Stories tagged with: Salvation Army

November 17, 2014 - 5:11pm
1 year 36 weeks ago

Starting Monday the Salvation Army's iconic red kettles are back around the city of Zanesville.

Currently, there are five locations where people can donate to the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign. It is the biggest fundraiser the army has each year, and volunteer Kerrie Webb said donations will benefit multiple things this year.

"They divvy it out through the year," Webb explains. "Like I said our debt is the biggest thing, but then all the food and things that...

October 17, 2014 - 5:02pm
1 year 40 weeks ago

The Salvation Army held its annual "Coats for Kids" clothing event this week.

The event took place yesterday and today from 10 A.M. until 2 P.M. By noon today the Salvaton Army had already given out 500 coats. If you missed "Coats for Kids" don't worry, Executive Director Mindy McCloy says there is still time to get a winter coat for you and your entire family.

"Families, they can come in and get coats all year long, we give them out. So, starting on...

August 18, 2014 - 4:22pm
1 year 9 weeks ago

When Sandy Kirbride went to volunteer at the Salvation Army Monday she was met with a huge surprise.

After years of volunteering for the Salvation Army, for sometimes more than 40 hours a week, Kirbride received recognition from the Ohio Secretary of State, John Husted. The original liaison for the Secretary of State's office, Bob Kalish presented the award to Kirbride this afternoon. And the first thing she thought about was the people that get help.

"I can't get this...

July 30, 2014 - 3:43pm
1 year 51 weeks ago

Back to school can be an exciting time for many children and their families...but it can also be very expensive.

The Salvation Army is stepping up to help with back to school clothes again this year.  They're hosting a school clothing giveaway at their location on Putnam Avenue.  They served over 120 families at the event last year, and they're prepared to serve even more this time around.

"It's all the donations that's come in throughout the year, the clothing...

June 13, 2014 - 10:44am
2 years 6 weeks ago

The Salvation Army honors a tradition that's been going on since 1938.

Traditionally, National Donut Day takes place the first Friday in June. The day honors the "Doughnut Lassies", women from the Salvation Army that traveled overseas during World War I and II to serve the tasty treats to soldiers.

"The ladies would and would go and give donuts to the soldiers. Donuts and coffee and they would actually go into the front lines," said Salvation Army Office...

May 27, 2014 - 7:13pm
2 years 8 weeks ago
The Salvation Army is teaming up with the Renner Theater to throw a summer splash musical. The "Beach Party" musical will take place on Friday June 27th in the gymnasium at the Salvation Army. The Renner Theater is bringing all the fun and entertainment to transform the evening into a night on the beach. " What we've been doing the last few summers here at the Salvation Army is helping them out raising funds," said Rich Tolliver President of the Renner Theater. "We've done theme concerts. We...
January 28, 2014 - 11:35am
2 years 25 weeks ago

Many around Southeastern Ohio seek a way to keep warm in these below zero temperatures.

The Salvation Army is serving as a warming shelter for those in Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties. In the week it's been open a few people have stopped in, including a person who lost power.

"It's heartbreaking to know that's somebody is out in the cold or the electric goes out so that's what we're here for," said Shelter Manager Karen Walker. "That's our purpose to help...

December 20, 2013 - 12:04pm
2 years 31 weeks ago

Keeping kids warm for the winter becomes a major goal for one local business.

Friday, representatives of Terry's Tavern presented the Salvation Army, on behalf of the tavern and its patrons, with a $1,000  for their "Coats for Kids Campaign." The money raised through various fundraisers and donations held by Terry's over the last six months. This is the second year they've donated to the program.

"Over the year's we've been involved with the Salvation Army in...

December 3, 2013 - 6:16pm
2 years 33 weeks ago

The Salvation Army and Walmart are teaming up once again to bring presents to less fortunate children in our area.

Everyone is familiar with The Salvation Army red kettles outside many major retailers, but for the past couple of years, a new tradition has begun inside both Zanesville Walmart stores.

"But we are here for The Fill The Truck, and that's what we really want to do,” explained Salvation Army Commanding Officer, Major Ralph Campbell. “What we want to do...

November 22, 2013 - 6:54pm
2 years 35 weeks ago

A local fundraiser provided monetary donations to five service organizations in our area.

This year, the 17th Annual Souper Bowl raised enough money to give away five $2,500 checks to Christ's Table, Eastside Community Ministries, The Salvation Army, Fellowship of Christ, and the Muskingum County Center for Seniors.

"I am really excited about it because it shows that the community comes together to help those in need and we do run a soup kitchen and we also run a pantry...

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