Students learn about helping community by ringing bells for Salvation Army kettle

BAINBRIDGE, GA (December 13, 2016) – A little bit of change can make a big difference. Kids and teachers at Jones-Wheat Elementary School are seeing that firsthand with the school’s own Salvation Army kettle drive. Students from pre-K to fourth grade rotate to ring the bell at the kettle in front of Jones-Wheat’s library. After […]

Red Kettle drive in full swing

DALTON, GA (December 13, 2016) – Many northwest Georgia families are helped year-round by the Salvation Army of Whitfield, Murray and Gordon Counties, but Capt. Douglas McClure says the Christmas season is the time when most of the needed funds are raised. Kiwanis Club of Dalton members help the Salvation Army with volunteer hours by […]

Salvation Army bell ringers needed

NEWNAN, GA (December 9, 2016) – The ting-a-ling of a Salvation Army bell ringing is one of the unmistakable signs of Christmas. You can be a part of this Christmas tradition between now and Christmas Eve in Coweta. The Salvation Army has permission to post bell ringers at a number of local stores, but many […]

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 […]