Stories tagged with: Salvation Army

November 23, 2011 - 5:24pm
3 years 13 weeks ago

The Salvation Army in Muskingum County gave thanks by giving.

Moved by the community's generosity, Major Ralph Campbell said more than 100 turkeys were donated for Wednesday's Thanksgiving dinner and was served by local volunteers.

"I mean they could be sitting at home, watching wife get ready for tomorrow but instead they are here helping less fortunate," said Campbell.

Campbell said last year's dinner served more than 800 people and will likely serve even more...

November 21, 2011 - 2:43pm
3 years 14 weeks ago

The Salvation Army in Muskingum County would like to thank the community for their donated turkeys, many of which are already roasting in preparation for Wednesday's meal.

Office Coordinator Mindy McCloy said more than 70 turkeys were received- that's more than she thinks they'll need.

"If we don't need all the turkey we've gotten for Thanksgiving dinner they will be used," explained McCloy. "Our next thing will be our Christmas outreach, we have a lot of...

November 12, 2011 - 3:39pm
3 years 15 weeks ago

If you were listening to our very own Z-92 Saturday morning, you probably hear Christmas Music, it might seem a little early in the season but it was all for a good cause.

The Zanesville Jaycee's partnered with the Salvation Army for their annual C-Day. Residents could call in to the WHIZ Studios, donate gently used items, canned goods or other non perishable items and the Jaycees would come to your door step to pick them up.

"I know Thanksgiving hasn't come and gone...

November 10, 2011 - 4:50pm
3 years 15 weeks ago

For many of us, Thanksgiving is a time to gather around the table and spend time with family, but for those less fortunate, a turkey dinner may be hard to come by.

For over a decade, the Salvation Army in Zanesville has prepared a special Thanksgiving meal for anyone needing a place to go, but this year, Captain Diane Campbell said there's a big problem.

"The situation is that I asked my cook if he has enough turkeys, and he told me he only has five," said Campbell....

November 10, 2011 - 9:41am
3 years 15 weeks ago

A popular holiday event is moving weekends in order to help more people.

The Jaycee's sponsored C-Day is a way to collect clothing, toys, canned good and other gently used items for the Salvation Army. Taking part is as easy as picking up a phone. Residents with items can call into the WHIZ studios, give their address and the Jaycees will come to your home to collect items.

"The holiday season is all about giving," said Jaycee's member Ben Whitacre. "It's such...

November 8, 2011 - 5:42pm
3 years 15 weeks ago

If you've ever wanted a celebrity to serve you dinner, next Tuesday is the perfect opportunity.

The Applebee's restaurant in Zanesville is hosting its Celebrity Server event on November 15th.  Applebee's General Manager David Jacobs said Senator Troy Balderson, Mayor "Butch" Zwelling and other well-known locals will shadow servers and collect tips for the Angel Tree.

"The Angel Tree is when we take children from the Salvation Army that are underprivileged and...

November 5, 2011 - 3:27pm
3 years 16 weeks ago

More than 250 motorcycles filled the parking lot of Zanesville's Colony Square Mall Saturday afternoon...all for a good cause.

It was the 15th annual Toy Ride. Biker groups from around the area gathered to donate and collect toys for families less fortunate this holiday season.

"The bikers in this area have big hearts and they know this is a tough time," said Pastor Michael McGuire of Rushing Winds Biker Church. "We're wanting to get...

October 13, 2011 - 12:24pm
3 years 19 weeks ago

The holiday season is right around the corner, meaning you'll begin to hear the bell ring and see the renowned Red Kettle outside many shopping centers.

The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign will step-off November 7th and continue through the holiday season. Money collected will benefit families in need throughout Perry, Morgan and Muskingum Counties.

"Please put a dollar in or a quarter, what ever you feel," said Captain Diane Campbell. "If you want to...

September 12, 2011 - 11:30am
3 years 24 weeks ago

The colder months are coming....and now is the time to clean out the coat closet and donate.

The Salvation Army will once again team-up with Old Town Cleaners to collect "Coats for Kids." Gently worn coats are donated, cleaned and repaired by Old Town Cleaners and then distributed through the Salvation Army. The partnership has been giving back to the community in need for nearly 20 years and have successfully donated a number of coats.

"Quit a few thousand,...

August 1, 2011 - 3:20pm
3 years 30 weeks ago

Recent heat advisories have many seeking relief - only to find a shortage of fans.

Last week the South East Ohio 2-1-1 Call Center of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties received more than 40 phone calls of people asking where they could find a box fan as a relief from the heat. Salvation Army Office Assistant Mindy McCloy said both Community Action and the Salvation Army ran out of fans.

"We had one lady who came in and even the ventilation in her apartment was very...

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