Stories tagged with: Salvation Army

January 26, 2010 - 5:38pm
5 years 23 weeks ago

Area residents are bundled up walking the streets of Zanesville to count the homeless.

About 75 volunteers gathered today at the Salvation Army in Zanesville to prepare for the walk.

"We do this because we need to get additional funding for homelessness, to end homelessness or prevent homelessness," said Chairperson Theresa Antal. "The whole point of this is to get as much information as possible, to help them not be homeless anymore. Hopefully we'll have a good...

January 18, 2010 - 4:12pm
5 years 24 weeks ago

For those who do want to donate to the effort in Haiti, relief organizers say they really need only one thing right now.

Captain Ralph Campbell of the Salvation Army in Zanesville said, although clothes and other items will be needed, right now money is the best way to help.

"The first week or so is assessing the needs and seeing what is needed," he said. "There is no sense in us saying please send in clothes, please send us food, because we don't really know...

January 14, 2010 - 8:00pm
5 years 24 weeks ago

A local organization wants to make sure no one is left out in the cold.

The frigid temperatures of January and February can take a toll on heating bills. If you cannot afford to pay your bill, the Salvation Army has a shelter that can keep families out of the cold. If you need to stay in the shelter there are certain items you must bring with you.

"Well for somebody to enter the shelter they need to have ID whether it is a state ID or a driver's license, it...

January 14, 2010 - 6:30pm
5 years 24 weeks ago

A local organization is working to help send aide to Haiti in the wake of Tuesday's earthquake.

The Salvation Army in Zanesville says it is taking donations to help those in Haiti, but currently they can only take monetary donations.

"As of right now we are not asking for anybody to try to send us or bring us gifts in kind like food and different things like that because it is still being assessed what they really need and until we know it is going to be hard for us to...

December 25, 2009 - 6:53pm
5 years 27 weeks ago

A local woman, who has turned her life around, says she understand the true meaning of Christmas.

Amanda Steavens says she became homeless after a drug problem and came to the Salvation Army because she knew she needed help. She has been clean for three months now and says her life has changed for the better. She and the other residents of the Salvation Army shelter spent Christmas together and Amanda says it is a holiday all about giving.

"It is not about receiving...

December 18, 2009 - 12:19pm
5 years 28 weeks ago

Thanks to our generous community a lot of children are going to have presents to open on Christmas. Captain Ralph Campbell with the Salvation Army says he expects around 1,400 families, and possibly more. He adds that it's amazing that this community even in tough times people are willing to give.

Today at the Salvation Army's Angel Tree Toy Giveaway one mom Marinda Czignas's was thrilled to be able to give her 7-year -old son a bike.

"He said I'm asking Santa for a...

December 17, 2009 - 4:41pm
5 years 28 weeks ago

The Salvation Army in Zanesville is packing boxes and organizing toys to get ready to give more than a thousand toys to families in tomorrow's Angel Tree toy giveaway.

Captain Ralph Cambpell with the Salvation Army says he expects around 1,400 families, possibly more, to attend. Each family will receive a box of food and a choice of three toys per child. Families signed up for the Angel Tree back in October and were assigned a time to come in Friday to pick up their...

December 13, 2009 - 8:05pm
5 years 29 weeks ago

The Zanesville Community Theatre is spreading holiday cheer while helping make sure every child gets a present this Christmas.

The 65 person cast and crew of the 19th Annual Angel Tree Benefit sang and danced through four sold out shows all to help the Salvation Army

"Every dime from tickets to donations, we toss our usual ticket price for a donation and our sales for the raffle go directly toward the Angel Tree Benefit for the Salvation Army. We don't keep a...

December 4, 2009 - 7:42pm
5 years 30 weeks ago

The Salvation Army is commending a local school for its massive collection of canned goods.

John Glenn High School donated over 56,000 canned goods  to the Salvation Army. Captain Campbell says the school's donation is a tremendous help for the Salvation Army food drive.

"We make up a box that gives them 3 to 5 days worth of food as well as a Christmas dinner and that is where all that will go," says Capt. Campbell with the Salvation Army.

Campbell says...

December 4, 2009 - 7:38pm
5 years 30 weeks ago

The Salvation Army red kettles are often the first sign of the holiday season.

But with times being tough, giving is down this year by around $2,500 dollars.

"The sad thing is the people that were supporting us are now coming to us and it makes a big difference in the giving process," says Capt. Ralph Campbell a minister at the Salvation Army.

The money donated to the Salvaiton Army is used for 1,700 children in need of Christmas toys and $1,300 families in...

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