The Cape Girardeau Salvation Army is seeking applicants to serve as paid bell ringers during the upcoming holiday season. They plan to hire 30 to 40 people to man Red Kettle stations around Cape Girardeau and Jackson. Applications will be available at the Salvation Army on Good Hope Street in Cape Girardeau. Applicants will need two forms of identification to complete the application process. Capt. Ronnie Amick said in a statement Monday bell ringers help fund many of the services area residents use. This year funding sources are being cut by almost 50 percent. Volunteer bell ringers also will be able to serve, and applications are available online at tsacapegirardeau.org/cape_girardeau/volunteer.