Stories tagged with: Salvation Army

October 21, 2012 - 9:21pm
1 year 39 weeks ago

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...

October 7, 2012 - 10:04pm
1 year 41 weeks ago

Auditions for an annual holiday show are underway in downtown Zanesville.

It was day one of auditions for the "Angel Tree" benefit show at The Renner on Seventh Street.

The performance supports the Salvation Army's Angel Tree, which helps low income children during the holiday season.

"They take children from the community that might not otherwise have a Christmas and they take applications and then they round up monies and gifts so these children can have a...

September 14, 2012 - 11:13am
1 year 44 weeks ago

It'll be a warm winter for children around the area thanks to a local organization.

The Salvation Army is preparing for their coats for kids giveaway. Donated coats are being cleaned and sorted as the event nears.

The goal is to make sure children have a warm coat when the weather turns cold.

"I think you have children come in and you see their little faces and you know that you have a part in keeping them warm in the winter it's very rewarding," said Office...

August 3, 2012 - 12:18pm
1 year 50 weeks ago

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.

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June 27, 2012 - 10:38am
2 years 3 weeks ago

Temperatures around our area prepare to soar during a summertime heat wave.

Over the next four days temperatures are set to move into the 90's. One local organization is trying to help those suffering the heats affects by giving them a temporary place to cool down.

"We're going to be providing water in our entryway that individuals can come in and have a glass of cold water and just sit down for a moment and get out of the heat," said Shelter Manager Karen Shelter.

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January 17, 2012 - 7:05pm
2 years 26 weeks ago

The Salvation Army in Zanesville is celebrating a record year of its Red Kettle Campaign.

Major Ralph Campbell said the campaign netted about $7,000 this year, and another $7,000 was received through the mail.  Although walk-in donations saw a significant decrease, Campbell said the record-breaking Red Kettle Campaign and mail-in donations made up for it.

"Sometimes it's better when you get all three because it allows you to do more, but I've always said that God is...

January 4, 2012 - 5:28pm
2 years 28 weeks ago

A warm home is something many of us take for granted.

Every winter the Salvation Army's homeless shelter in Zanesville is packed with people trying to escape from the cold weather.  Case Manager Karen Walker said the shelter has 35 beds for men, women and families seeking a temporary place to live.  She said the ultimate goal is to help people get back on track, and the shelter has a high success rate of placing people in permanent homes and jobs.

"The Salvation...

December 26, 2011 - 6:38pm
2 years 30 weeks ago

Charitable organizations receive extra help during the holiday season, but donations are needed throughout the year.

Terina Saxton of the Salvation Army said she's relieved the Christmas dinner and clothing distribution day were both successful, but it's already time to start focusing on what's next for the organization.  Saxton is asking everyone to drop off unwanted items that may have been replaced by Christmas gifts.

"A gentleman called me and said he got a new...

December 16, 2011 - 4:01pm
2 years 31 weeks ago

Christmas is delivered for nearly 1,000 families on Friday afternoon.

The Salvation Army of Muskingum, Morgan and Perry Counties distributed toys, clothing and meals to families in need.

"It's a good feeling for us because we know we're helping the community," said Major Ralph Campbell. '"Sometimes we get to see the child go through with mom and dad and say "Oh, look at that," and "Oh I want that."

Volunteer Chris Beach...

December 13, 2011 - 5:41pm
2 years 31 weeks ago

The Salvation Army is helping 1,200 children have a happier Christmas.

Clothing and toys will be distributed on Friday, but the organization is asking for more donations.  Captain Diane Campbell said not all families can afford to give their kids the Christmas they deserve.

"This helps them to provide toys for Christmas that they may not be able to do for their children because their money is split or the income has been cut," said Campbell.

Campbell said the...

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