The Salvation Army Provides Support Following Americus Shooting

AMERICUS, GA (December 8, 2016) – The Salvation Army provided hot coffee, snacks and hydration to incident responders at the Police Command Center late into the night and early hours following the shooting of two law enforcement officers in Americus, Georgia. At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7, Georgia Southwestern State University was put […]

11Alive Can-A-Thon fills Salvation Army pantries with 280,000 cans

ATLANTA, GA (December 2, 2016) – Can-a-thon 2016 skyrocketed over its goals for the year on Friday with a collection of more than 280,000 cans at four metro Atlanta locations. Locals and organizations alike turned out to donate canned goods at Turner Field, Cumberland Mall, the Infinite Energy Arena in Gwinnett County and the Forum […]

Organizers of Salvation Army’s biggest food drive of year hope to hit 100,000 cans

ROME, GA (November 30, 2016) –  Hundreds of volunteers will unload thousands of cans of food Friday as the Salvation Army holds its largest event of the year — the Can-a-thon. The Can-a-thon is the only food drive the Salvation Army holds and it nets enough food to last most of the year, according to […]

Bells ringing for Salvation Army

NEWNAN, GA (November 30, 2016) – The annual Red Kettle campaign for the Salvation Army is under way. Bette Hickman, right, a member of the local Salvation Army advisory board, rings at Walmart along with her husband, John, and their friendly pooch, Harvey. At left is David Ingram, one of the volunteers from White Oak […]

Warren speaks about Salvation Army’s holiday plans

BAINBRIDGE, GA (November 29, 2016) – The Rotary Club of Bainbridge met for their weekly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 29, to discuss their plans for the upcoming holiday season fundraising campaign. Speaker Stacey Warren from the Salvation Army discussed the many ways that the organization helps families in need. Through donations, the Salvation Army helped […]

Being a Salvation Army Captain comes naturally to Josh Hinson

COLUMBUS, GA (November 27, 2016) – His grandparents and parents both chose to proudly wear the uniform of a Salvation Army officer, but Josh Hinson was not sure he should do the same. Hinson was studying sports management at the University of West Georgia when he began to consider changing his career path. “I spent […]

Project SHARE continues tradition of neighbors helping neighbors this holiday season

ATLANTA, GA (November 23, 2016) – Georgia Power is inviting customers to join the company and The Salvation Army to make a difference this holiday season through the longstanding Project SHARE initiative. Project SHARE, established in partnership with The Salvation Army in 1985, was one of the first fuel funds in America and provides assistance […]

Salvation Army prepares to help the homeless Thanksgiving Day

AUGUSTA, GA (November 21, 2016) – This Thursday, families will come together around the dinner table for turkey, dressing, and a lot of secret family recipes. But some won’t be able to afford a big Thanksgiving feast, so places like The Salvation Army will step up to help. When it comes to serving, Lannice Fryer […]

Augusta University wins team competition for Salvation Army

AUGUSTA, GA (November 15, 2016) – The Salvation Army raised nearly $2,000 in its first day of the Red Kettle campaign. The Salvation Army began its annual fundraiser with a team spirit competition. On Friday, volunteers representing Augusta University, University of Georgia, Georgia Southern University and the Marines set up kettles and rang their bells […]

Salvation Army begins annual Red Kettle campaign

AUGUSTA, GA (November 12, 2016) – Bell ringing is synonymous with the holidays, and on Friday those bells officially started ringing. “This is a profound Christmas experience,” said Rick Jubeck, who was one of the first bell ringers at the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Kickoff event Friday. “For anyone who rings a bell at Christmas, […]