Stories tagged with: Salvation Army

October 1, 2013 - 4:53pm
1 year 43 weeks ago

A twenty year tradition by two local organizations, to help keep kids warm during the winter months, is upon us again.

The Salvation Army and Olde Towne Cleaners are asking for jacket donations for their "Coats for Kids" annual program.

"We try to get coats for smaller kids mainly, that is what we need the most of,” said President and Manager of Olde Towne Cleaners, David Frick. “We clean and repair what needs to be done to them and The Salvation Army...

July 5, 2013 - 7:07pm
2 years 3 weeks ago

The Salvation Army is bringing a tradition usually saved for the holiday season out during the month of July.

The Salvation Army's new fundraising opportunity, Red Kettles in July is going on every Friday.

"Well everybody sees the red kettles at Christmas time right because we're bringing in money for Christmas. Now were bringing in money for anything the salvation needs, " said Shelter Aid, Terina Saxton.

The Salvation Army says they need money for clothes, food...

March 12, 2013 - 11:32am
2 years 19 weeks ago

A click will mean a can for area food pantries.

Daybreak Rotary needs you to "like" their Facebook page, for every "like" that they get a non perishable food item will be donated to Christ's Table, Eastside Community Ministry and the Salvation Army. It's part of the club's "Feed the Need" campaign.

"It's a simple way for people to give back. I I think so often we look around and say I want to be able to do something, but I don't have the money....

January 23, 2013 - 3:17pm
2 years 26 weeks ago

An army of volunteers took to the streets to find homeless in our area.

Between 75-90 volunteers took part in the point in time count to help count homeless in our area. The group covered all of Zanesville and traveled to the outlying areas of Dresden and Frazeysburg. During the count nine unsheltered homeless were located.

"Last year I think it was between 20 to 25. It might have been up to 30," explained Salvation Army Shelter Manger Karen Walker. "That has...

January 22, 2013 - 6:17pm
2 years 26 weeks ago

One organization hopes that the cold temperatures will bring people indoors.

Officials at the Salvation Army in Zanesville said they are ready to shelter those who need to get out of the elements. Their shelter holds up to 35 people and includes a men's and women's dorm and a place for families. The shelter's manager said they've received calls throughout the day from people looking for a place to go.

"If we can't help them and we are full or we can't up cots then we will...

December 21, 2012 - 1:15pm
2 years 31 weeks ago

Many kids will be warm for the winter thanks to a local establishment.

Terry's Tavern presented a $1,000 check to the Salvation Army for their "Coats For Kids" program. The money came from fundraisers held at the Tavern. Co-owner Tim Arnold said the idea to give to the cause came from their employees and customers.

"This is community is just giving," said Arnold. "We're just very fortunate and pleased that we're able to represent our customers and be able...

December 20, 2012 - 11:31am
2 years 31 weeks ago

Thanks to the community and the Salvation Army many in our area will have a happy holiday.

Thursday, the Salvation Army held its annual distribution day. Over 1,200 families from Perry, Morgan and Muskingum Counties were helped this year. Starting at 9 a.m.. a continuous line of people filed in to pick up toys and food.

"There's nothing anything more rewarding than seeing a child open a toy," said Captain Ralph Campbell. "We've had that here where they've done that...

December 14, 2012 - 6:38pm
2 years 32 weeks ago

With only one weekend left to donate, the Salvation Army is sending out a plea for toys.

The final day to donate items to the Salvation Army is Monday, December 17th and although they received a large donation from Avon today, they are still in need of clothing and toys for their toy room.

"Toys are kind of coming in but we probably are about 450 that still need to come in, I know there's a last few days of shopping, there's good sales this weekend so we're hoping that will...

December 8, 2012 - 3:18pm
2 years 33 weeks ago

They'll be some very happy kids in our area come Christmas due to the Salvation Army.

This weekend the Salvation Army held a toy drive at the Zanesville Walmarts to help collect items for their toy room. These toys will be given to children that may not otherwise have Christmas.

"It does my heart good to give and give back to the community," said Salvation Army Advisory Board Member Ron Apperson. "The folks here they are giving."

Apperson said the...

December 7, 2012 - 6:39pm
2 years 33 weeks ago

The Salvation Army needs your help this holiday season.

The toy drive, Red Kettle Campaign and canned food donations are drastically down this year. The Salvation Army says without those donations many families may go without this year.

"Were looking at doing two-thousand baskets so were looking for anybody that wants to donate chickens to fill out for the family for meat and we do have some canned goods and that available as well but it just seems like were getting crunch...

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