Local Goodwill and Salvation Army Work Together on Property Transition

Two local charities are working together on logistical changes to better serve each of their ministries in the Augusta area.

The Salvation Army of Augusta is moving its Family Store at 3362 Wrightsboro Road in Augusta. After some remodeling, Goodwill of Middle Georgia and the CSRA will move into the Wrightsboro Road space, opening a retail training store and a…

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Salvation Army of Valdosta hosts cookout

VALDOSTA — The Salvation Army in collaboration with Second Harvest of South Georgia, South Georgia Partnership to End Homelessness and the Re-Generation Rescue Mission observed Father’s Day by meeting an ongoing need in the community.

The Salvation Army hosted its second drive-through cookout and toy giveaway, Salvation Army representatives said in a statement.

Cars began lining up two-and-a-half hours early, Salvation Army Lt. Chris Thomas said.

After speaking to a few of the early arrivals, Thomas learned someone gave them the wrong start time.

“I was encouraging them to leave and come back to prevent them from having to wait in the heat. They all expressed that they would wait it out because they could not afford the gas to go and come back,” Thomas said. “We were still getting…

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The Salvation Army of Tifton’s First MILK-A-POOLZA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: 
Kelley Bedore, Tifton Service Center Director

The Salvation Army of Tifton
1205 Highway 82 East
Tifton, GA 31794
(229) 386-1503
Kelley.Bedore@uss.salvationarmy.org

 

TIFTON, GA (June 17, 2020) – On Tuesday, June 23 at 9 a.m., The Salvation Army of Tifton will hold its first MILK-A-POOLZA where 250 gallons of milk will be distributed to neighbors in need.

Sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), a refrigerated truck will transport milk generously donated by Bordon Dairy to The Salvation Army of Tifton’s service center located at 1205 E. Hwy 82, Tifton, GA 31793. This event is open to the general public where those in need have the opportunity to drive up in their vehicles and choose between 2% and whole milk (a limit of one gallon per household while supplies last).

There are no eligibility requirements to receive the milk, but The Salvation Army asks that all participants stay in their vehicles and follow COVID-19 safety measures, such as wearing masks and practicing social distancing. All staff members and volunteers will be wearing the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and will take appropriate safety precautions when distributing milk.

“One of our biggest passions is feeding the hungry, so what better way to do that than providing a healthy drink like milk to our community,” said Kelley Bedore, The Salvation Army of Tifton’s Service Center Director. “Trying to find nutritious, affordable food to put on the table has been a constant struggle for many of our neighbors, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only intensified their need.”

Since the length of the COVID-19 crisis is unknown, The Salvation Army of Tifton is enhancing its programs to include events like MILK-A-POOLZA to combat the tough times that so many face today.

“We would like to extend a huge ‘thank you’ to Bordon Dairy and the USDA for their support and incredible partnership,” said Bedore. “We are proud to stand together with both of these organizations in these unprecedented times in doing the most good for the Tifton community.”

The anticipated turnout for Tuesday’s MILK-A-POOLZA is expected to be over 200 people. In the future, The Salvation Army of Tifton plans to hold similar events twice a month. For information on future event dates or inquiries on how to apply for financial assistance, please contact The Salvation Army of Tifton service center at 229-386-1503 or email Kelley Bedore at Kelley.Bedore@uss.salvationarmy.org.

 

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About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those most in need in Christ’s name, without discrimination, since 1865. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a broad array of social services that includes providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, supports for the elderly and ill, shelter and job placement for the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children to flourish. About 82 cents of every dollar raised is used directly to support these services and more where needed most in over 5,000 communities throughout the U.S. To learn more, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

Salvation Army holds Father’s Day meal

VALDOSTA — A pre-Father’s Day drive-through meal and toy giveaway will be held noon, Saturday, June 20, at the Salvation Army, 320 Smithland Place.

The Salvation Army, South Georgia Partnership to End Homelessness, Second Harvest of South Georgia, the Re-Generation Rescue Mission and Kingdom Agenda Women host the event, organizers said in a statement.

A pick-up lunch for the family and one toy for each child in the house will be provided. Stay…

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Augusta Salvation Army receives grant from Bank of America for COVID-19 efforts

The Salvation Army of Augusta has received a grant from Bank of America to help support coronavirus relief efforts.

According to a release, the $20,000 grant will be used toward the cost of providing meals and shelter to those impacted by the pandemic.

“The Salvation Army of Augusta’s work is essential to providing services for the homeless in our community throughout this coronavirus pandemic,” Ora Parish, Augusta Market President for Bank of America, said in a release.

Shelter is being provided to seniors…

Salvation Army expands local food distribution

In order to meet the growing needs of Whitfield and Murray counties during the news coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Salvation Army is expanding its food distribution network to include churches and other nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit organizations may now pick up food boxes in quantity to meet the needs of more than one household that is unable to pick up food for themselves.

Please contact…

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Jekyll Lions aid The Salvation Army of Brunswick

The Jekyll Island Lions Club organized the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign on Jekyll Island over the holidays. Both Lions and residents took turns ringing the bell on Main Street in the Beach Village. The drive brought in $3,000 which was presented to Maj. Nancy Fuller, co-commander of the Brunswick Salvation Army Corps. Pictured are Lion Mike Mueller, left, who coordinated the island’s campaign, presenting the check to Major Nancy Fuller.

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The Salvation Army Provides Food & Water to Fire Crews in Savannah

Firefighters and other emergency crews are finally getting some much needed rest after their heroic effort in fighting the flames at the eastern wharf construction site.

Fire crews across Chatham County say they are exhausted after working together to fight the flames at the Eastern Wharf Fire on Thursday.

At one point, Savannah Fire officials say they had 20 units fighting the flames at a fire scene that was hard to contain.

“Once it got going, it was a wind driven fire. Anytime we got a wind driven fire it makes it complicated because it pushed fire through the building very quickly and it affects our streams,” said Chief Derik Minard, Savannah Fire.

But now as they keep watch for hot spots it gives them some time to take a breath, compared to Thursday.

The Salvation Army arrived last night around 9:30 a.m. to help any fire crews who need any water or food.

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Local Nonprofits Promote Awareness, Share Mission at the Southern Women’s Show this Weekend February 28th-March 1st

Local and national nonprofit organizations take advantage of the unique opportunity to share their mission and promote awareness at the Southern Women’s Show in Savannah set to begin this Friday, February 28 through Sunday, March 1, 2020

“With an annual average of over 10,000 attendees coming through our doors each year for the Southern Women’s Show in Savannah, local and national nonprofits have a chance to get face time with Women’s Show guests to share their message and mission with people who may not be familiar with their organizations and the vital services they provide the community,” said Katie Cronin, show manager for Southern Women’s Show Savannah.

“Having nonprofits participate in our Women’s Show adds another layer to the incredible lineup of offerings we have planned for Savannah’s largest women’s event of the year,” said Cronin. “Guests can take away a better understanding of the many different organizations they can get involved with or simply contribute their support.”

Some of the nonprofit organizations participating in this year’s Women’s Show:

The Women’s Auxiliary of The Salvation Army will display information about…

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The Salvation Army’s Call to Mission: Southern Territorial Congress

God has placed a unique calling on each of our lives: a Call to Mission.

This event is a three-day gathering for Salvationists and friends, with unique opportunities for every generation. Hearts will leave renewed and ready to transform our communities.

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