Charitable giving rises to meet Augusta’s need during COVID crisis

Amid losses during the COVID-19 pandemic, charitable donations in the Augusta area in many ways flourished. The phenomenon seems counterintuitive. Effects of the coronavirus shuttered businesses, reduced jobs and drove down commercial activity nationwide. But despite COVID creating more Americans in need, people still found more ways to give. “I think people have been generally […]

Georgia Credit Union workers ringing the bells for Salvation Army

Credit Union of Georgia helped kick-off the Salvation Army’s Bellringing season during the 2020 Red Kettle Kick Off at the Salvation Army location on Waterman Street. Although things look a little different this year it did not stop the excitement for another season of bellringing with a new donation option! Credit Union of Georgia has […]

Salvation Army donations being matched

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) – The Salvation Army’s bell ringing season ends Christmas Eve and they’re asking for your help in providing meals and bed for families in the CSRA. Money raised during the holidays not only pays for Christmas but helps throughout the whole year at the center of hope right here in Augusta. Director of […]

Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta & Georgia Natural Gas Partnership

The need is greater than ever to help those facing poverty in our community. Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta and Georgia Natural Gas share how you can get involved. Watch Video Now

How to help the Salvation Army this holiday season

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – This holiday season’s iconic red kettle campaign from the Salvation Army has seen fewer volunteers ringing bells and consumers are carrying less cash and coins. The Salvation Army of Augusta could see a significant decrease in funds, so to help meet the increased need, it is asking donors to consider how […]

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 […]

Salvation Army holds Angel Tree distribution

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)— Salvation Army is now distributing the toys they collected for the Angel Tree. The three day drive-thru event will end Friday. The drive-thru allows for contactless pick up. Recipients drive up and tell a volunteer their assigned number. Volunteers inside then pick up the toys in that specific box and bring them […]

GAIL DRAKE: The red kettle of compassion

That cheerful bell is one of the most familiar sounds of Christmas. What shopper hasn’t enjoyed the ringing, tinkling as they “rush home with their treasures?” Sometimes the bells are accompanied by singing and occasionally by trumpets, trombones and sometimes a tuba. And so many community leaders and famous folks get into the act, cheerfully […]

Editorial: Hear the ringing of the Salvation Army bells, heed the call

The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign began in 1891 as a modest fundraiser by Salvation Army Capt. Joseph McFee in San Francisco. In the years since, it has grown to raise millions of dollars each year for the nonprofit organization. Red Kettle drives are held in towns throughout the United States. Their reach extends […]

Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Concert fundraiser is tonight

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – Augusta’s Salvation Army is doing something special today to make sure it can keep helping families during the holiday season. It’s called the Red Kettle Concert. The Salvation Army says it’s an alternative way to donate this year because the organization expects to bring in less money from bell-ringing. The Red […]