Atlanta church shares windfall with senior tenants of Salvation Army

When the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Atlanta, Georgia, received a windfall of funds to alleviate hunger in the community, it thought of The Salvation Army.

Redeemer’s Lutheran Community Food Ministry works with homeless neighbors and food-unstable college students, providing lunch to about 200 people every weekday. After the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, LCFM went from dining in to carry outs; it has served more than 30,000 meals since then.

“Because of LCFM’s presence in the community, when Fulton County received a large grant for organizations offering food service, LCFM was included, and the county gave extra money to Redeemer to distribute to other organizations,” said David Hansen, the church’s choir director.

Hansen also is an…

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Metro Atlanta gives back in a big way during 11Alive’s 38th Annual Can-A-Thon

ATLANTA — For the 38th year, 11Alive partnered with The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta to host the annual Holiday Can-A-Thon. Publix served as the title sponsor for the Dec. 4 canned-good drive.

Due to COVID-19, the execution of the 38th Annual Can-A-Thon had to change, but the overall mission remained the same: ease the burden of food insecurity. It transformed from a one-day event to an 8-week push to end hunger in metro Atlanta, with virtual and in-person opportunities to give back and support The Salvation Army.

More virtual donation opportunities were added; the first-ever Can-A-Thon live…

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Tracking Can-A-Thon contributions

ATLANTA — Today is a big day for 11Alive. In partnership with the Salvation Army and Publix, 11Alive’s 38th annual Can-A-Thon hopes to stock the Salvation Army’s 13 metro Atlanta food pantries.

With the pandemic stretching into the holiday season, our neighbors need your help now more than ever.

Like so much else this year, the event will be a little different. Because the need is high, we’ve created many ways to support…

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Salvation Army warming centers open in Atlanta for second straight night

ATLANTA — With the continuing cold weather that has gripped north Georgia and metro Atlanta, city officials said Tuesday afternoon they would be opening an emergency warming center once again on Tuesday night.

The 11Alive StormTrackers said the temperatures overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning would continue to bottom out in the mid-20s under clear skies.

As a result, the…

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Delta’s in-kind giving to Salvation Army worth up to $14 million

As young people settled into their virtual studies this fall at The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Atlanta, Georgia, a realization dawned on the adults: What’s all that noise? Not the children – the computers. Specifically, the speakers.

“You can imagine 10 different kids doing 10 different assignments and everybody’s teacher is talking,” said Joshua Dickerson, executive director of the Army’s clubs in Atlanta.

Then, a gift from above: With so few people traveling because of the coronavirus, Delta Air Lines had disposable…

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Salvation Army launches red kettle campaign goes virtual amid pandemic

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) — From help with virtual learning to providing food for those in need, the Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta has been busy.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, really in March for example the South Asian Lantern just in the Metro Atlanta area have distributed almost a half million pounds of food,” said Major Bob Parker, Salvation Army area director.

And the demand for…

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Salvation Army launching red kettle campaign 2 months early to help ‘Rescue Christmas’

ATLANTA — We haven’t even made it to Halloween yet, and one metro charity is already making a move to rescue Christmas.

Every year, the Salvation Army of Atlanta’s red kettles are filled as bells of hope ring. But this year, things will be different.

“So we know that there will be fewer resources but greater need. So that’s why…

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Salvationists serve at Atlanta march against racism

Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the liberation of African-American slaves at the end of the Civil War, coincided this year with rallies around the country against hate and racism. And amid the signs and banners as thousands marched through downtown Atlanta, Georgia, the crimson-and-blue flags of one group stood out.

“People were asking us, what does ‘Blood and Fire’ mean?” said Captain Ken Argot, corps officer of The Salvation Army Atlanta Temple Corps.

“The flags were a wonderful witness,” Captain Argot said. “They’re a reminder that we’re a marching Army, going into battle, to places where darkness is. They gave us the ability to say, The Salvation Army is not just about providing social services; the theology behind it is…

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Peachtree Creek Greenway – Brookhaven, Georgia

In December 2018, The Salvation Army began partnering with the city of Brookhaven, GA to transform a dilapidated and dangerous creek trail into a world-class multiuse pathway, called the Peachtree Creek Greenway. Brookhaven held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony for this project one year later on December 12, 2019. Mayor John Ernst and City Councilman Joe Gebbia both thanked The Salvation Army for donating property for the Greenway and securing shelter for individuals suffering from homelessness in the Greenway area. Since opening alongside The Salvation Army’s Atlanta Temple Corps and Southern Territorial Headquarters, the Greenway has become a popular destination for the community and new walkway in Metro Atlanta’s ever-growing alternative transportation network.

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The Salvation Army of Gwinnett Corps Receives Grant from the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia

The Salvation Army of Gwinnett County was awarded a $10,000 challenge grant from the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia. The funds will benefit the county’s Home Sweet Home program, which helps newly homeless families get back on their feet.