THE SALVATION ARMY OF SAVANNAH PREPARES FOR HURRICANE IAN’S HISTORIC IMPACT

SAVANNAH, GA. – September 29, 2022 –The Salvation Army of Savannah is preparing resources and personnel to meet the immediate needs of survivors and first responders as Hurricane Ian departs Florida after its historic landfall. Ian comes just days after Hurricane Fiona ravaged Puerto Rico, where The Salvation Army is still serving survivors and first responders. As Hurricane Ian is tracking toward Georgia, Gov. Brian Kemp has declared a state of emergency, and The Salvation Army of Savannah is on standby.

 

Hurricane Ian is expected to make landfall as a Category 4 storm the night of Wednesday, Sept. 28, on the west coast of Florida. If Ian stays on its projected path, it will mark the first direct impact of a hurricane in the area since 1921. Main concerns include a heavy storm surge leading to severe flooding conditions along the coastline. With the entire state of Florida now under a state of emergency. As Georgia is now under a state of emergency, The Salvation Army is “carefully monitoring Hurricane Ian and have mobile feeding units and disaster response teams along the Florida coast prepared to respond,” said Major Paul Egan, Officer for The Salvation Army of Savannah. Of those mobile feeding units, The Salvation Army of Georgia has 21 mobile feeding units and one field kitchen that is ready to mobilize. About 1 million residents are planning to evacuate ahead of landfall, The Salvation Army is positioning resources and personnel to respond to widespread needs as efficiently as possible, and The Salvation Army of Georgia is prepared to take in thousands of evacuees ahead of their anticipated arrival.

 

“Disaster relief is always about the long game,” said Lanita Lloyd, Divisional Emergency Disaster Services Director for The Salvation Army of Georgia. “It’s about helping people to get their houses and their communities rebuilt. It’s also about providing long-term emotional and spiritual care to disaster survivors as much as we can, because sometimes the recovery on the inside can be harder than the recovery on the outside.”

 

Disaster response updates can be found below:

Ian Prep/Initial Response:

     Nationally, The Salvation Army has as many as 37 mobile feeding units and one field kitchen ready to mobilize across the impacted area immediately after the worst effects of the storm are realized.

o  Each unit can feed 500-1,500 people per day.

       The Salvation Army has also started to serve some of the predicted 1M evacuees at a few shelters in Florida and Georgia.

       Two major warehouses in Tampa, Florida, and McDonough, Georgia, (near Atlanta) are being prepped with food, water, cleaning supplies, hygiene products, and anything else that will be needed by the thousands of people in the storm’s path. 

     In addition to these efforts, The Salvation Army of Savannah is providing meals and support to workers at the Emergency Operations Center while preparing for the local community’s response.

 

Due to the state of emergency announcement made by Gov. Brian Kemp, The Salvation Army disaster personnel are collaborating with federal, state, and local emergency management agencies and other social services organizations such as the Southern Baptist Feeding Kitchens to monitor ongoing impacts and adapt response efforts.

For more information about The Salvation Army of Savannah’s response in the local community, please contact Center of Hope Director Linda James at linda.james@uss.salvationarmy.org or 912-651-7420. To learn more about The Salvation Army’s continued response, visit disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.

To make a financial gift to support Hurricane relief efforts:

One-hundred percent of designated disaster donations go to direct services for survivors and first responders. At this time, we are not accepting gifts in kind.

 

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About The Salvation Army of Savannah

Since 1900, The Salvation Army of Savannah has been serving our community for 122 years.

 

About The Salvation Army USA: 

The Salvation Army annually helps more than 25 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,200 centers of operation around the country. During times of disaster, 100% of designated donations to The Salvation Army are used for immediate response and long-term efforts. In 2021, The Salvation Army was ranked No. 2 on the list of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

THE SALVATION ARMY OF SAVANNAH ANNOUNCES 2022 SUMMER CAMP ADVENTURE FOR LOCAL CHILDREN

SAVANNAH, GA – April 4, 2022 – The Salvation Army of Savannah (TSA) has announced their new 2022 Summer Camp Program, “The Greatest Summer Camp Adventure,” from May 31 – July 29 hosted at the Community Center, 3000 Bee Rd, Savannah. This experience will give local children in the greater Savannah community a chance to have a fun summer in a safe and structured environment with enriching recreational activities and art projects. 

The “Greatest Summer Camp Adventure” will give children access to the newly renovated gym and playground at the Community Center so they can play games and sports, but also participate in art projects and reading activities in the classrooms. The camp will also offer educational classes to allow students to practice their skills for the upcoming school semester. These activities connect back to The Salvation Army’s mission of “Doing the Most Good” in the community and staying true to their values of honesty, respect, collaboration, compassion, and integrity. 

The camp is hosted by TSA’s educational assistants and summer camp counselors who undergo extensive training, including a CPR/First Aid class. The organization has COVID-19 protocols in place in accordance with the guidance and recommendations of public health officials such as temperature checks, handwashing, and social distancing in certain settings.  

“We are so excited to be hosting this year’s summer camp adventure at our newly renovated Community Center! The kids are going to love the new gym where they can play basketball, volleyball, pickleball, and just have fun. They can even play on our baseball fields to get some nice fresh air,” said The Salvation Army of Savannah’s Major Paul Egan. “Our summer camp program is designed to enhance children’s lives while they are out of school so they can continue learning and growing but have fun and make new friends and memories at the same time. Our professional counselors and assistants are trained to be able to support and look after the children during their time at camp. We look forward to hosting local children this summer for an exciting adventure!”

The one-time registration fee is $50 along with the $75 per week participation fee. Children do not have to sign up every week to join the camp. Fees include breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the day with healthy food options provided by TSA’s kitchen staff. To register, please contact TSACommunityadventures@gmail.com or call 912-352-7584.

TSA has served greater Savannah for the past 122 years. For more information about The Salvation Army Savannah, please visit https://salvationarmygeorgia.org/savannah/ or call 912-200-3004 and follow the organization via social media. 

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About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood

THE SALVATION ARMY OF SAVANNAH COMMUNITY CENTER TO HOST RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY FOR GYM RENOVATION ON MARCH 7

SAVANNAH, GA. – Feb. 28, 2022 – The Salvation Army of Savannah is slated to host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 7 at the Community Center, located on 3000 Bee Rd, Savannah, GA 31404, to celebrate the center’s renovations which include a new gym floor. This new floor will allow The Salvation Army of Savannah to create more programs for the community center. 

This ribbon cutting event will have TSA Cadets-in-training who will be able to chat with attendees as well as various performances by the Savannah Philharmonic. Major Paul Egan will say a few words about the exciting new programs that the organization will implement including new sports teams and offering more youth educational activities. Guests at this event will also hear from a community member who has grown up in TSA’s Community Center and how it changed their life. Finally, everyone will gather for the cutting of the ribbon and attendees will be available to view and play in the renovated gym space. 

We are so fortunate to have such generous donors who help make projects like this possible to improve our facility for the community,” said Major Paul Egan. “This was a much-needed update to our community center that will help serve people who benefit from The Salvation Army of Savannah’s various programs for years to come.”

Much of the work, including demolition, was completed by volunteers from the community. Even with some construction delays, the new floors took just under three months to complete.

The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services without discrimination whatever people’s background, social-economic status, race, gender or sexual orientation.  By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood

For more information about TSA, please visit www.salvationarmygeorgia.org/savannah/ or call 912-200-3004. 

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 THE SALVATION ARMY OF SAVANNAH ANNOUNCES NEW YEAR-ROUND INITIATIVE: “LOVE BEYOND” AND ASKS FOR THE COMMUNITY’S SUPPORT

SAVANNAH, GA – February 7, 2022 – The Salvation Army of Savannah (TSA) has announced a new campaign to launch on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2022, themed “Love Beyond.” This new initiative invites all employees, donors, volunteers, and community members who care about alleviating human suffering to join The Salvation Army in helping others, not just during the holiday season, but all year long. It’s a reminder to love others beyond all else without discrimination whatever people’s background, social-economic status, race, gender or sexual orientation. 

The work of the Salvation Army in our community is most widely known for their annual fundraiser, The Red Kettle Campaign, during the holiday season.  The iconic red kettles with bell ringing volunteers as well as online red kettle donations are vital for raising funds to support the nonprofit’s programs. Although these funds support those in-need with food, lodging, and care year-round, research has shown that TSA is often just associated with the holiday season. Through the new “Love Beyond” initiative, the organization wants to demonstrate that they do not just love and support the community during certain times of the year, but beyond the holiday season, 52 weeks a year. 

TSA is a local nonprofit organization which serves the greater Savannah region through multiple programs including: drug and alcohol abuse rehabilitation, domestic violence and human trafficking victims assistance, support for families and individuals facing poverty and homelessness, workforce development, disaster relief resources, and programs to meet the needs of our community’s youngest citizens. The community can help too by donating to help provide groceries to a family, offer shelter to those in need, give a warm meal to struggling individuals, or help a child complete their homework in after-school programs. By giving monthly donations of $25 or more, supporters will double TSA’s ability to come alongside those striving to make ends meet – and help them win.

“Here at The Salvation Army, love for everybody and of course love of God, drives us to serve individuals and families far beyond consideration for people’s background, socio-economic status, creed, race, gender, or sexual orientation. The Salvation Army accepts all for who they are, without discrimination or judgement to fulfil our mission of “Doing The Most Good”, said The Salvation Army of Savannah’s Major Paul Egan. “We will love and support you no matter who you are or what you have done. Our love goes beyond differences, generations, hunger, loneliness, addiction and more. The Salvation Army believes that together we can make a difference, and we are looking forward to partnering with the community to bring this campaign to life and bring love and connection locally in a lonely and divisive time in our nation’s history.”

Supporters can now pledge $25 or more a month to assist The Salvation Army in their mission by signing up on their website www.salvationarmygeorgia.org/savannah/. One-time donations are also welcomed via the online donation platform at www.LoveBeyond.givesmart.com. Every donation provides help and hope to those in need, and all gifts stay within the greater Savannah community.

The Salvation Army has served greater Savannah for the past 122 years and has always supported the most vulnerable in our community. For more information about The Salvation Army Savannah, please visit www.salvationarmygeorgia.org/savannah/ or call 912-200-3004 and follow the organization via social media. 

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About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood

SAVANNAH DONORS COME THROUGH TO SUPPORT THE SALVATION ARMY’S HOLIDAY FOOD AND GIFT DISTRIBUTION

SAVANNAH, GA – December 20, 2021 – The Salvation Army of Savannah (TSA)’s loyal donors ensured that this non-profit organization could distribute holiday food and gift packages to thousands of people in need in our community. This annual tradition of distributing food and gifts to any registered individual or family needing a little extra help took place over two days at TSA’s Community Center on Bee Road. This year TSA received a very large number of applications for people to come to Bee Road at an appointed time to collect their holiday packages.

The generosity and loyalty of Savannah donors to the Salvation Army means that thousands of Savannah’s residents will not go hungry or without gifts this festive season. Many volunteers and representatives from The Salvation Army spend days preparing the food and gifts and distributing these holiday packages to community members who came to the Community Center on December 16 and 17, 2021.

“Savannah has come through once again,” says Major Paul Egan of TSA. “The Salvation Army is not a political organization.  In these times of heightened sensitivity, we are aware that we clearly need to focus only on giving aid wherever and whenever it is needed; whatever the race, age, gender, sexual orientation or religious beliefs of those in need. We remain thankful to our loyal donors whose generosity enables us to meet the increasing needs in our community. Without their ongoing support, TSA could not provide desperately needed food and lodging to people in need not just at Christmas but all year round”.

Every donation to TSA provides help and hope to those in need, and all gifts stay within the greater Savannah community. Donations are also welcomed throughout the year via the organization’s website at www.salvationarmygeorgia.org/savannah/ or by calling 912-651-7420.

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 About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood

THE SALVATION ARMY OF SAVANNAH CALLS FOR VOLUNTEER BELL RINGERS THIS RED KETTLE SEASON

THE SALVATION ARMY OF SAVANNAH CALLS FOR VOLUNTEER BELL RINGERS THIS RED KETTLE SEASON

SAVANNAH, GA – December 10, 2021 – The Salvation Army of Savannah (TSA) is in need of volunteers to ring the kettles at partner locations during the holiday season for the annual Red Kettle Campaign to ensure they can continue to bring hope to those in need in our community this holiday season and beyond.

The Red Kettle Campaign is the best way for the community to get involved with The Salvation Army’s mission. Without this support, The Salvation Army could not provide desperately needed food and lodging to people in need in our region year-round. Volunteers are encouraged to ring at Belk, Kroger on Mall Blvd. and Leopold’s on Broughton.

One of the best ways to help during the Red Kettle Campaign is to sign up as a group for a week of volunteering. Volunteer shifts are 8 hours a day with hours from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday – Saturday (6 days). There are plenty of volunteer opportunities for groups to take a minimum of two hours of kettle ringing and only a few weeks to accomplish this momentous goal. While volunteering, businesses can wear their uniforms or company logo and can get free promotion just by ringing a bell. Businesses or individuals can bring their friends and family out to support a great cause.

The concept of the Red Kettle Campaign began in 1891 when Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee was troubled by how many poor individuals in San Francisco were going hungry. During the holiday season, he resolved to provide a free Christmas dinner for the destitute and poverty-stricken but did not know how to fund the project. As he pondered, he remembered his sailor days in England where there was a large, iron kettle that passersby tossed a coin or two into to help the poor. The following day Captain McFee placed a similar pot on the street with a sign that read, “Keep the Pot Boiling.” He soon had the money to see that the needy people were properly fed at Christmas. Today in the U.S., The Salvation Army assists more than four-and-a-half million people during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Everywhere, public contributions to The Salvation Army kettles enable the organization to continue its year-round efforts at helping those who would otherwise be forgotten.

Flexible volunteer opportunities are available for scheduling at www.registertoring.com or contact Special Events Coordinator Jessica Battista at Jessica.Battista@uss.salvationarmy.org or the Volunteer Coordinator Stacey Magoon at Stacey.magoon@uss.salvationarmy.org.

Every donation provides help and hope to those in need, and all gifts stay within the greater Savannah community. The public will have an opportunity to donate directly to the famous red kettles around the region during the holiday season or via the online donation platform at www.RedKettleSAV21.givesmart.com  or by texting “RedKettleSAV” to 76278. Donations are also welcomed throughout the year via the organization’s website at www.salvationarmygeorgia.org/savannah/ or by calling 912-651-7420.

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For media inquiries and interviews, please contact Lesley Francis at lesley@lesleyfrancispr.com or 912-429-3950, or Kristyn Fielding at kristyn@lesleyfrancispr.com or 229-393-6457.

 About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood

THE SALVATION ARMY OF SAVANNAH’S PATHWAY OF HOPE RECIPIENTS RECEIVE GENEROUS DONATION FROM SAM’S CLUB DURING ANNUAL ‘MERRY-VILLE’ EVENT

SAVANNAH, GA. – Dec. 9, 2021 – The Salvation Army of Savannah’s received $10,000 during Sam’s Club’s Merryville event in Pooler on December 4. These funds will help TSA be able to provide help to families in the Pathway of Hope program and give them the ability to move forward in their lives. Pathway of Hope participants, Ms. Thornton and Ms. Brown, were present during the event. The Salvation Army’s Pathway of Hope program was launched in 2011 to provide targeted services to families wanting to break the generational cycle of poverty and enable a path out of constant crisis. It is rooted in a case management approach, focusing on the client’s individual needs and mastery of different life skills.

The Merryville event was attended by members of the community as well as local dignitaries and leaders, including Pooler Mayor Rebecca Benton who was present during the event. This fun-filled Christmas celebration offered an ice rink, a Salvation Army angel tree, red kettles, virtual Santa booth, craft stations, and Member’s Mark food truck.

Ms. Brown and her son began their journey in The Salvation Army Savannah shelter. Ms. Brown was able to obtain a job and moved out of the shelter and began living with a friend. Since then, Ms. Brown has been an active participant in the Pathway of Hope initiative. Through this initiative she has been committed to working hard and saving money for a place of her own. Ms. Brown recently had a baby and is looking forward to providing a home for her two sons. Ms. Brown commented:

“The Salvation Army Pathway of Hope Mission has helped me.  It is the best program that I have come across they actually care about the people they help. My case workers Mrs. Cindy and Mrs. Dell are awesome beyond words. They have given me a new sense of direction. I have learned to manage my time and money better. The Salvation Army has given me a second chance when nobody else was willing or cared.  With the housing they provide, I was able to make it a home. Thank you for all you have done for me and will do in the future.”

Ms. Thornton turned to The Salvation Army when her husband passed away in 2019. After his passing, the Thorntons lost their house, job, and their car. By joining the Pathway of Hope initiative, Ms. Thornton and her children were given a safe place to call home. Recently, she was diagnosed with stage 4 Metastatic Colon Cancer that spread to other organs. During her battle, Ms. Thornton believes that the staff at The Salvation Army of Savannah became like her family and supported her through it all.

“My Pathway family, Mrs. Cindy especially, was right by my side through all my challenges these past few years, making house calls with boxes of food for me and my children. As of today, I am in remission with no sign of the disease. With the help of The Salvation Army of Savannah, my family is so blessed and grateful for such a selfless group of people who provide shelter, church, and childcare. The Salvation Army of Savannah helps rebuild and empower families like mine.”

The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood

For more information about TSA, please visit www.salvationarmygeorgia.org/savannah/ or call 912-200-3004. 

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SPIRIT OF PEACE HOSTING ‘RING AND SING’ TO HELP LOCAL FAMILIES THROUGH THE SALVATION ARMY

SPIRIT OF PEACE HOSTING ‘RING AND SING’ TO HELP LOCAL FAMILIES THROUGH THE SALVATION ARMY

RICHMOND HILL, GA – November 23, 2021 – Spirit of Peace Lutheran Church is hosting a holiday-themed fundraising event, “Ring and Sing,” to raise funds for The Salvation Army of Savannah’s (TSA) annual Red Kettle Campaign on Saturday, Dec. 18 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in front of Kroger in Richmond Hill, 53 Exchange St. The church choir and volunteers will sing Christmas carols, ring the bell for the iconic red kettle, and provide free hot chocolate for donors and shoppers.

The Salvation Army of Savannah had to start its annual holiday fundraising campaign early for the second consecutive year to help ensure local families are cared for this Christmas and beyond. The Red Kettle Campaign provides the best way for the local community to assist in The Salvation Army’s mission of
“Doing the Most Good” throughout the Coastal Empire. Without the support of the community and helpers like Spirit of Peace, The Salvation Army could not provide food, lodging, financial assistance, or gifts to people in need in this region. That is why Spirit of Peace, aligned with TSA’s mission to spread the love of God, is involving its congregants and the local community to assist the nonprofit with their goal of to bringing hope to struggling families this Christmas.

“Our congregation is very passionate about supporting local families and nonprofits; and being a church that aims to spread the joy of Christ all year round – especially at Christmas time – supporting The Salvation Army of Savannah could not be more exciting for us,” said Pastor Devin Strong. “The organization’s mission is very close to our hearts, and we are aiming to help them ‘Do The Most Good’ in any way we can. We encourage the local community to stop by the front of Kroger that afternoon for some holiday fun to enjoy some hot chocolate and carols performed by our choir – it’s all for a great cause!

Through Bryan County Family Connections, Spirit of Peace is further supporting local efforts to help families in need by hosting an angel tree fulfill the Christmas wishes of disadvantaged Bryan County children. All benefitting families are vetted by Family Connections, and parents or guardians provide the agency with a list for each child that includes special wants, likes toys, games or clothing. Donors across Bryan County then have the opportunity to “adopt” each of these “Angels” by visiting one of the many Angel Trees and selecting an ornament with a specific gift written on it. Donors then turn in their purchased gifts back at the location of the tree where they chose their ornament. Packages are then distributed to parents in time for Christmas.

For more information about this event or Spirit of Peace Lutheran Church, please visit www.spiritofpeacelutheran.org or call Fellowship Director Anne-Marie Callahan at 912-344-8458.

Spirit of Peace Lutheran Church’s mission is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through ministry, promoting a lifestyle of worship and loving service through word and prayer so that all of God’s children will know Christ’s transforming joy.

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THE SALVATION ARMY OF SAVANNAH PARTNERS WITH SKY 3 ENTERTAINMENT AND BE THE LEAD TO HOST ‘RACE TO GIVE’ FUNDRAISER – NOV. 10

THE SALVATION ARMY OF SAVANNAH PARTNERS WITH SKY 3 ENTERTAINMENT AND BE THE LEAD TO HOST ‘RACE TO GIVE’ FUNDRAISER – NOV. 10

BLOOMINGDALE, GA. – NOV. 3, 2021 – The Salvation Army of Savannah is partnering with Sky 3 Entertainment and the nonprofit organization Be The Lead to host the Race to Give fundraiser from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10 at the Roebling Road Raceway, located at 1135 Roebling Rd. in Bloomingdale. All proceeds from this event will go to supporting the Bloomingdale police and fire departments as well as The Salvation Army of Savannah and Be The Lead.

The Race to Give event will feature a race car display, a live concert by modern country artist, Steven Cade, as well as a meet and greet with Cade. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet author and Be The Lead founder, Brent Yates, Compass Racing Development founder and Sprint Cup champion, Mckenna Haase, and 30-year professional racing driver, John Estupinan.

“We are thrilled to be hosting an event where attendees can meet their favorite local racers and artists! The community will not only enjoy a concert and meet and greet but will also leave a positive impact on families and children across the Coastal Empire,” said The Salvation Army of Savannah’s Major Paul Egan. “Thank you to Sky 3 Entertainment and Be The Lead to host such an interesting and unique event.”

Steven Cade will also be donating guitars to The Salvation Army of Savannah. To support Cade’s efforts in donating guitars, please visit www.stevencade.com/tip-jar.

The Salvation Army has served greater Savannah for the past 121 years and has always supported the most vulnerable in our community. Whether the community is affected by COVID-19, hurricanes, floods, fires or the Spanish influenza that impacted the world over a century ago, The Salvation Army continues to serve those who need it the most.

For more information about TSA, please visit www.salvationarmygeorgia.org/savannah/ or call 912-200-3004. 

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For media inquiries and interviews, please contact Lesley Francis at lesley@lesleyfrancispr.com or 912-429-3950, or Kristyn Fielding at kristyn@lesleyfrancispr.com or 229-393-6457.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood

THE SALVATION ARMY OF SAVANNAH ANNOUNCES 2021 RED KETTLE CAMPAIGN WITH BASS PRO SHOPS ‘SANTA WONDERLAND KICK OFF’ EVENT – NOV. 6

THE SALVATION ARMY OF SAVANNAH ANNOUNCES 2021 RED KETTLE CAMPAIGN WITH BASS PRO SHOPS ‘SANTA WONDERLAND KICK OFF’ EVENT – NOV. 6

SAVANNAH, GA. – Oct. 26, 2021 – The Salvation Army of Savannah is slated to kick off the holiday season with the launch of its annual Red Kettle Campaign on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. during the “Santa Wonderland Kick Off” event at Bass Pro Shop, located at 14045 Abercorn St., Savannah. This event will feature a special visit from Santa Claus, along with Mrs. Claus and Frosty the Snowman.

This free and family-friendly community event will include a Christmas themed tailgate with cookies and hot cocoa for all, with children receiving complimentary goodie bags. This event will raise awareness of the iconic Salvation Army fundraising programs including red kettles, as well as the organization’s Angel Tree Program. The Red Kettle Campaign provides the best way for the local community to assist in The Salvation Army’s mission of ‘Doing the Most Good’ in Savannah. Without the support of the community, The Salvation Army could not provide food and lodging to people in need in our region year-round.  

“The Red Kettle Campaign is kicking off this year with an amazing partnership with Bass Pro Shops at their Santa Wonderland Kickoff! We are encouraging people to take part in Doing The Most Good in Savannah this holiday season,” said The Salvation Army of Savannah’s Major Paul Egan. “The participation and community support we received last year helped us meet our campaign goals which we are extremely grateful for and we would love to feel that support again this year. Patrons of this joint event can rest assured that they will enjoy the season of Christmas while impacting families and children across the Coastal Empire!” 

The Salvation Army is always in need of volunteers to ring the kettles at partner locations during the holiday season to ensure more funds are raised during this campaign to benefit their mission. A volunteer bell ringer raises more donations on average, but less than 10 percent of bell ringers are volunteers. One hour of bell ringing can provide a meal for a family of four, and an entire day of ringing (eight hours) can provide lodging for a family of four for one month.

One of the best ways to help during the Red Kettle Campaign is to sign up as an individual or group for a week of volunteering. Volunteer shifts are eight hours a day with hours from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Flexible volunteer opportunities are available for scheduling at www.registertoring.com.

The Salvation Army has served greater Savannah for the past 120 years and has always supported the most vulnerable in our community. Whether the community is affected by COVID-19, hurricanes, floods, fires or the Spanish influenza that impacted the world over a century ago, The Salvation Army continues to serve those who need it the most.

For more information about TSA, please visit www.salvationarmygeorgia.org/savannah/ or call 912-200-3004. 

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About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood