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November 26, 2014 – | No Comment

For 123 years, The Salvation Army Red Kettle has been an important symbol of Christmas giving and a reminder that as long as there are people who lack the necessities of life, our Army will be here to help. Our donors surprise us every year by being even more generous than they were the previous year. Thank you for caring for your neighbors in need!

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Find your local Salvation Army Angel Tree website!
November 21, 2014 – | No Comment
Find your local Salvation Army Angel Tree website!

Like all giving to The Salvation Army, it’s all about local. That’s one of many things people like best about us.

When you put money in the kettle or respond to a fundraising email or letter, your gift stays in your community to care for people who struggling to make ends meet.

Now It’s Our Turn to Serve Them
November 7, 2014 – | No Comment
Now It’s Our Turn to Serve Them

Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz and Washington Post editor Rajiv Chandrasekaren collaborated on a book that was released this week, just in time for Veterans Day, called “For Love of Country.” They found that 55% of Iraq veterans felt disconnected from civilian life when they returned from deployment. That’s because fewer than 1% of Americans served in Iraq or Afghanistan and most of the other 99% who didn’t were too busy with their own lives to notice when they came home.

National Donut Day is a mere 4 days away!
June 2, 2014 – | Comments Off
National Donut Day is a mere 4 days away!

It’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to wear on Friday, June 6 for National Donut Day. I’d recommend something with an elastic waistband. Just a thought.

Hallmark helps Salvation Army care for pregnant teens in Portland, OR
May 15, 2014 – | Comments Off
Hallmark helps Salvation Army care for pregnant teens in Portland, OR

Back in December, the good folks at Hallmark chose The Salvation Army to benefit from their online campaign called “Countdown to Christmas.” A portion of the funds raised will help The Salvation Army White Shield Center in Portland, Oregon!

New leaders assume post at Salvation Army in Marion & Polk Counties
February 5, 2014 – | Comments Off
New leaders assume post at Salvation Army in Marion & Polk Counties

Majors John and Candy Stennett are embracing their new Salvation Army leadership roles! According to the Statesman Journal newspaper, they’re spinning (him) and dancing (her) with excitement to assume management of The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center too – also known as a Kroc Center – in Salem.

Employees and prisoners raise money to give kids Christmas
December 18, 2013 – | Comments Off
Employees and prisoners raise money to give kids Christmas

Two Rivers Correctional Institute is in Umatilla, Oregon. There are about 1,700 medium security inmates at Two Rivers and 100 more minimum security inmates in fifteen housing units spread across the campus. For the last three years, employees have involved the prisoners in their efforts to raise money so they can buy Christmas gifts for kids in need through The Salvation Army.

“This is not a dive.”
August 12, 2013 – | Comments Off
“This is not a dive.”

“Things are really nice around here. This is not a dive.” A compliment like that is music to our ears. Single dad Terry Reed and his 5 year-old son Ike lived together at The Salvation Army in Portland, Oregon and got cereal for breakfast, two hot meals a day, and a safe, clean, warm room to call their own.

Free Ice Cream in downtown Portland to help The Salvation Army
July 22, 2013 – | Comments Off
Free Ice Cream in downtown Portland to help The Salvation Army

Do you like ice cream? How about FREE ice cream? Yep, that’s what I thought you’d say. Next week, The Salvation Army in Portland is kicking off a new event called 10,000 Scoops!

Helping a Vietnam vet; saving a marriage
March 13, 2013 – | One Comment
Helping a Vietnam vet; saving a marriage

Guy Lee lost his business in 2008. That, on top of his addiction helped plunge Lee and his wife into homelessness until they got some help. As a Vietnam-era veteran, Lee qualified for assistance from the Veterans Administration who hooked him up with The Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center in Portland, Oregon.

Biggest Loser contestant gets in a workout at The Salvation Army’s Kroc Center
January 16, 2013 – | 2 Comments
Biggest Loser contestant gets in a workout at The Salvation Army’s Kroc Center

NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” contestant Thomas “TC” Poole was the first to be eliminated, but he is continuing in his weight loss goals on his own at home. Follow this link to a “Where are They Now” clip featuring TC and his family getting in a good workout at our Kroc Center in Salem.

My favorite bellringer story of the season – from The Oregonian
December 14, 2012 – | Comments Off
My favorite bellringer story of the season – from The Oregonian

Kelly House at The Oregonian wrote a thoughtful and tender tribute to a Portland-area Salvation Army bellringer named Bryan Mackay. Please click on this link to read more about sweet Bryan Mackay and his red kettle ministry.