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2013-01-12 16:20:03

DETROIT, Jan. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales, USA, through its "Walk In My Boots" community outreach project, stepped in to help area homeless women and children by providing new insulated boots -- for the second year -- to the residents of The Salvation Army Denby Center for Children and Family Services in Detroit on Saturday, January 12th. The Denby Center currently offers shelter for up to 200 residents -- primarily women and single mothers and their...

2013-01-09 12:20:20

DETROIT, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 95,000 Michigan residents were homeless in 2011; including 14,000 children under the age of 11. Over half (51%) were first-time homeless, and 28% of homeless families were the working poor. In Detroit alone, over 20,000 people were counted as homeless; and urban families were more likely to have a female head of household. Often homeless individuals do not have adequate clothing to fight the cold elements of a Michigan winter. While many...

2013-01-08 16:21:49

CARNEGIE, Pa., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Enjoy the rocking blues of a critically acclaimed band and help clothe needy seniors and children with new winter outerwear. "Dive House Union" has slated a benefit concert for Thursday, January 24th at 9:00 p.m. at The Thunderbird Café, located at 4023 Butler Street, in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville section. A $5.00 donation will be asked at the door and proceeds will support The Salvation Army and WTAE TV's Project...

2012-12-17 08:27:04

CARNEGIE, Pa., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the third year in a row The Pittsburgh Salvation Army is waging a financial war on its Cleveland counterpart. The battle is up close and personal and the weapon is your computer. Jump into the fray and play! Put your money where your heart is and prove to the world that Pittsburghers are the most generous givers to The Salvation Army. 2011 provided the proof when Steel City online giving garnered a healthy $6,605; more than...

2012-12-14 12:23:37

Owl City Leads Line-Up of Artists Performing at Third Annual Free Concert Benefitting The Salvation Army ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec.14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Are you ready to rock while giving back this Christmas season? Tomorrow night, The Salvation Army will proudly present the third annual Rock the Red Kettle Concert, produced by Specktor Media, featuring a mix of today's top music artists including Owl City, Hot Chelle Rae, Andy Grammer, Bridgit Mendler, and Sonus. The free...

2012-12-07 12:22:43

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanes(®), America's No. 1 Sock Brand, announces its fourth annual sock drive to bring comfort in the form of half a million socks to those who need it most. Kicking off the national sock drive efforts, Hanes will host a live event today in partnership with The Salvation Army providing socks and food to those in need on Los Angeles' Skid Row. The LA sock drive will be joined by homeless advocate Mark Horvath, who helps distribute Hanes...

2012-12-06 16:22:27

CARNEGIE, Pa., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Good news. Bad news. It's a mixed bag. The Salvation Army's 28 County Western Pennsylvania Division's Red Christmas Kettle Campaign has its ups and downs. While 16 of its 38 Worship and Service Centers are ahead of 2011 figures, 22 are trailing behind by a total of more than $48,000. "Christmas Kettle Campaign totals change dramatically minute by minute," said Major William H. Bode, The Salvation Army's Western Pennsylvania Divisional...

2012-11-29 12:28:59

TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - The Salvation Army wishes to thank and commend the Toronto Police Service for its cooperation and continuing dedication to investigating the alleged crimes committed against us. As we have stated publicly in the past, we have not had a business or personal relationship of any kind with the second individual arrested or his company, as named in numerous media reports this morning. We are well on our way to helping to make this Christmas a special time...

2012-11-24 16:20:15

TORONTO, Nov. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, we learned with interest - first, through media reports and, then, via a news release from the Toronto Police Service - that a quantity of toys and other items, apparently connected to the thefts at our Railside facility, has been recovered.  We commend the Toronto Police Service for what appears to be timely progress in its investigation and wish it continued success.  Futher, we very much appreciate the response...

2012-11-21 12:21:19

ATLANTA, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power launches its annual Project SHARE campaign, which is a partnership between Georgia Power and the Salvation Army that provides assistance in paying electric bills for those in need. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050216/CLW066LOGO ) Through the program, citizens are offered assistance when emergencies - such as acquiring food, shelter, clothing, medical supplies and even paying utility bills - arise in their lives. Georgia...