How the Salvation Army Tifton Did the Most Good in 2013!

4 02 2014

The Salvation Army strives to do the most good in your communities across Georgia. Our friends at The Salvation Army Tifton Service Center want to celebrate all the wonderful ways they were able to participate in their community in 2013! Here’s a recap of what we were able to do this year:

  • Hosted Donut Days for veterans
  • Mayor Proclamation of National Salvation Army Week
  •  Took 10 children to Camp Grandview
  •  Participated in Emergency Preparedness Fair
  • Planned and participated in C.A.R.E. for the Homeless Fair
  • Received food from numerous canned food drives
  • Participated with and received volunteers from Hands on Tifton
  • Supplied Thanksgiving Meal to 31 Seniors 60+
  • 2nd Annual Red Kettle Kick Off
  • Participated in Fill The Truck with Wal-Mart
  • Participated in Santa’s Helpers/Toys for Tots Toy Distribution

Thank you Tifton for a wonderful 2013!





The Good You Did — Watch Our 2013 Year in Review Video

15 01 2014

The video you just watched showed how your support touched many lives in 2013. And we are so grateful for your compassion! As we enter 2014, there’s even more work to be done in our communities for those in need. 82 cents of ever dollar spent sustains life-changing programs. Please continue your support with a new gift today!





Urgent: We still need your help!

26 12 2013

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Thanks to your generous donations and contributions of time, we have been able to provide food, shelter, and other means of support to those in need across georgia throughout 2013.But in the coming year, there are still critical needs that need to be met in our community.

Your generous tax-deductible gift will go a long way to help meet those needs. Because of your donation, we will be able to greet the New Year that much stronger and ready to provide precious help and hope to individuals and families in need. Donate today!





Thank you for your help this Christmas

23 12 2013

Thanks to your help, we have been able provide Christmas gifts for children in need across Georgia through our Angel Tree Program. We’d like to sincerely thank everyone who participated in the program, from the generous donation of gifts to the generous donation of time distributing these gifts! You brightened Christmas for so many of our children throughout the state!

We’d also like to thank you for being a shield against hunger this holiday season! Your generous donations this Christmas will help stock our food pantries year round! And in Rome, we collected 66,307 cans of food through our holiday Canathon! We were so fortunate to work with the Floyd county and City of Rome school systems, as well as many individuals and other organizations. We have already begun distributing the food in our Emergency Food Pantry!

 

We also need to thank our wonderful volunteers– from Angel Tree distribution to Red Kettles to Canathon, and every way you’ve contributed to your communities this holiday season and throughout the year, thank you for your time! We could not serve those in need without you.





Urgent: Donate to a red kettle; expect change year round!

20 12 2013

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This year, because of a late Thanksgiving date, the kettle season is shorter by five vital days  so donations coming in between now and the end of the year are critically important to The Salvation Army’s ability to meet needs here right here in Georgia. Five fewer bell ringing days equates to about $20 million less in donations to The Salvation Army nationwide–but we know with your help, we can continue to serve the needs of our neighbors year-round!

We encourage you to donate generously to the Red Kettles found on street corners, in malls, and at local retailers — or even online! Donations can also be called into 1 800 SAL ARMY.





Single Mom Finds Support: Lisa’s story

11 12 2013

lisaMy name is Lisa, and I grew up with the Salvation Army youth programs. But after my teen years, I got away from that, and before long, I was a struggling single mom.

My world came apart when my dad died. I fell into a deep depression and closed everyone out — even my kids. I wasn’t being a very good mother during that time.

After a while, I realized I had to pull myself together — for me, and for my children. I want them to have a good future; I want them to say, “Mom did it. She struggled, but she did it, and as a single parent.”

To get back on my feet, I turned to The Salvation Army. They loved us. They provided childcare and meals and shelter. They kept us off the streets.

I recently got licensed as a Certified Nursing Assistant, I now have a car, and we will be in our own place soon. I can now say that I’ve made it! But I couldn’t have done it without the help of The Salvation Army — or without people like you who support them. Thank you so much!

To help others like Lisa in your community, visit our website!





Give Back on Giving Tuesday!

29 11 2013

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What is Giving Tuesday?

On Tuesday December 3, retailers, charities, online organizations, community centers, individuals, families and more will come together to create Giving Tuesday. Similar to how
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, synonymous with holiday shopping, Giving Tuesday stands for holiday giving. It is a call to action to help those who need it most during the Christmas season.

Why give on Giving Tuesday?

The benefits of helping the giving community come together under a common theme and set of messages. Just as the retail world has benefitted from coordinating national shopping days across many brands and platforms, Giving Tuesday wants to do the same thing for giving in America.

How do I give?

Simply visit this link to help your neighbors!

How can I spread the word?

Please use the hashtag #GivingTuesdaySA on Facebook and Twitter to share with your family and friends. We’d love to see your giving tweets, and will share them on our own Twitter and Facebook!








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