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Wrap Up the Season of Giving (Photo) - 12/29/17

Who: The Salvation Army Portland Metro

What: Wrap up the Season of Giving in a big way.

When: Friday, 29 December 2017

Where: All of Portland Metro area

Why: The Salvation Army have finished its 2017 Christmas Kettle campaign, and are grateful to all those who supported our efforts to reach the goal of $750,000. Many families had shelter, food and gifts this Christmas and it's truly due to the generosity of the community. With 2017 coming to close, The Salvation Army is busy preparing to provide assistance throughout the year -- but we can't do it without you. Visit cascade.salvationarmy.org to help us do the most good in 2018.

Contact:
*For more information: please contact Captain Jared Arnold at The Salvation Army at 503.567.9938 or 480.283.4310. Or by e-mail at: jared.arnold@usw.salvationarmy.org

***Media is invited and encouraged to attend this event***

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(Portland, OR) December 29, 2017 -- The Salvation Army provided many services and helped many people this Christmas season. None of which would be possible without the generosity of those who gave to their Red Kettle campaign. From Gold bars to $10,000 cash donations, each action helped contribute to the $750,000 goal.

"One of the greatest joys we receive every year are the stories people share with us, about the help they have received from The Salvation Army; not only during Christmas, but throughout the whole year. We're happy that we can serve in a community where people see the needs and respond so generously. We can't do it alone; and we thank everyone who comes along side to help." -- Captain Robert Steiner; Portland Metro Coordinator -- The Salvation Army

Every year, we count on the generosity of donors to support services ranging from meals and housing to afterschool care, Christmas assistance, addiction rehabilitation, and many other social services. No matter what you give, you get the chance to change lives. Thank you.

If you are with the media and would like to cover this, please contact Captain Jared Arnold Community Relations Officer at 503-567-9938 or 480-283-4310 or by e-mail: jared.arnold@usw.salvationarmy.org. Media is encouraged and welcomed at this event.


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About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for over 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 129 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at portland.salvationarmy.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.


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Last-Second Gold Rush (Photo) - 12/24/17

Who: The Salvation Army -- The Dalles, Oregon

What: Solid Gold Krugerrand, 1 Ounce

When: Saturday, 23 December 2017

Where:
Bi-Mart of The Dalles
3300 W 6th St, The Dalles, OR 97058

Why: On the last day of bell ringing for The Salvation Army in The Dalles, Oregon; an unextend and very appreciated surprise is found in a Red Kettle collected at the local Bi-Mart store. A 1 ounce, solid gold, Krugerrand. A perfect way to end this 2017 Red Kettle campaign, a donation from a person with a heart of gold.

Contact:
*For more information: please contact Captain Jared Arnold at The Salvation Army at 503.567.9938 or 480.283.4310. Or by e-mail at: jared.arnold@usw.salvationarmy.org

***Media is invited and encouraged to attend this event***

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(The Dalles, OR) December 23, 2017 -- As the 2017 Red Kettle fundraising campaign for The Salvation Army comes to an end, a last second surprise donation is rarely expected; and this surprise was a rare one for The Salvation Army in The Dalles. While not the first time a gold Krugerrand has shown up in a Red Kettle, it is believed to be a first for The Dalles.

"We are excited to find this treasure in the kettle! We had only heard about the Krugerrand gold coin, but never expected to get one. The money raised from this gift will go to good use in serving those in need here in The Dalles and the surrounding areas. We are grateful for all the donations we receive and happy to serve in this community." Lieutenant John Cardenas -- Corps Officer of The Salvation Army -- The Dalles, Oregon

The Salvation Army will secure the gold coin and get it appraised by a professional; but the estimated value of the coin is $1,278.10 as found on Ampex.com (https://www.apmex.com/category/16100/gold-krugerrands.) The Salvation Army appreciates all the donations it receives and thanks those who help them reach their goal. The funds raised during this annual campaign stay in the community, and stretch into the new year where it continues providing service to help those in need.

If you are with the media and would like to cover this, please contact Captain Jared Arnold Community Relations Officer at 503-567-9938 or 480-283-4310 or by e-mail: jared.arnold@usw.salvationarmy.org. Media is encouraged and welcomed at this event.



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About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for over 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 129 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at thedalles.salvationarmy.org.


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It's Not Too Late To Give - 12/23/17

Who: The Salvation Army Portland Metro

What: Reaching its goal of $750,000

When: Saturday, 23 December 2017

Where:
All of Portland Metro area

Why: In the final days of The Salvation Army's 2017 Red Kettle fund-raising campaign, the need for monetary donations is imperative to help reach the $750,000 goal. While people are out doing their last-minute shopping, The Salvation Army is asking to remember those in need in our community and put some money in the Red Kettle for them.

Contact:
*For more information: please contact Captain Jared Arnold at The Salvation Army at 503.567.9938 or 480.283.4310. Or by e-mail at: jared.arnold@usw.salvationarmy.org

***Media is invited and encouraged to attend this event***

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(Portland, OR) December 23, 2017 -- The Salvation Army is grateful for the contributions they have received already during the 2017 Red Kettle campaign, and the generosity of the community has been impressive. From gold bars, $10,000 gifts, and $20 bill matches; the creativity and uniqueness of some of the donations received these past few weeks have been exciting and encouraging. However, The Salvation Army is not done yet, and there is still time to give to the Red Kettle before Christmas.

"We are so appreciative of the generosity of those who have given and appreciate every penny that is put in the Red Kettle, because it all adds up. We know what good this money will do, and we know that we can reach our goal with the help of the people. It's not too late to give and do some good." -- Captain Robert Steiner, The Salvation Army -- Portland Metro Coordinator

The Salvation Army will continue bell ringing up to Christmas Eve. The funds raised in the Red Kettles stay in the communities where they are given, to support those in need. 40% of the funds needed for The Salvation Army to these services in Portland and the surrounding area comes from the few weeks of bell ringing each year.

If you are with the media and would like to cover this, please contact Captain Jared Arnold Community Relations Officer at 503-567-9938 or 480-283-4310 or by e-mail: jared.arnold@usw.salvationarmy.org. Media is encouraged and welcomed at this event.


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About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for over 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 129 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at portland.salvationarmy.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.


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It's Not Too Late To Give - 12/23/17

Who: The Salvation Army Idaho Falls

What: Reaching its goal of $75,000

When: Saturday, 23 December 2017

Where:
Idaho Falls and the Surrounding Areas

Why: In the final days of The Salvation Army's 2017 Red Kettle fund-raising campaign, the need for monetary donations is imperative to help reach the $75,000 goal. While people are out doing their last-minute shopping, The Salvation Army is asking to remember those in need in our community and put some money in the Red Kettle for them.

CONTACT:
For information:

Major Greg Moody -- Corps Officer of The Salvation Army, Idaho Falls: (208) 522-7200
To Sign-Up Online: volunteer.salvationarmy.org
To Apply for Paid Position: idahofalls.salvationarmy.org
Facility Address: 605 N Blvd, Idaho Falls, ID 83402

MEDIA:

For all media inquiries, please contact Major Greg Moody: (208) 522-7200
gregory.moody@usw.salvationarmy.org


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(Idaho Falls, ID) December 23, 2017 -- The Salvation Army is grateful for the contributions they have received already during the 2017 Red Kettle campaign, and the generosity of the community has been impressive. However, The Salvation Army is not done yet, and there is still time to give to the Red Kettle before Christmas.

If there are those who cannot or will not be out this weekend, they can still contribute online through The Salvation Army of Idaho Falls website using their credit cards. Visit idahofalls.salvationarmy.org and click on Donate Now to help those in our community.

The Salvation Army will continue bell ringing up to Christmas Eve. The funds raised in the Red Kettles stay in the communities where they are given, to support those in need. 40% of the funds needed for The Salvation Army to these services in Portland and the surrounding area comes from the few weeks of bell ringing each year.

If you are with the media and would like to cover this, please contact Major Gregg Moody Corps Officer of the Idaho Falls Corps at (208) 522-7200 or via e-mail at gregory.moody@usw.salvationarmy.org


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About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 129 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at idahofalls.salvationarmy.org

Help The Salvation Army in Portland Metro Reach Its Goal of $750,000 - 12/22/17

Who: The Salvation Army Portland Metro

What: Reaching its goal of $750,000

When: Saturday, 22 December 2017 up to Christmas Eve.

Where:
All of Portland Metro area

Why: With just a few days left for The Salvation Army's 2017 Red Kettle fund-raising campaign, the need for monetary donations is imperative to help reach the $750,000 goal. As of the 19th of December 2017, The Salvation Army of Portland and the surrounding areas have raised 78% of what is needed to fund the programs and services provided to those in need for the remainder of this year and into 2018.

Contact:
*For more information: please contact Captain Jared Arnold at The Salvation Army at 503.567.9938 or 480.283.4310. Or by e-mail at: jared.arnold@usw.salvationarmy.org

***Media is invited and encouraged to attend this event***

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(Portland, OR) December 22, 2017 -- The Salvation Army is grateful for the contributions they have received already during the 2017 Red Kettle campaign and the generosity of the community has been impressive. Support has come from individuals, companies and organizations who know the needs of the community and have responded generously; and The Salvation Army believes that it is possible to reach its goal if that same generosity continues to the end.

"We know the biggest hurdle will be the weather for the next few days; but we also know that many people will be out shopping for those final Christmas gifts. The Salvation Army will happily brave the cold so that there is an opportunity to give to those who will need warmth, shelter and food right now and in the coming months." -- Captain Jill Steiner, The Salvation Army -- Portland Metro Coordinator

The Salvation Army will continue bell ringing up to Christmas Eve. The funds raised in the Red Kettles stay in the communities where they are given, to support those in need. 40% of the funds needed for The Salvation Army to these services in Portland and the surrounding area comes from the few weeks of bell ringing each year.

If you are with the media and would like to cover this, please contact Captain Jared Arnold Community Relations Officer at 503-567-9938 or 480-283-4310 or by e-mail: jared.arnold@usw.salvationarmy.org. Media is encouraged and welcomed at this event.


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About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for over 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 129 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at portland.salvationarmy.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.


Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/salarmypdx/
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SalArmyPortland

Help Us Make Christmas Possible in Deschutes County - 12/21/17

WHO: The Salvation Army -- Bend, Oregon and Deschutes County


WHAT: Making Christmas possible for families in Bend and Deschutes County.


WHEN & WHERE:

In Full Effect 20 December 2017:
Bend, Oregon and surrounding areas.

WHY:
The Salvation Army in Bend, OR has started giving out their toys and Christmas assistance for families in need; and they need your help. With recent power outages and more families in need than in the past, The Salvation Army needs more toys to help make Christmas possible for many children in Deschutes County.

CONTACT:
For information:

Captain Rachel Johnson -- Corps Officer -- The Salvation Army of Bend, Oregon: 541-408-6171
Captain Michael Johnson -- Corps Officer -- The Salvation Army of Bend, Oregon: 541-408-5669

MEDIA:
Captain Michael Johnson

For all media inquiries, please contact Captain Michael Johnson: 541-408-5669
michael.johnson@usw.salvationarmy.org

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Full Release:

(BEND, OR) December 20, 2017 -- Last year The Salvation Army assisted more than 350 families and provided 1,500 children (ages 0-18) with presents and clothing for Christmas and today they recognized that the need is greater than what they had anticipated.

"We are trying to give each child at least two toys if possible; and while we have helped 350 families already, we are fearful that we will not be able to do the same for everyone. We are in need of 1,000 toys to ensure that help each person who has come to us to make Christmas possible for their families. In short, we are looking for a Christmas miracle. We are very grateful to all those who have given us gifts already, but we are asking for even more help as we have more to help." -- Captain Rachel Johnson, Corps Officer -- The Salvation Army of Bend, Oregon

Here's how you can help. Donate an unwrapped gift to assure that the need is met, they can drop it off at The Salvation Army, located next to Bend Senior Highschool (515 NE Dekalb Ave, Bend, OR 97701,) or call Captain Rachel Johnson directly at (541) 408-6171.

The Salvation Army is proud to be a part of the city of Bend and service all of Deschutes county. They are appreciative of the support that they have received already, and are confident that those who see the work they, will continue to contribute to their efforts. To learn more about the work of The Salvation Army in Bend, to volunteer or make a donation; please visit bend.salvationarmy.org or visit them at 515 NE Dekalb Ave, Bend, OR 97701

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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 129 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at bend.salvationarmy.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 541.389.8888, or by mail, The Salvation Army, 515 NE Dekalb Ave, Bend, OR 97701

It's Here - $20 Bill Thursday and $8,000 Match! - 12/21/17

Who: The Salvation Army Portland Metro

What: $20 Dollar Bill Thursday with an $8,000 Match

When: Thursday, 21 December 2017

Where:
All Red Kettle Locations of The Salvation Army in Portland Metro

Why: For the final bell ringing week for The Salvation Army's 2017 Red Kettle Campaign, some are giving a little more and encouraging others to do the same. Today an anonymous donor will match, up to $8,0000, every $20 bill that is put in a Red Kettle for The Salvation Army in the Portland Metro area! From Washington County to Gresham and everything in between, all $20 bills become doubled this Thursday.

Contact:
*For more information: please contact Captain Jared Arnold at The Salvation Army at 503.567.9938 or 480.283.4310. Or by e-mail at: jared.arnold@usw.salvationarmy.org

***Media is invited and encouraged to attend this event***

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(Portland, OR) December 21, 2017 -- This generous gesture helps The Salvation Army reach their 2017 Red Kettle Campaign goal of $750,000. The funds raised in these six short weeks of bell ringing account for 40% of the annual services provided to the communities The Salvation Army serve in, her in the Portland Metro.

All funds raised will stay in the communities that they were raised in; which includes the matched funds! The Salvation Army is very grateful for all the contributions they receive, and thank the community for the support that they provide. Donations such as these go to better ensure that the funds needed are raised, and the services provided continue to help those in need.

The total number of $20 bills will be given at the end of the day, 21 Thursday 2017 via The Salvation Army -- Portland Metro Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/salarmypdx/,) and through press release the following day.

If you are with the media and would like to cover this, please contact Captain Jared Arnold Community Relations Officer at 503-567-9938 or 480-283-4310 or by e-mail: jared.arnold@usw.salvationarmy.org. Media is encouraged and welcomed at this event.


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About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for over 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 129 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at portland.salvationarmy.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.


Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/salarmypdx/
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SalArmyPortland

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas - 12/21/17

Who: The Salvation Army Portland Metro

What: Giving out toys to families in need

When: Thursday, 21 December 2017

Where:
Multiple Locations of The Salvation Army around Portland

Why: Throughout the season, The Salvation Army has been collecting toys graciously donated by the good people and organizations in the Portland Metro area, through their Angel Tree program. The time has finally come to give these toys out, and help make Christmas possible to families in need.

Contact:
*For more information: please contact Captain Jared Arnold at The Salvation Army at 503.567.9938 or 480.283.4310. Or by e-mail at: jared.arnold@usw.salvationarmy.org

***Media is invited and encouraged to attend this event***

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(Portland, OR) December 21, 2017 -- The Salvation Army is prepared to provide toys to 15,000 children in the Portland Metro area, through its Angel Tree program. There will be three locations where families who have signed up to receive Christmas assistance can come and get toys for their kids to have on Christmas morning. The locations will open at 9:00a tomorrow; and there addresses are:

The Salvation Army -- Gresham Corps
473 SE 194th Ave, Portland, OR 97233

The Salvation Army -- Portland Moore Street Corps
5325 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97217

The Salvation Army -- Tualatin Valley Citadel Corps
5350 NE Elam Young Parkway, Hillsboro, OR 97124

The Salvation Army could not provide these gifts if were not for the generosity of the companies and organizations who hosted their Angel Trees, and the good people of the Portland Metro communities who purchased these gifts.


If you are with the media and would like to cover this, please contact Captain Jared Arnold Community Relations Officer at 503-567-9938 or 480-283-4310 or by e-mail: jared.arnold@usw.salvationarmy.org. Media is encouraged and welcomed at this event.


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About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for over 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 129 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at portland.salvationarmy.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.


Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/salarmypdx/
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SalArmyPortland