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  • Activist who fought bell ringers explains motives (Salvation Army story)

    12/18/2008 3:43:01 PM PST · by dynachrome · 32 replies · 874+ views
    OC Register ^ | 12-16-08 | LOU PONSI
    BREA - The man who prompted the U.S. Postal Service to shoo away Salvation Army bell ringers says he just wants the law obeyed. Postal Service regulations prohibit any organization from soliciting on its properties. But Salvation Army bell ringers had been allowed to become a mainstay in front of the Brea post office during the holidays for 25-plus years. On Nov. 24, when Sean Thomas saw the iconic bell ringers at the Birch Street post office – staffed by employees of the Evangelical Christian Credit Union – he decided to speak up. The Salvation Army is a Christian organization....
  • Targeting the Salvation Army

    12/12/2004 8:10:00 PM PST · by DBCJR · 33 replies · 6,103+ views
    CNN | 12/12/04 | DBCJR
    The store chain Target has decided this Christmas to ban the Salvation Army from placing their bell ringers outside their stores to solicit funds for the wonderful work they do for our nation's most vulnerable. In my opinion, giving to the causes that the Salvation Army serves is a lot more about the Christmas season than the merchandise I buy from Target, so we are banning Target from our shopping until they change their policy banning the Salvation Army. If it takes them until next year, or the next, that is entirely Target's call. Join me in this effort by...
  • Target Stores are off target

    12/04/2004 12:35:09 PM PST · by Hank74 · 51 replies · 2,388+ views
    Star-Banner Newspaper, Ocala, FL ^ | December 4, 2004 | Lamar Hunt
    Target stores should be ashamed. Media reports indicate that Target is now banning the Salvation Army nationwide. I read that 25% of the Salvation Army's holiday collections have come from Target stores. What a sad lack of community spirit this exhibits. On their website they state that their policy of not allowing any solicitation is to protect their customers. Well, I don't need to be protected from bell ringers. They further state that they give two million dollars a week to charities. That doesn't make me want to shop there. For two years my request to take Operation Stuff the...