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....
The Salvation Army wants to thank the community for their generosity this holiday season.
Office Assistant Mindy McCloy says The Salvation Army was able to service 1800 children, providing 7200 gifts. McCloy says before Christmas, donations were down so they didn't know how they were going to fill their annual Christmas baskets. But with the community's help, they were able to fill all 2300 baskets.
"We did put a plea out to the community and they came through....
The Salvation Army is also teaming up with The United Way to offer tax help to those who qualify.
The United Way will be offering training at The Salvation Army in the upcoming two weeks. Case Manager Karen Walker says for the first time, The Salvation Army will now be able to prepare taxes for those who meet the income criteria.
"It's always wonderful when agencies work together because again, we can't stand on our own. It takes the whole community to meet the...
The Salvation Army in Zanesville wrapped up its food, toy and clothing distribution day, helping hundreds of families this holiday season.
Captain Diane Campbell says the past two days were an overall success and cannot thank the community enough for their support.
"This is our sixth Christmas here and this is our smoothest. It just seems to be people are coming in, we have a lot of volunteers that are here giving their time to help the clients come through and help them...