Credit Union of Georgia joins the bellringing

Credit Union of Georgia, which has several locations in Cobb County, announced that it helped kick-off the Salvation Army’s Bellringing season during the 2020 Red Kettle Kick Off at the Salvation Army location on Waterman Street in Marietta.

The credit union has supported the Salvation Army throughout the years and got more involved by having their own kettle this year. Credit Union of Georgia was proud to present a check of $1,250 to support the cause.

Credit union employees also volunteered to…

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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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Salvation Army hiring 300 seasonal bell ringers

The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta is hiring 300 seasonal kettle bell ringers for its annual Red Kettle Campaign, which runs Nov. 21 through Christmas Eve.

Bell ringers collect donations beside Salvation Army red kettles outside a number of retail locations, including Walmart, Kroger, Belk, Hobby Lobby, and other locations across 13 Georgia counties.

Various shifts are available…

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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 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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Fifty-kettle event launches ‘Rescue Christmas’ in Atlanta

On a rainy day in Georgia, Tuesday, Sept. 29, The Salvation Army in Atlanta took up the challenge to “Rescue Christmas” with a dramatic early kickoff to its Red Kettle Campaign – lining up 50 kettles outside State Farm Arena, and beside each, a person holding a sign that describes what happens if the bell doesn’t ring this Christmas.

“When this bell stays silent, my grandma can’t get her medication.”

“When this bell doesn’t ring, it’s another…

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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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Salvation Army kicking off Christmas fundraising early this year

ATLANTA – For the first time in 130 years, The Salvation Army is starting its annual holiday fundraising campaign early across the country in order to rescue Christmas. The funds raised through the organization’s iconic red kettles are at risk this year due to COVID-19 while requests for services are at an all-time high.

Based on the increase in services already provided in response to the pandemic, The Salvation Army nationally could serve up to 155 percent more people in 2020 with Christmas assistance, including putting food on…

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