Stories tagged with: Salvation Army

December 17, 2010 - 5:37pm
4 years 10 weeks ago

The Salvation Army in Zanesville wrapped up its food, toy and clothing distribution day, helping hundreds of families this holiday season.

Captain Diane Campbell says the past two days were an overall success and cannot thank the community enough for their support.

"This is our sixth Christmas here and this is our smoothest. It just seems to be people are coming in, we have a lot of volunteers that are here giving their time to help the clients come through and help them...

December 16, 2010 - 6:06pm
4 years 10 weeks ago

The Salvation Army kicked off the first part of their holiday give a way Thursday.

The building on Putnam Avenue had an army of some 40 volunteers assisting those in need as they came in to pick up their food baskets.

"We actually get started in september to start preparing for this and we have anywhere between 5 and 6,000 volunteer hours just getting ready for distribution day," says Christmas Coordinator Joyce Krouskoupf.

Volunteer Beth Archer is a retired...

December 15, 2010 - 1:34pm
4 years 10 weeks ago

The Salvation Army in Zanesville is changing the way it hands out its Christmas food and toy baskets. This year instead of one day, it will happen on two separate days.

The food-only distribution will take place Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon. Then, on Friday, the toy, clothes and food distribution will happen from 9 a.m. until 4p.m.

"They will be able to grab their food basket on Thursday and be able to go ahead and go and they won't have to wait...

December 7, 2010 - 5:17pm
4 years 12 weeks ago

The bitterly cold temperatures are making it hard for the homeless but a local emergency shelter is offering a warm place to stay.

The Salvation Army shelter offers individuals living in Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan County with a 90 day stay.  If you are a resident outside of those three counties, the shelter offers a one night stay.  Shelter manager, Karen Walker, says recently the increase in occupancy has been significant.

"I think a lot of it has to do with the...

November 24, 2010 - 6:25pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

 Two local organizations are teaming up this holiday season to help fight hunger.

The Salvation Army along with one new State Farm agency in Zanesville are kicking off a month long canned food drive in hopes of not only raising awareness of the less fortunate around the holidays, but to come together as a community and help those in need.

"I feel so honored to be able to do this because i am helping those in the community where i do business, where my own family lives...

November 8, 2010 - 6:10pm
4 years 16 weeks ago

It's been a busy month for the Salvation Army in Zanesville.

There's been a significant increase in the number of people staying at the shelter, including more first-timers and families. The staff say they believe the cold weather and the economy are the main contributing factors.

"It gets to the point where do you make the rent payment, do you make the mortgage payment, or do you keep your gas, electric, and water on? And people are struggling, " says Shelter Manager,...

November 8, 2010 - 6:05pm
4 years 16 weeks ago

It's a familiar sound that emerges around this time of year.

The Salvation Army is setting up for its annual six-week donation period.

"Some people don't like that bell. It gets on their nerves, but it really draws attention. So, the bell and the kettle is what the Salvation Army, represents us, " says Captain Dianne Campbell of the Salvation Army.

There are currently seven kettles set up around the area, but that number will jump to 17 after Thanksgiving. The...

October 12, 2010 - 5:11pm
4 years 20 weeks ago

The Salvation Army wants to remind people that the deadline for Christmas applications is right around the corner.

The Salvation Army is working on their Christmas project that provides food baskets for families and toys for kids. They are taking applications from October 25 through October 29.

"When they come in they need to bring a picture ID, social security numbers for everyone in their household, their monthly income and their monthly bills," says Mindy McCloy of...

October 6, 2010 - 10:12am
4 years 20 weeks ago

With the fall in temperatures one local group is keeping kids in our area all buttoned up and in style.

The Salvation Army went shopping Wednesday for their Coats for Kids program. People signed up to get a coat at the Salvation Army and tomorrow they will be able to pick them up.

"It's just to get all of our kids out there so they have a coat and be warm this winter be able to enjoy their self and you know and not be cold you know i hate to see them go to school and...

September 29, 2010 - 4:32pm
4 years 21 weeks ago

The deadline is fast approaching if your child needs a coat for the upcoming winter season.

Parents have until Thursday to register for the Salvation Army's Coats for Kids event. The staff need to take down the child's name and coat size so it can go shopping for the outerwear next week. Then the parents will bring their kids in next Thursday to pick-up their coats.

"The kids are so happy. They get a new coat. Sometimes it's the first time they even get a new coat, and they'...

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