The deadline is fast approaching if your child needs a coat for the upcoming winter season.
Parents have until Thursday to register for the Salvation Army's Coats for Kids event. The staff need to take down the child's name and coat size so it can go shopping for the outerwear next week. Then the parents will bring their kids in next Thursday to pick-up their coats.
"The kids are so happy. They get a new coat. Sometimes it's the first time they even get a new coat, and they'...
The Zanesville Salvation Army is closed today (Tuesday)due to water line problems. But, officials say the organization will still be able to serve food later today. The Army says it will hand out sack lunches starting at 4:30 this afternoon.
More than 1,000 area kids have outfits to wear for the start of school.
The Salvation Army was able to provide five outfits to each child, from kindergarten through high school, and gave out more than 6,000 pieces of clothing.
"We also gave a lot of shoes this year. The shoe amount tripled. I don't think we were expecting that. We're thankful and glad that we had the shoes to give away. We even had a few leftover, " says Office Assistant Mindy McCloy.
More than 1,000 area kids are expected to walk through the Salvation Army's doors in Zanesville this Thursday and Friday.
The organization is holding its annual school clothing giveaway for those in kindergarten through high school. Tables are lined with thousands of items packed on top of each other, and the staff say thanks to generous donations from the community, each child will get to pick out five outfits.
"I think the people of Zanesville should hold their heads up...
A local couple recieves a warm surprise from one chartiable organization.
Earl and Billy Jo Munyan say their prayers were answered when the Salvation Army donated a handicap accessible van to them. The couple was seeking financial assistance from the community to purchase a vehicle that was easier for Earl to get in and out of.
"I thanked god, I praised god, I was dancing around, my grandkids started dancing, I was so excited and I started crying," said Billy Jo...
One local organization is looking to help area kids have a wardrobe for school.
The Zanesville Salvation Army will be holding its annual clothing giveaway Thursday, August 5th and Friday, August 6th. The staff says it's hoping to hand out five outfits to each child.
"I don't think the numbers are going down this year. I was hoping the trend would change, but at this point, we're going to try to meet those needs and probably a little bit more this year, " says Diane...
The Salvation Army's shelter in Zanesville is at capacity.
Staff say the numbers of people coming through their doors have really gone up because of the heat.
"We have 35 beds, but we can go to an overflow of 50. If we have to, we will open up the gym or the recreation room and put some cots in there. (We'll) do what we have to do, " says Captain Ralph Campbell.
Some people are coming in because they don't have air conditioning in their homes, but most of them are...