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 […]

Your donations can be funneled directly back into the community through The Salvation Army

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – During the heat of the pandemic, some organizations halted donation collections. Now, The Salvation Army has a plan to safely accept those items. “All of our staff are wearing masks and gloves. They take the donations, the donations sit there for at least 24-48 hours before they get processed,” Maj. Douglas McClure said. “That […]

Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign feels COVID-19 impact

AUGUSTA (WFXG) – With the return of the holiday season comes to the return of the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign, but this year, you’ll see less of that when you’re out and about because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Salvation Army says COVID-19 has made the operation as a whole more challenging this year, “It’s […]

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… Read more 

Salvation Army’s holiday campaigns need extra assistance due to COVID-19

For Salvation Army Capt. Tom Kenyon, the holiday season wouldn’t be the same without the Red Kettle campaign’s bells. “If you had to pick one sound that reminds people it’s Christmastime in the city, what would you choose?” he asked. “A bell, you say. “Did you know the song ‘Silver Bells’ was written about The […]

Salvation Army has new ways you can help during pandemic

AUGUSTA, GA (WJBF) – 30 million people across the U.S. are living without paychecks, half a million are facing homelessness and 54 million are struggling to find their next meal. The pandemic’s impact can be felt by people across the country and by charitable organizations, like the Salvation Army. “This is an incredibly challenging season. One […]

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… […]

In Georgia, making face masks is a labor of love

With COVID-19 showing no signs of letting up, reusable face masks are in demand more than ever. A group in Georgia shows everyone can have a part creating the fabric protective coverings, even those who don’t sew. “There are a lot of fantastic volunteers out there who want to do something other than sit home […]

The Salvation Army of Savannah Appeals for Community Members to “Adopt” and Angel to Provide Christmas Gift to Local Children

Along with the familiar Red Kettles, The Salvation Army of Savannah (TSA) is launching their annual Angel Tree program, one of their highest profile Christmas efforts. Less fortunate children throughout the greater Savannah community are registered as an angel and will be provided with Christmas gifts and food.  The Angel Tree program is designed to […]