A 'servant's heart' sets tone for bell-ringing senior project

Picking a senior project was just like ringing a bell for Caleb Garcia.

Since 2013, the 17-year-old has been involved with The Salvation Army, so being the volunteer coordinator of the nonprofit's Red Kettle fundraising effort made perfect sense.

Born in Indio, California, in the Coachella Valley, Garcia grew up in southern part of the state around Los Angeles, where there's no shortage of people in need. His mother, Lt. Rosie Tollerud, of The Salvation Army, said her son was always ready to help where needed.

"The church we came from, he started serving Thanksgiving meals," she said. "That wa...


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