Thanks to the community and the Salvation Army many in our area will have a happy holiday.
Thursday, the Salvation Army held its annual distribution day. Over 1,200 families from Perry, Morgan and Muskingum Counties were helped this year. Starting at 9 a.m.. a continuous line of people filed in to pick up toys and food.
"There's nothing anything more rewarding than seeing a child open a toy," said Captain Ralph Campbell. "We've had that here where they've done that...
With only one weekend left to donate, the Salvation Army is sending out a plea for toys.
The final day to donate items to the Salvation Army is Monday, December 17th and although they received a large donation from Avon today, they are still in need of clothing and toys for their toy room.
"Toys are kind of coming in but we probably are about 450 that still need to come in, I know there's a last few days of shopping, there's good sales this weekend so we're hoping that will...
The Salvation Army needs your help this holiday season.
The toy drive, Red Kettle Campaign and canned food donations are drastically down this year. The Salvation Army says without those donations many families may go without this year.
"Were looking at doing two-thousand baskets so were looking for anybody that wants to donate chickens to fill out for the family for meat and we do have some canned goods and that available as well but it just seems like were getting crunch...
Five local charities received checks from the proceeds of this year's souper bowl event. The five beneficiaries are: Eastside Community Ministry, Muskingum County Center for Seniors, The Salvation Army, Fellowship of Christ's Community and Christ's Table.
The annual event in October raised almost fifteen hundred dollars for the five charities. Divided by five, each organization received almost three thousand dollars and those funds can go a long way.
The Salvation Army is making a plea for baked pies. The Zanesville organization is hosting its annual Thanksgiving dinner at 4 p.m. Wednesday (Today) and needs the desert with whipped cream. If you would like to make a donation of pies to the Zanesville Salvation Army you can by calling -- 452-8350. You can also drop off the pies at 515 Putnam Avenue.
Tables at the Muskingum County Center for Seniors were filled with people supporting Christ's Table, Eastside Community Ministry, Salvation Army, Fellowship of Christ, and the Senior Center, for the 16th annual Souper Bowl.
"There's no denomination to hunger." said Keely Warden, Executive Director of Christ's Table. "When all these different religions can come together for a good cause, and that's feeding the hungry, a bowl of soup for a bowl of soup. It's just wonderful...
The Salvation Army is helping kids go back to school in style.
Today the organization held a children's clothing giveaway. Office Coordinator Mindy McCloy said volunteers sort through the donations to put the best items on the tables.
"It took three days to prepare, so we had a huge amount of volunteers that came in to help set up, and now they're here helping the families go through the clothing room and helping them check in and check out," said McCloy.