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November 29, 2010
I am a long-time customer of Giant supermarkets who was very disappointed at the chain's decision to limit the time that bell ringers can collect funds for the good work of the Salvation Army ( "Hear them ring," Nov. 26). At a time that the media, if not our own experiences, tells us that many people are having difficulty as a result of a struggling economy, more time should be given to allow those trying to help collect needed funds. Dropping a donation in the kettle is quicker than writing a check and can put loose change to work for others.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
Frank J. Russell, the former owner of a carpet company who was a longtime Salvation Army volunteer and an accomplished portrait artist, died of pneumonia Aug. 28 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 79. "He was a very gifted artist, and there is nothing phony about him," said Mel Leipzig, a Trenton, N.J., artist and a longtime friend. "He was an extremely genuine person, and as an artist there is great sincerity in his work. " He was born Frank Joseph Russello in Brooklyn, N.Y., but later changed his name to Frank Joseph Russell, family members said.
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BUSINESS
November 26, 2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - There could be less jingle in the Salvation's Army's hallmark red kettles this season. The charity is testing kettles that take debit and credit cards. The growth of so-called "plastic kettles" comes as fewer shoppers carry cash. Last year Salvation Army tested the credit machines in two cities, Dallas and Colorado Springs. This year the plastic kettles will be tested in more than 120 cities. The kettles that take credit don't look any different. But next to the metal red kettles are wireless card readers that resemble do-it-yourself readers at gas stations.
FEATURES
By Megan Brockett, The Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2013
From now until Christmas Eve, visitors to the Maryland Science Center's "Mummies of the World" exhibit can receive discounted admission by participating in "Wrap a Family in Warmth," the Salvation's Army's coat and blanket drive.   Guests who bring a new or gently used coat, sweater or blanket to the Maryland Science Center will receive a $3 discount on admission to the world's largest exhibition of human and animal mummies and related artifacts,...
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By Nathan Rott, Washington Post | November 22, 2010
Shoppers will hear less bell-jingling, clinking change and holiday cheer outside grocery stores this winter. A new policy by the Giant Food chain will limit the number of days and hours charitable groups such as the Salvation Army can raise funds in front of their stores. The move has left officials with the Salvation Army worried. "It's hard for us because we'll lose, particularly in the Baltimore area, a considerable amount of income," said Maj. Rick Mikles, the general secretary for the Maryland and West Virginia Division of the Salvation Army.
FEATURES
By Megan Brockett, The Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2013
From now until Christmas Eve, visitors to the Maryland Science Center's "Mummies of the World" exhibit can receive discounted admission by participating in "Wrap a Family in Warmth," the Salvation's Army's coat and blanket drive.   Guests who bring a new or gently used coat, sweater or blanket to the Maryland Science Center will receive a $3 discount on admission to the world's largest exhibition of human and animal mummies and related artifacts,...
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2013
The playground at the Salvation Army was in sad shape: 50 years old, falling apart and infested with bees. It was so shabby that kids were no longer allowed to play in it. That changed this month with a daylong construction blitz that ended with a new playground featuring swings, slides, a rock wall and a zip line. "When they went to school this morning, there wasn't a playground. When they get out, they will have a playground," said Katrina Hill, a project manager with KaBOOM!
NEWS
October 1, 1996
The Salvation Army of Annapolis has set a goal of $125,000 for its 1996 Christmas Kettle Campaign and has added five kettle locations to the usual 15.The goal is nearly double the $63,000 volunteers collected last year.To help achieve the goal, the Salvation Army is pursuing local service organizations to adopt kettle locations and have volunteers at the kettles six days a week from Nov. 22 through early Christmas Eve.Several local groups, including Kiwanis of the Severn, Annapolis Civitan Club, Annapolis Rotary Club, Kiwanis of Crofton and Kiwanis of Mayo, have agreed to become "Kettle Keepers."
NEWS
November 25, 1993
The Salvation Army of Annapolis will kick off its 1993 Christmas Campaign at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Food Court at Annapolis Mall.Shoppers can select tags with the names of needy children from the Angel Tree, then buy gifts and place them under the tree.Left turn prohibited: Bestgate onto RoweThe county Department of Public Works is temporarily prohibiting motorists on new Bestgate Road from making left turns onto Rowe Boulevard.Normal traffic patterns will resume Dec. 10, after workers install a traffic signal.
NEWS
October 17, 1999
The Salvation Army is accepting applications for Christmas assistance from needy North Anne Arundel County residents.Applications are taken from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 29 at 511 S. Crain Highway.Applicants must provide Social Security cards for all children in the home, proof of income, bills and address. They should also bring a list of three items under $30 that their children desire for Christmas.Information: Robert Daniels, 410-768-0477.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 30, 2013
Harry F. Reid Jr., who was internationally known for his work with synthetic lubricants, died Nov. 17 of pneumonia at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster. He was 96. Harry Fairfax Reid Jr. was born and raised in Baltimore and graduated in 1935 from the Polytechnic Institute. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1938 from Swarthmore College, where he was also an All-American lacrosse player. In 1940, he was commissioned a lieutenant in the Army Reserves. Later that year, he volunteered for active duty and was sent to the Ordnance Training Center at the Aberdeen Proving Ground.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2013
The playground at the Salvation Army was in sad shape: 50 years old, falling apart and infested with bees. It was so shabby that kids were no longer allowed to play in it. That changed this month with a daylong construction blitz that ended with a new playground featuring swings, slides, a rock wall and a zip line. "When they went to school this morning, there wasn't a playground. When they get out, they will have a playground," said Katrina Hill, a project manager with KaBOOM!
NEWS
Staff Reports | November 14, 2012
No injuries were reported Wednesday morning in a pair of incidents related to the Salvation Army Thrift Store on East Joppa Road near Towson - one regarding a fire, and another involving an accident in which a fire engine was involved in an accident while responding to the scene. According to Capt. Bruce Schultz, with Investigative Services in the Office of the Fire Marshal, Baltimore County fire crews responded to a report at the Salvation Army store in the 1700 block of E. Joppa Road at about 8:45 a.m. Crews found heavy smoke in the store and a fire in the rear of the store.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2012
Firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire Wednesday that damaged the Salvation Army Thrift Store in the 1700 block of E. Joppa Road in Parkville. Crews found heavy smoke in the store when they arrived and a fire in the rear of the building, said Capt. Bruce Schultz of the Fire Marshal's investigative services. The fire was under control in about 35 minutes, by 9:20 a.m. No injuries were reported. A fire engine was involved in an accident while responding to the fire, but no injuries were reported, Schultz said.
EXPLORE
November 10, 2011
Editor: The Havre de Grace Arts Commission held our annual Children's Art Festival Oct. 1 at Tydings Park. John Smack of the Vulcan Corporation serves on the Havre de Grace Chamber of Commerce Board. I asked John if some of his men would volunteer to help our festival committee unload our trucks with arts supplies, put up our signs and banners and set up the tables for the various art projects for the day. Without hesitation John replied, "Yes we would be more than happy to help you with this project.
NEWS
By Paul Schwartzman, The Washington Post | January 7, 2011
For more than two decades, bell-ringing Salvation Army volunteers collected donations outside Giant Food stores, a holiday season ritual that gave shoppers a convenient way to help the less fortunate. Last fall, Giant enforced a sharp reduction in the number of hours that charitable groups could operate in front of its stores. Now, the Salvation Army says the policy change helped cause a steep drop in its end-of-year fundraising drive across the Washington region. Overall, the organization raised $1.1 million, or 25 percent less than its goal, the Salvation Army announced this week.
NEWS
By Robert Knight and Robert Knight,Robert Knight is senior fellow for cultural policy studies at the Heritage Foundation in Washington | October 10, 1990
THE Salvation Army -- one of the brightest "points of light" in America's volunteer ranks -- may have to discontinue a program for alcoholics and drug addicts because of federal government interference.This clash between true compassion and the regulatory mind-set goes beyond the problem of overzealous bureaucrats. It reveals the growing rift between those who help people help themselves and those who believe that only government is capable of helping people. It reveals, in essence, a clash between a culture rooted in traditional American values and one based on the cold, contractual relationships of the bureaucratic welfare state.
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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,Sun Staff Writer | June 28, 1995
Diane Shingleton said she was 11 when her mother told her that God had something special in store for her.Three years later, she felt the Lord calling her out of the Salvation Army church in Grafton, W.Va., and into his service.Today, she is Captain Shingleton, 29, new commander of the Salvation Army office in Glen Burnie. She replaces Diane Johnson, who held the post for two years before leaving to prepare for three years in Russia as a missionary.Captain Shingleton, who previously was in Frederick, has spent her first days in Glen Burnie meeting the staff and learning how to navigate her way to work from her Brooklyn Park home.
NEWS
November 29, 2010
I am a long-time customer of Giant supermarkets who was very disappointed at the chain's decision to limit the time that bell ringers can collect funds for the good work of the Salvation Army ( "Hear them ring," Nov. 26). At a time that the media, if not our own experiences, tells us that many people are having difficulty as a result of a struggling economy, more time should be given to allow those trying to help collect needed funds. Dropping a donation in the kettle is quicker than writing a check and can put loose change to work for others.
NEWS
November 26, 2010
Breathes there a man with soul so dead he hasn't felt better about himself after dropping a donation in a Salvation Army red kettle? Apparently so. Responding in part to shoppers' aversion to being asked for money, Giant Food has cut back the amount of time Salvation Army workers can ring their bells outside some of their area supermarkets. This holiday season, the bell ringers at some Giant stores are limited to four-hour stretches for 12 days in November and December. Last year, the ringers worked about 40 days at stores during those two months.
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