Salvation Army sorting gifts for Green Bay area kids

Mystery donor again drops gold pesos into Salvation Army's Red Kettle

Mystery donor again drops gold pesos into Salvation Army's Red Kettle

By 11 a.m., fewer than 20 bicycles remained and very few bags of toys and food.

"It's a feel-good for us, but it's a feel-good for people we see on the streets, that to know that we have all joined in to help, too", Flanagan said.

The local Salvation Army uses the money raised to fund a variety of local services including a thrice-weekly community meal, a food pantry, utility bill assistance, rental assistance, a summer camp, and programs that can help pay for home heating repairs and vehicle repairs.

The Midland Salvation Army has rallied residents to donate toys, food and money to ensure less fortunate families in town can enjoy the holiday season.

An early morning fire has wiped out food and toys set for distribution next week to 200 needy area families by the Meadville unit of The Salvation Army. They said volunteerism has been lower than most years, and red kettle locations are down due to stores terminating bell ringing agreements. So far, we have raised $250 000 and the kettle goes up until the 23rd [of December]. "They get big smiles on their faces and it makes them part of the operation of giving", said Canfield. We still have three others where we're going to give out another 413 care packages.

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Police in Dunwoody, Georgia, are working to find a boy who stole a Salvation Army kettle.

With Christmas creeping closer and closer, the Salvation Army in London is in dire need of donations for the city's youngest children.

Perhaps the huge success of WCAP's annual Salvation Army Radiothon has created the impression that all of the local Army's fundraising needs have been met.

The Salvation Army is now 20 percent down in donations from 2016.

Or maybe, despite all the visibility and publicity it receives every holiday season, most people don't really have a clear idea of what the Salvation Army is all about.

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