Stories tagged with: Salvation Army

November 24, 2010 - 7:25pm
5 years 34 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 - 7:10pm
5 years 37 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 - 7:05pm
5 years 37 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 - 6:11pm
5 years 41 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 - 11:12am
5 years 41 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 - 5:32pm
5 years 42 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'...

September 9, 2010 - 6:58pm
5 years 45 weeks ago

It's hard to admit, but winter will be here before we know it.

The Salvation Army will be hosting it's annual Coats For Kids campaign October 7th-8th. They are asking the community to donate extra coats they may have.

"Were' still in need of coats, especially the middle sized kids. So anybody that would like to volunteer to hop on with that, just bring a coat in," said Shelter Manager Joyce Krouskoupf.

Last year, the Salvation Army gave away 1,300 coats, helping...

August 31, 2010 - 10:25am
5 years 47 weeks ago

The Zanesville Salvation Army is closed today (Tuesday)due to water line problems. But, officials say the organization will still be able to serve food later today. The Army says it will hand out sack lunches starting at 4:30 this afternoon.

August 9, 2010 - 5:40pm
5 years 50 weeks ago

More than 1,000 area kids have outfits to wear for the start of school.

The Salvation Army was able to provide five outfits to each child, from kindergarten through high school, and gave out more than 6,000 pieces of clothing.

"We also gave a lot of shoes this year. The shoe amount tripled. I don't think we were expecting that. We're thankful and glad that we had the shoes to give away. We even had a few leftover, " says Office Assistant Mindy McCloy.

McCloy says...

August 5, 2010 - 12:12pm
5 years 50 weeks ago

Hundreds of people are visiting the Salvation Army to do a little shopping...for free.

The Free School Clothing Giveaway started Thursday and will continue on Friday and the price is right for Muskingum, Noble, and Perry county residents.

"I don't have money to buy a lot of clothes so I look forward to this every year," Davis said.

Kelly Davis has four children.

"I am shopping for my daughter Mary Jane, and my three boys Decker, Blaze, and...

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