PHILADELPHIA (December 18, 2018) – The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware’s Red Kettle fundraising campaign is in full swing across the region. However, with one week left until Christmas, kettle donations are falling significantly short – currently at about 40% below the overall targeted goal for the campaign.
The Salvation Army of Eastern PA & DE’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) has deployed additional teams of staff and volunteers to flood ravaged communities across eastern and central Pennsylvania, providing valuable support to first responders and locally impacted residents. As of Wednesday, August 15, EDS operations are underway in Berks, Bradford, Columbia, Susquehanna, Schuylkill and Sullivan Counties in response to devastating flash flooding that occurred earlier in the week. This is all possible through a coordinated partnership with The Salvation Army’s Service Extension Units, Corps Community Centers and volunteers across the region.
The Salvation Army of Harrisburg will soon embark on a long-anticipated journey. On September 10, 2018 – after more than 10 years of studies and planning – crews will break ground at 29th Street and Rudy Road and begin construction on a new Service and Worship Center
The project, scheduled for completion by late summer 2019, was designed to fill the need for increased program space for the Harrisburg Capital City Region. The current location at Green Street was constructed in 1954. With its mere 17,000 square feet, it no longer supports The Salvation Army’s local day-to-day functions. Continue reading “New Worship & Service Center Coming to Harrisburg”
Plans for a new Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) Command Center in Philadelphia are now underway. The project was formally unveiled to the public on July 17 at a reception at the historic Divine Lorraine Hotel. The “Celebration of Philanthropy” marked the launch of the project and honored philanthropists Stephen and Sandra Sheller of Philadelphia, whose generous $1,000,000 gift made the Command Center possible.
The Salvation Army of Scranton’s Social Services program is working to provide increased assistance to disadvantaged families in Lackawanna County. The program is an ongoing, vital service that has been offered to the community for many years. It focuses on the unique needs of individuals and offers holistic services and material resources to clientele.
About 100 runners braved the chilly temperatures and pouring rain on Saturday May 19, to participate in the Maniac Magee Run for the Homeless at Chatham Park Elementary School to benefit The Salvation Army of Norristown’s Family Shelter.
The two-mile run, now in its 20th year, was organized by the Chatham Park Parent-Teacher Association to celebrate the lessons learned in the book, “Maniac Magee” by Norristown native Jerry Spinelli who later raised his family in the Chatham Park community.
Red Kettle Fundraising Campaign Totals Down 50 Percent
With just ten days left until Christmas, The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware announced today that donations to its annual Red Kettle fundraising campaign are down throughout the region, presently at 50-percent of its overall goal.
The iconic tradition of bell ringers and red kettles is the most recognizable fundraising effort of The Salvation Army. Passersby can place monetary donations inside the red kettles, which will be stationed in prominent locations throughout the region until December 23. The Salvation Army is sending an urgent plea to individuals, corporations and groups to generously give to the Red Kettle campaign. Continue reading “The Salvation Army of Eastern PA & DE Sends Urgent Plea for Donations”
The Salvation Army made quite a splash at Fell Charter School when students lined up at field day to dunk a teacher and raise money for their community. In addition to sack races, tug-of-war, and water balloon tosses, students in grades kindergarten through ninth grade could also purchase balls to throw at a bulls-eye, that when hit, landed the teacher of their choice in a tank of cold water.
Using a dunk tank borrowed from The Salvation Army’s Camp Ladore, the game was among the most popular at the annual field day event and the only community fundraising element of the fun-filled day. The balls sold for $1 each, or 3 for $5, and all proceeds were donated to The Salvation Army. In the two hours the dunk tank was in operation, students raised almost $350.00. The Salvation Army will use the donation to help individuals and families in Simpson and nearby Carbondale.
Fell Charter is home to more than 150 students from throughout Lackawanna County. The school already had a reputation for generosity. In 2015 teachers at Fell Charter opted to teach without pay indefinitely while they awaited the Pennsylvania State budget to pass.