Stories tagged with: Salvation Army

July 29, 2011 - 10:24am
3 years 31 weeks ago

The Salvation Army is clearing the tables of clothing.

The organization is holding its annual school clothing giveaway. The office coordinator for the Salvation Army said that donations of boys and girls clothing were both up this year.

"It's a really big deal and you know it's a warm feeling," said Mindy McCloy. "It's awesome to be a part of it because it is important to them. A lot of the children that come in really depend on this."

McCloy said the...

July 23, 2011 - 1:55pm
3 years 32 weeks ago

The United Way of Muskingum Perry and Morgan counties needs your help.

The organization has received dozens of calls this week through their 211 Call Center for those in need of fans and air conditioners

"We've heard from a lot of elderly and people who have health conditions, maybe children with asthma or older people who have heart conditions that really just cannot stand this heat," said 211 Call Center's Audrey Foster.

Foster says they have teamed up with the...

July 19, 2011 - 5:02pm
3 years 32 weeks ago

Back to school is just around the corner and clothes shopping can be expensive.

The Salvation Army is holding its annual School Clothing Give-a-way. Low income families can pick out three to five outfits for their kids. Captain Diane Campbell said in this economy every little bit helps.

"Well, I think it is important because it helps people that maybe their money is limited," said Campbell. "This way they don't have to put money out for school clothing they...

July 19, 2011 - 4:57pm
3 years 32 weeks ago

With rising temperatures many families are desperate for relief.

The Salvation Army of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties offer Emergency Housing for families and individuals in need. Director Karen Walker said often times during the extreme summer months and winter months she will see a rise in those seeking services.

"You know when it gets this hot outside it's very difficult for anybody to be out in the elements," said Walker. "It's not safe for...

June 23, 2011 - 9:33pm
3 years 36 weeks ago

The Salvation Army in Zanesville kicked off their second annual Block Party Thursday afternoon.

Despite scattered rain showers throughout the day, the even still saw over five hundred people by 3 p.m.. Volunteer Coordinator, Joyce Krouskoupf says the puddles didn't seem to scare people away.

" We've had a lot of people hiding under the tents from the rain, to get away from the rain." she said. "But we just pray that maybe throughout all this even if one soul is...

June 15, 2011 - 4:02pm
3 years 37 weeks ago

A Duncan Falls Youth Group would like to invite you to a block party, dedicated to spreading the word of God.

Last year the United Methodist Church Youth Group decided they wanted to make a difference, and for the first time sponsored a block party here in Zanesville.

"These teenagers were not Christians a couple years ago," said Youth Leader, Debbie Gheen. "And they believe their lives have changed because of it, and they're just trying to pay it forward....

January 21, 2011 - 8:02pm
4 years 6 weeks ago

As bone chilling temperatures blanket Southeast Ohio, the Salvation Army is offering their own blanket to those who need a warm place to stay.

The Salvation Army has seen a few families and individuals come in to the shelter as a result of the recent snow storm. But temperatures aren't going up any time soon.

"I'm suprised we haven't seen a few more over the last couple days but today the weather is really cold and its supposed to get even colder tonight so i suspect that we...

January 3, 2011 - 6:22pm
4 years 8 weeks ago

The Salvation Army emergency shelter made Christmas a little more special for several individuals. 

The emergency shelter at The Salvation Army welcomed around 16 individuals through their doors on Christmas.  Shelter Manager Karen Walker says there has been an average amount of people coming in and out of the shelter over the holidays, but soon, they will see an increase in numbers.

"We should see a pick up in individuals coming in over the next couple of weeks....

January 3, 2011 - 6:16pm
4 years 8 weeks ago

The Salvation Army wants to thank the community for their generosity this holiday season.

Office Assistant Mindy McCloy says The Salvation Army was able to service 1800 children, providing 7200 gifts.  McCloy says before Christmas, donations were down so they didn't know how they were going to fill their annual Christmas baskets.  But with the community's help, they were able to fill all 2300 baskets.

"We did put a plea out to the community and they came through....

January 3, 2011 - 6:11pm
4 years 8 weeks ago

The Salvation Army is also teaming up with The United Way to offer tax help to those who qualify. 

The United Way will be offering training at The Salvation Army in the upcoming two weeks.  Case Manager Karen Walker says for the first time, The Salvation Army will now be able to prepare taxes for those who meet the income criteria.

"It's always wonderful when agencies work together because again, we can't stand on our own. It takes the whole community to meet the...

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