Stories tagged with: Salvation Army

July 19, 2010 - 6:18pm
4 years 50 weeks ago

One local organization is looking to help area kids have a wardrobe for school.

The Zanesville Salvation Army will be holding its annual clothing giveaway Thursday, August 5th and Friday, August 6th. The staff says it's hoping to hand out five outfits to each child.

"I don't think the numbers are going down this year. I was hoping the trend would change, but at this point, we're going to try to meet those needs and probably a little bit more this year, " says Diane...

July 7, 2010 - 6:37pm
4 years 52 weeks ago

The Salvation Army's shelter in Zanesville is at capacity.

Staff say the numbers of people coming through their doors have really gone up because of the heat.

"We have 35 beds, but we can go to an overflow of 50. If we have to, we will open up the gym or the recreation room and put some cots in there. (We'll) do what we have to do, " says Captain Ralph Campbell.

Some people are coming in because they don't have air conditioning in their homes, but most of them are...

June 24, 2010 - 6:20pm
5 years 1 week ago

Combine cotton candy, popcorn, and prizes, and what kid wouldn't be there?!

The Salvation Army was buzzing Thursday as children of all ages stopped by for a fun "Block Party" afternoon put on by the Duncan Falls United Methodist Church.

"We've got cotton candy, popcorn, free hotdogs, hamburgers. We've had people that have heard about the ministry and we've had so many churches that have come together and donated food, games, prizes," says Duncan Falls United...

June 23, 2010 - 5:20pm
5 years 1 week ago

One local youth group is branching out from its ministry in Duncan Falls.

After growing to a size of about 40 people, "Eternity" is ready to bring church to the people.

"We had a youth group of just 2 teenagers, and we asked them to be disciples and go tell their friends because on Saturday night, the mall is full of stray kids running around bored. Facebook is boring them with them talking to each other. So, we asked why don't you bring your friends for something...

May 4, 2010 - 11:55am
5 years 9 weeks ago

The Salvation Army is hosting its third annual Mystery Dinner this Friday.

Before dinner they will be hosting a silent auction. Salvation Army Office Assistant Mindy McCloy said they have a ton of great baskets to auction off. Even the employees want to place a bid.

"It's funny because once we get the baskets made up a lot of the employees will come in and look at the baskets and say oh I love that basket I want to bid on that basket and once you see them they are...

April 27, 2010 - 12:15pm
5 years 10 weeks ago

Two local groups are teaming up to help area kids.

The Salvation Army and the Zanesville Community Theatre are pairing up for the 3rd Annual Mystery Dinner. Salvation Army Office Assistant Mindy McCloy said it's a youth fundraiser and it's a lot of fun.

"People come out they have a good time and it really does help support the Salvation Army and we really do appreciate it," McCloy said.

They will be hosting a silent auction. Then you'll get to watch the '...

April 14, 2010 - 2:34pm
5 years 11 weeks ago

It's time to dig those old afro wigs and bell bottoms out of the closet.

For three years the Salvation Army has put on a mystery dinner as a fundraiser for it's programs. This year the mystery dinner is set in the 60s and 70s. And Captain Ralph Cambpell says, the organization really needs the community's support.

"We're in a real tight situation right now where we're just trying to raise what we can," said Capt. Campbell. "It'll help some of our youth programs....

February 9, 2010 - 6:50pm
5 years 21 weeks ago

Some people are still without power from last week's winter storm, and tomorrow's winds could leave more people in the dark.

So, the Salvation Army wants people to know that if you are without heat and supplies, there is one place you can turn to.

"We're just a couple nights stay. It just depends on if they're from Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan counties. There's steps that we do have to follow, but whatever it is they need, we pretty much let them stay for a couple days,...

February 8, 2010 - 1:03pm
5 years 21 weeks ago

People are still without power and another winter storm is moving in Tuesday and Wednesday. The Red Cross  want you to be prepared if you lose your power.

Julie Davis from the Muskingum Valley Red Cross tells us how to prepare for a power outage in a snow storm.

"If you have elderly neighbors or people with younger kids you need to make sure they are okay. The problem is, is it going to be safe to try and get out," Davis said.

That's why you need to...

February 6, 2010 - 4:30pm
5 years 21 weeks ago

For those without power and heat, these cold temperatures can be a health hazard.

So the Salvation Army, Red Cross and Emergency Management Agency teamed up to open a comfort station at the Salvation Army on Putnam Avenue. The comfort station is open to anyone in the public needing food or a warm place to stay.

"Just whatever they need you know we will try to provide for them whatever we can. We will have the blankets for them, if they need to take blankets then we can...

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