Tag: Salvation Army

More Australians Falling Below the Poverty Line: Charities’ Surveys

Surveys from charities have indicated that more Australians are having difficulty paying housing, food, and basic medical care expenses. The Australian branch of the Salvation Army has witnessed a substantial increase in the number of people asking for help over the past year. In a survey of more than 1,400 people visiting its emergency relief…


City of Ottawa Recovers Stolen $558,000 After Fraud Scheme Involving Salvation Army

The City of Ottawa’s treasurer says the municipality has recovered more than half a million dollars it lost in a fraud scheme carried out against the local Salvation Army homeless shelter. An earlier memo to city council revealed that $558,000 was lost after the Salvation Army Ottawa Booth Centre fell victim to an “illegal action.”…


Charities That Teach the Value of Giving at Christmas

The end-of-year holiday season is when families and friends gather together to celebrate with delicious food and gift-exchange activities. However, some people may still struggle to put food on the table. Holiday seasons are always the best time in the year to appreciate the value of giving. Below is a list of charities and organizations…


Salvation Army Official: Theft of Toys No Victory for Grinch

FARMINGTON, N.M.—Farmington-area residents of northern New Mexico donated gifts and money after somebody stole a Salvation Army van loaded with $6,000 worth of toys for children, according authorities. “The Grinch will not have this victory,” Salvation Army Lt. Christopher Rockwell told The Associated Press on Saturday. Business leaders and others began making donations after the…


Salvation Army Bell Ringers Carry On Century-Old Donation Drive Tradition

The Salvation Army’s bells are ringing throughout America once again this year with volunteers blanketing virtually every zip code. For more than 120 years the Red Kettle drive, as it is called, has been a familiar, iconic sight, ranging from the streets of New York to the far-less traveled byways of remote America. There’s not…


Live Q&A: Blue States Concede on Virus Mandates; Salvation Army Goes Woke, Then Broke

The Democrat governor of Colorado has declared that the COVID-19 emergency is now over, and the New York governor has also conceded on enforcing mask mandates in some New York counties. The developments raise questions of whether other Democrat-led states may follow. And meanwhile, the Salvation Army is facing a dire situation as it lacks…


Telstra Payphones Now Free to Use

Australians will no longer need to carry around coins to use a public payphone after Telstra announced that they will now be available to use free-of-charge on Tuesday. People can now make standard national calls and SMS from Telstra’s 15,000 public payphones for free, but users will still be required to pay for international calls….


WWII Veteran, 96, Knits Hats for the Salvation Army During Pandemic, Weaves Over 500

A 96-year-old World War II veteran from Minnesota has found a crafty antidote to the isolation owing to the pandemic: weaving hundreds of hats for The Salvation Army. To date, Tom Cornish has woven over 500 woolen hats of various color combinations with his hook and loom from his apartment at Champlin Shores, a senior…


Santa Ana Salvation Army Store Converted into Winter Homeless Shelter

Orange County’s homeless residents are getting some protection from the winter with the reopening of a former Salvation thrift store that was converted into a shelter. The Santa Ana facility—which originally opened during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last March—reopened its doors Feb. 8. Up to 55 people will be allowed to sleep overnight…