Stories tagged with: Salvation Army

November 8, 2011 - 5:42pm
4 years 13 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
4 years 13 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
4 years 17 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
4 years 21 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
4 years 27 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...

July 29, 2011 - 10:24am
4 years 27 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
4 years 28 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
4 years 29 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
4 years 29 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
4 years 33 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...

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