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, […]

Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign kicks off Sat.

MARIETTA, GA (November 10, 2016) – It’s as much a part of the holiday season as trimming the tree, wrapping gifts and sitting on Santa’s lap. The Salvation Army Red Kettle fundraiser relies on those hustling and bustling in and out of stores at Christmastime to drop a few coins in the bucket and make […]

Dooley talks up Salvation Army, Kirby Smart

SAVANNAH, GA (October 26, 2016) – There is no one more identified with the University of Georgia than Vince Dooley, and vice-versa. The legendary former Bulldogs football coach was in Savannah on Wednesday night to speak at the annual Salvation Army Gala, a fundraising dinner held at The Plantation Club at The Landings. Doing benefits […]

A United Salvation Army Helps Georgia in Hurricane Matthew Aftermath

SAVANNAH, GA (October 15, 2016) — The Salvation Army was ready. Long before Hurricane Matthew approached the southeastern coast of the U.S., The Salvation Army was mobilizing to respond aggressively and to serve compassionately those who would be impacted. Working with state and local officials, The Salvation Army tracked Hurricane Matthew closely, so personnel and […]

Faith in the Face of the Storm: The Salvation Army in Savannah

Savannah, GA – Hope is an amazing thing. It can take a family by the hand and lead them out of the depths of despair. It can raise up a community out of unthinkable disaster. And it can bless us with immeasurable spiritual riches in the midst of desperate times. But when disaster hits, who […]

The Salvation Army at Its Best – Relief in Savannah

Savannah, GA (October 12, 2016)— The Salvation Army continues to serve the needs of first responders and returning residents as Savannah begins to restore and recover from Hurricane Matthew. At the height of relief operations, The Salvation Army enlisted 22 mobile feeding kitchens (canteens) and a field kitchen supplied by Texas Division to deliver food, […]

Joy in the Midst of the Storm

October 11, 2016 (Savannah, GA) – Almost a year old and full of giggles, little Avreyanna is happy as can be in her mother’s loving presence, and especially so when she finds a cracker in her hand.  “She’s just such a happy baby,” Jamie Boykin gushes about her little girl. If you are anywhere close […]

The Salvation Army On the Front Line as Savannah Returns to Rebuild

October 10, 2016 (SAVANNAH, GA) – The Salvation Army of Georgia is ramping up its Savannah area Hurricane Matthew relief operations as shelters across the state begin to close and consolidate residents to shelters closer to their home counties. As evacuated residents start their homeward journey, they will find The Salvation Army ahead of them […]

The Salvation Army of Georgia Responds to Hurricane Matthew

October 9, 2016 (SAVANNAH, GA) – Eighteen Salvation Army canteens (mobile kitchen units) are in service across Georgia responding to evacuation and coastal impact situations from Hurricane Matthew. Since October 5, The Salvation Army of Georgia has served close to 14,000 prepared meals, 15,000 drinks, and 13,000 snacks to those affected by Hurricane Matthew. In […]