Salvation Army Surpassed Goal for 2020 Red Kettle Campaign

Today, The Salvation Army of Savannah (TSA) announces they surpassed their ambitious Red Kettle Campaign fundraising goal of $300,000 by $25,000 for a total of $324,871.20. Even though they had less employees and volunteers to bell ring and half the amount of red kettles than the previous year because of COVID-19 concerns, the nonprofit organization was able to raise these funds through their virtual and physical kettles and the matching grant from an anonymous donor who offered to match every dollar given to the iconic red kettles up to $150,000. 

The funds from the holiday season’s…

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Salvation Army of Savannah extends virtual Red Kettle Campaign through January

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — For those in the spirit of giving, organizers of the Salvation Army of Savannah’s Red Kettle Campaign say they’re still accepting online donations.

The traditional campaign featuring the signature red containers ran for six weeks over the holidays. During that time, people also had the option to give virtually in light of the pandemic.

“This has been an unusual year, so for some of that, it’s meant a lot of difficulty. But in some ways, we found ways to do what we do even better,” said the Salvation Army of Savannah’s major, Paul Egan.

“One of those opportunities was…

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Local business teams up with Salvation Army to provide meals for senior citizens

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — People over the age of 65 are at a higher risk of severe illness if they contract COVID-19, leaving many seniors in our community with no way of accessing food in a safe way.

The Toyota/Lexus Minority Owners Dealership Association (TLMODA) partnered with Chatham Parkway Toyota and The Salvation Army of Savannah to provide over 200 boxes of food to senior citizens who can’t safely purchase food themselves.

“For a lot of people, they just…

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Chatham Parkway teams up with Salvation Army to provide food for seniors

A Savannah car dealership is stepping up to help some of those most vulnerable during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

And it fills a need that’s especially prevalent during these difficult times.

“I love the way that Savannah as a community takes care of its neighbors,” said Maj. Paul Egan with The Salvation Army, Savannah. “They look out for each other.”

Box by box…

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The Salvation Army of Savannah Extends Virtual Red Kettles Through January to Try to Meet Goal

The Salvation Army of Savannah (TSA) is extending online donations for its annual Red Kettle Campaign through the virtual red kettle platform until Jan. 31 in order to continue providing relief to those most in need in our community. 

The funds from the Red Kettle Campaign, which spanned 6 weeks during the holiday season, go towards TSA’s many programs that provide food, lodging, and emergency assistance as well as supporting local children, seniors, homeless individuals and families, and those needing spiritual and emotional care. Donations raised from this campaign allows TSA to provide desperately needed food and lodging to people in need in our region year-round. With COVID-19 rates continuing to…

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Savannah City Council discusses proposal by Salvation Army to build new homeless shelter

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – The Savannah City Council discussed a proposal by the Salvation Army to build a new homeless shelter, in West Savannah.

But it’s being met with fierce resistance from some residents there. This could be just one vote away from being approved.

Residents showed up at city hall Thursday and they were not happy.

County records show the Savannah Housing Authority still owns the land. But we have a letter from HUD that states it approved the sale way back in November of 2017. And, the project was also approved last month by the city’s planning commission.

That means they just need a special-use permit from the…

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Make an online donation page for Red Kettle Bells and donate toys to Angel Tree Program

UGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Donations for red kettle bells are a little different this year. You might have seen them around town, but you can also sign up virtually.

The Salvation Army chased foot traffic with the kettle bells, but there is not that much foot traffic because of the pandemic, so you can make your own donation page!

You can now share that page with your friends. If you donate in person, the kettle bells also have QR codes to donate digitally without physical contact.

Other ways to donate is to round up to…

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Help ‘Rescue Christmas’: Salvation Army behind on Red Kettle Campaign

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The Salvation Army of Savannah needs your help as its annual Red Kettle Campaign continues.

Organizers say they’re behind on their $300,000 fundraising goal to “Rescue Christmas” at a time when requests for services are at an all-time high due to COVID-19.

According to The Salvation Army, around $21,000 has been raised so far thanks to the red kettles around town. Virtual donations have amounted to $7,000.

There are 26 kettles throughout…

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The Salvation Army of Savannah Partners with Walmart and Belk to Create More Opportunities to ‘Rescue Christmas’ this Holiday Season

To help meet the unprecedented level of needs in our community this holiday season, Walmart, Belk, and The Salvation Army of Savannah (TSA) are working together to make it even easier for people to help others this Christmas. These organizations are bringing hope and joy to families through the expansion of programs like Angel Tree and Red Kettles, which will be out earlier, and, for the first time ever, invite people to round-up donations to The Salvation Army in-store and online.

“Our community has been greatly impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and this need is sure to increase further during the holiday season,” said The Salvation Army of Savannah’s Major Paul Egan. “We are beyond…

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Salvation Army homeless shelters in the Coastal Empire prepare for cold temperatures

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – As temperatures drop, several homeless shelters in Savannah are preparing to help men and women who sleep on park benches and under bridges. Some are deciding to keep their doors closed because of COVID-19 concerns.

Normally Old Savannah…

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