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...
Combine cotton candy, popcorn, and prizes, and what kid wouldn't be there?!
The Salvation Army was buzzing Thursday as children of all ages stopped by for a fun "Block Party" afternoon put on by the Duncan Falls United Methodist Church.
"We've got cotton candy, popcorn, free hotdogs, hamburgers. We've had people that have heard about the ministry and we've had so many churches that have come together and donated food, games, prizes," says Duncan Falls United...
One local youth group is branching out from its ministry in Duncan Falls.
After growing to a size of about 40 people, "Eternity" is ready to bring church to the people.
"We had a youth group of just 2 teenagers, and we asked them to be disciples and go tell their friends because on Saturday night, the mall is full of stray kids running around bored. Facebook is boring them with them talking to each other. So, we asked why don't you bring your friends for something...
The Salvation Army is hosting its third annual Mystery Dinner this Friday.
Before dinner they will be hosting a silent auction. Salvation Army Office Assistant Mindy McCloy said they have a ton of great baskets to auction off. Even the employees want to place a bid.
"It's funny because once we get the baskets made up a lot of the employees will come in and look at the baskets and say oh I love that basket I want to bid on that basket and once you see them they are...
Two local groups are teaming up to help area kids.
The Salvation Army and the Zanesville Community Theatre are pairing up for the 3rd Annual Mystery Dinner. Salvation Army Office Assistant Mindy McCloy said it's a youth fundraiser and it's a lot of fun.
"People come out they have a good time and it really does help support the Salvation Army and we really do appreciate it," McCloy said.
They will be hosting a silent auction. Then you'll get to watch the '...