmas Kettle program. And almost $9 million came from Target stores across the country -- so that’s almost 10 percent of our total income that we’ve at least lost the opportunity to get this year." ... All I can say is FTW?