The colder months are coming....and now is the time to clean out the coat closet and donate.
The Salvation Army will once again team-up with Old Town Cleaners to collect "Coats for Kids." Gently worn coats are donated, cleaned and repaired by Old Town Cleaners and then distributed through the Salvation Army. The partnership has been giving back to the community in need for nearly 20 years and have successfully donated a number of coats.
Recent heat advisories have many seeking relief - only to find a shortage of fans.
Last week the South East Ohio 2-1-1 Call Center of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties received more than 40 phone calls of people asking where they could find a box fan as a relief from the heat. Salvation Army Office Assistant Mindy McCloy said both Community Action and the Salvation Army ran out of fans.
"We had one lady who came in and even the ventilation in her apartment was very...
The Salvation Army is clearing the tables of clothing.
The organization is holding its annual school clothing giveaway. The office coordinator for the Salvation Army said that donations of boys and girls clothing were both up this year.
"It's a really big deal and you know it's a warm feeling," said Mindy McCloy. "It's awesome to be a part of it because it is important to them. A lot of the children that come in really depend on this."
The United Way of Muskingum Perry and Morgan counties needs your help.
The organization has received dozens of calls this week through their 211 Call Center for those in need of fans and air conditioners
"We've heard from a lot of elderly and people who have health conditions, maybe children with asthma or older people who have heart conditions that really just cannot stand this heat," said 211 Call Center's Audrey Foster.
Back to school is just around the corner and clothes shopping can be expensive.
The Salvation Army is holding its annual School Clothing Give-a-way. Low income families can pick out three to five outfits for their kids. Captain Diane Campbell said in this economy every little bit helps.
"Well, I think it is important because it helps people that maybe their money is limited," said Campbell. "This way they don't have to put money out for school clothing they...
With rising temperatures many families are desperate for relief.
The Salvation Army of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties offer Emergency Housing for families and individuals in need. Director Karen Walker said often times during the extreme summer months and winter months she will see a rise in those seeking services.
"You know when it gets this hot outside it's very difficult for anybody to be out in the elements," said Walker. "It's not safe for...
The Salvation Army emergency shelter made Christmas a little more special for several individuals.
The emergency shelter at The Salvation Army welcomed around 16 individuals through their doors on Christmas. Shelter Manager Karen Walker says there has been an average amount of people coming in and out of the shelter over the holidays, but soon, they will see an increase in numbers.
"We should see a pick up in individuals coming in over the next couple of weeks....