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  • Charities Also Filing For Bankruptcy (Gays Hit Hardest)

    02/20/2009 2:38:02 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 19 replies · 803+ views
    All Headline News ^ | February 20, 2009 | AHN Staff
    Washington, D.C (AHN) - Aside from Wall Street companies and other business enterprises, a rise in bankruptcy filings among nonprofit groups has been observed in the U.S. Included in those filing for Chapter 11 are charitable organizations. There is no data on the number of nonprofit groups that have filed for bankruptcy, although experts said Chapter 11 filings are becoming more common as the non-profits are under pressure from donors to run like a business enterprise. The charity Glass Youth and Family Services in Los Angeles filed for bankruptcy Tuesday as the organization grappled with dipping state reimbursements, spiraling costs...
  • $50,000 Gift Left in Salvation Army Pots

    12/23/2008 1:59:11 PM PST · by FRGOPPER · 20 replies · 606+ views
    AOL ^ | Dec, 22 | AP
    JOPLIN, Mo. (Dec. 22) - An anonymous donor has come through again for the Salvation Army, dropping five cashier's checks for $10,000 each into kettles at the city's two Wal-Mart stores. It's the fifth straight year someone has given $50,000 to the Salvation Army's annual holiday fundraiser without taking credit for the generous gesture. And while Capt. Jason Poff says he doesn't budget for the money in advance, but he admits that it's something he does hope for each year.
  • Beyond the red kettle: Salvation Army helps throughout the year

    12/18/2008 9:11:03 PM PST · by advance_copy · 5 replies · 495+ views
    Salem Gazette ^ | 12/18/08 | Kerry Halley-Skelton
    Salem - During the Christmas season, their red kettles are a standard outside the entrances of many retail stores, but after the holidays are over, the Salvation Army’s mission does not stop. They continue to help those in need, especially during these economically tight times. Through their Emergency Assistance and Family Services Bureau, the Salvation Army helps families pay for rent, utilities and food. They get funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the United Way and other private donations, as well as group efforts with Project Bread and other foundations. When the situation calls for it, the Salvation Army...
  • 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....
  • Please give generously to "Winter Holiday!"

    12/18/2008 11:40:44 AM PST · by pabianice · 25 replies · 779+ views
    Vanity | 12/18/08
    Been doing some shopping the past few weeks, and there, in front of several large local stores, are what were Salvation Army bell-ringers with their pots to catch donations from shoppers. Except... what are they? Gone are the Salvation Army uniforms. Gone is any mention of Christmas. Instead, what we have are volunteers dresed in civies standing in front of the old "Salvation Army Please Give this Christmas" signs that have had all mention of Christmas and the SA deleted. Plastic stickers cover the evil "Christmas" and "Salvation Army" words so the signs read, "Please give for the Winter Holiday!"...
  • Coin Worth $1,000 Dropped Into Kettle Salvation Army Says Donation Has Become Tradition

    12/17/2008 9:32:01 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 9 replies · 905+ views
    clickorlando ^ | December 17, 2008
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- For the third year in a row, a gold coin worth about $1,000 has shown up in a Salvation Army kettle in Lee County. The Liberty Eagle coin was left Tuesday with a message on the case: "In Memory of Mimi." Salvation Army Maj. Art Penhale said the anonymous donation has become a tradition. He said the money will help 3,200 families. The Salvation Army needs to bring in $16,900 a day to reach its goal, but is averaging $13,000. Clayton Taylor is the owner of All American Coin in Fort Myers. He said the Liberty...
  • After 130 years, Sally Army told to stop rattling tins because it might 'offend other religions'

    12/16/2008 10:07:47 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 61 replies · 2,732+ views
    DailyMail ^ | 12/15/08 | Paul Harris
    For 130 years they have been part of Christmas, filling the air in towns across the land with music and carols. But one thing is missing from the repertoire of Salvation Army bands this year - the percussion of rattling tins. Members have been forbidden to shake their charity tins - even if it's done in time to the music - in case it harasses or intimidates people. One said she had been told it might also offend other religions. Tin man: Salvation Army collectors have been told not to rattle their tins as it could be construed as religious...
  • Salvation Army Told to Stop Rattling Collection Tins... It Might Offend Other Religions

    12/15/2008 7:37:43 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies · 614+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 15, 2008 | Gateway Pundit
    After 130 years of raising money at Christmas time, the Salvation Army is now telling members to quit rattling their collection tins.It may offend other religions.The Daily Mail reported: For 130 years they have been part of Christmas, filling the air in towns across the land with music and carols. But one thing is missing from the repertoire of Salvation Army bands this year - the percussion of rattling tins. Members have been forbidden to shake their charity tins - even if it's done in time to the music - in case it harasses or intimidates people. One said she...
  • A Brief History of The Salvation Army

    12/02/2008 12:35:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 1,019+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | December 02, 2008 | Kate Pickert
    Beginning the first week of December, Salvation Army bell ringers will set up red kettles on street corners and in malls across the country, hoping to collect more than $100 million in coins and small bills. It's an old-school way of raising money and the Army knows it, so this year, the charity is supplementing its famous Red Kettle Campaign with a Twitter feed, a Facebook widget, and a cell phone text message donation program in addition to its recently introduced online kettle program. The Army, short on volunteer bell ringers, even pays some people to coax passersby into donating...
  • Sour Note: Maryland Mall Quiets Salvation Army Bells

    11/26/2008 9:22:52 PM PST · by kellynla · 45 replies · 1,520+ views ^ | Nov 26, 2008 | staff
    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - A Maryland mall says Salvation Army bell ringers are making too much noise, and that's striking a sour note with merchants. The mall is asking the charity to replace the insides of bells with paper clips to keep the clanging down. Maj. Robert Lyle says the three indoor ringers at Valley Mall have replaced the clappers inside their bells. Lyle says he sympathizes with merchants who get tired of the noise. But he says the two bell-ringers located outside the mall are still at full volume. Salvation Army volunteers ring the bells to call attention to...
  • Salvation Army: We Will Take Sarah's Clothes (for possible charity fundraiser)

    10/23/2008 1:50:16 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 23 replies · 811+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 23, 2008 | Rex Huppke
    John McCain today reiterated a promise that his running mate's wardrobe -- purchased for her by the Republican National Committee -- will end up going to a good cause once the election is over. So here's good news. Calls to thrift stores across Palin's home state of Alaska have turned up a taker: The Salvation Army. "We would be delighted to be the beneficiary of the clothes from Gov. Palin," said Jenni Ragland, public relations director for the Salvation Army's office in Anchorage. "We would most likely use it in one of our fundraisers here in Alaska to help support...
  • Homosexual rights group intolerant of Salvation Army

    12/16/2001 12:49:18 PM PST · by FormerLib · 63 replies · 40+ views
    Washington Times - Letter to the Editor ^ | Decemnber 16, 2001 | Regina Griggs
    <p>I am saddened to read that Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays, or P-FLAG, is discriminating against the Salvation Army in such an extreme manner ("P-FLAG targets Salvation Army," Dec. 10).</p> <p>Evidently, P-FLAG has decided to harass the Salvation Army and cause monetary damage to its good cause because P-FLAG members have opposing beliefs. That P-FLAG would go to the extent of printing fake money to put in Salvation Army kettles demonstrates P-FLAG's intolerance for anyone who holds a different point of view. Where's the tolerance here? I urge P-FLAG to show compassion to everyone, including those who do not agree with P-FLAG's doctrine.</p>
  • Former Pastor Arrested For Child Molestation (DeLand, FL)

    06/30/2008 6:47:22 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies · 96+ views
    A former Salvation Army pastor remains in the Volusia County Jail, facing charges of lewd or lascivious molestation on a 13-year-old girl. John Chastain, 41, was the Captain Officer of the Salvation Army Church in DeLand from 1999 to 2005, and as such was the church's pastor. He's accused of luring a teenager to perform sexual acts from the time she was 13 years old until she turned 16. Chastain left the church and Volusia County Sheriff's investigators caught up with him last week in Georgia. News 13 spoke with the sister of the victim, who said Chastain was the...
  • American Red Cross: Disaster funds are depleted

    06/16/2008 6:20:36 PM PDT · by LonghornFreeper · 26 replies · 141+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 16, 2008 | AMY LORENTZEN
    DES MOINES, Iowa - The American Red Cross said on Monday that its Disaster Relief Fund is wiped out and it's being forced to borrow money to help flood victims throughout the Midwest. Jeff Towers, the organization's chief development officer, said the balance for domestic disaster relief efforts is zero. He said the American Red Cross would borrow to keep workers and volunteers in the field helping flood victims. "The Red Cross remains committed to providing the scale of services that people expect of the Red Cross when disaster strikes, and the way that we are doing that right now...
  • $10K donation goes in Salvation Army pot (Army veteran - help pay for my coffee and donuts)

    12/20/2007 5:09:59 AM PST · by IrishMike · 21 replies · 90+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Wed Dec 19 2007
    An Army veteran who remembered getting free coffee and doughnuts from the Salvation Army decades ago gave a $10,000 check to a dumbfounded bell-ringer. "The $10,000 is to help pay for my coffee and donuts," he said in a handwritten note signed, "P.F.C." "Seems fair to me after 40+ years, with inflation and everything." The man gave the check to a volunteer outside a department store at the Exton Mall on Friday, said Capt. Gerald Morgan, a spokesman for the Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia. The man remembered being given coffee and doughnuts while serving in World War II and...

    12/19/2007 1:56:50 PM PST · by A Navy Vet · 24 replies · 253+ views
    self ^ | 12/19/07 | A Navy Vet
    Just wanted to remind the good people of this forum that throughout all the nastiness of politics; the ugliness of some of our own humanity; the cynicism we read about, talk about, and fall under its influence... This time of the year is a time to thank those who unselfishly give to our Troops, as well as, many many others. Operation GratitudeSalvation Army MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL
  • Wal-Mart Christmas Carol Concert to Feature Rick Warren

    12/15/2007 9:15:23 PM PST · by Terriergal · 19 replies · 281+ views
    Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores will feature their first-ever Christmas Carol Concert Friday morning, in partnership with The Salvation Army. Thu, Dec. 06, 2007 Posted: 14:26:58 PM EST Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores will feature their first-ever Christmas Carol Concert Friday morning, in partnership with The Salvation Army. The concert will be aired across the country at 9:30 a.m. in all stores and locations of the giant retailer to get shoppers into the spirit of giving this season. A special Christmas message will be given by Pastor Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life. "The holiday season is a...
  • Giving the gift of English

    12/06/2007 7:35:47 AM PST · by daylilly · 7 replies · 238+ views ^ | December 6, 2007 | Ken Blackwell
    Giving the Gift of English By Ken Blackwell Thursday, December 6, 2007 One of the most unreported stories of the past month is Democrats in Congress refusing to protect the Salvation Army and other similar organizations from lawsuits for requiring their employees to be able to speak English on the job. This policy issue is also important politically, and Republicans will benefit politically by doing the right thing. John Fund’s recent Wall Street Journal article reveals this absurd situation. Lawsuits have been brought by individuals and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against employers like the Salvation Army for requiring their...
  • Kettle cash tempting to thieves

    12/03/2007 2:38:04 PM PST · by fgoodwin · 3 replies · 84+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Dec. 03, 2007 | DIANA MOSKOVITZ
    Kettle cash tempting to thieves Posted on Mon, Dec. 03, 2007 BY DIANA MOSKOVITZ Yes, Virginia, there are grinches out there. And they steal from the Salvation Army's red kettles. One bell ringer told police she was robbed in Lighthouse Point last month when she left her kettle for a few minutes to use the bathroom. ''That is the last thing the world needs right now,'' said Capt. Tom Louden, area commander for the Salvation Army in Broward. Such thefts are a perennial problem around the country for the Salvation Army. About 20,000 red kettles appear at storefronts...
  • Wal-Mart Partners with The Salvation Army to Ring in the Christmas Season

    11/30/2007 8:02:31 PM PST · by Coleus · 24 replies · 189+ views
    Wal-Mart ^ | Nov. 26, 2007
    On the heels of last season’s record-setting Red Kettle Campaign – in which $30 million was raised for The Salvation Army in red kettles outside Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club locations – the nation’s largest retailer announces today its continued support for the nonprofit organization this holiday season. This year, in addition to inviting red kettles back in front of its stores, Wal-Mart is hosting a flurry of other holiday activities aimed at raising even more money for those in need. These include: •    Bells Ringing Across America – For the second year, Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club associates are participating in...