During the summer months, many people struggle fight the heat and stay cool due to financial barriers. Thanks to a generous donation from a member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, individuals in need throughout Metro Atlanta were given free boxed fans at the Kroc Center of Atlanta. In addition, eight Salvation Army corps locations also participated in the give away; resulting in a total of 2,000 free electric boxed fans distributed to those in need.
On Friday, June 1, The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta and Duck Donuts celebrated National Donut Day. Volunteers dressed as Salvation Army Donut Girls (“Donut Lassies”), and patrons got a chance to try a specialty crafted Salvation Army donut that the Duck Donuts team created after the Lassies’ namesake.
The national holiday was created in Chicago in 1938 as a Salvation Army fundraiser to honor the women who served doughnuts soldiers in WWI. Today, National Donut day is recognized as a symbol of comfort to all. How sweet!
The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Area Command raised more than $53,000 through this year’s Kettle Krush 5K, presented by The Home Depot Foundation. More than 300 people registered for the race and 1-mile Fun Run – the most ever for this event. All of the proceeds from the race will be used to fight poverty, homelessness, and human trafficking in metro Atlanta.
Click here view a list of overall finishers.
See all award winners here.
And to view all photos from Saturday’s race, click here.
The Salvation Army’s Gwinnett County Corps’ “Home Sweet Home” program is getting a boost, thanks to Publix’s “Food For All” program. Home Sweet Home helps homeless individuals and families in need.
In this photo, Publix managers John Green (left) and Brad Shandor (right) present Gwinnett County Corps Officer Lt. Jeremy Mockabee with a check for $16,110.29
Thank you, Publix, for continuing to help The Salvation Army do the most good in our communities.
Imagine being hungry but having no food in the fridge, and no money in your pocket to buy food to satisfy that hunger.
Imagine having to make a choice between buying food or paying your rent or mortgage.
Imagine being surrounded by people talking about holiday feasts and wondering if you or your children will even have anything to eat on Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Food insecurity—not knowing where your next meal will come from—is a reality for 1 in 7 people in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia, according to The Atlanta Community Food Bank. And most people who live in food insecure households don’t fit the stereotype of those who need help—they go to work every day; they just need a little help.
That’s why, on Friday, December 1st, 11 Alive and The Salvation Army are holding our 35th annual Can-a-Thon—a canned food collection drive that aims to collect enough food to fill our 8 food pantries throughout Atlanta for an entire year.
From 5 a.m. to 1 p.m., you can drop off canned goods at the following four locations around Metro Atlanta:
- Cumberland Mall (Cobb County)
- Infinite Energy Center (Gwinnett County)
- Georgia State Stadium (formerly Turner Field – Fulton County)
- The Forum Civic Center (Rome)
If you’re not able to make it to a Can-a-Thon drop-off location on December 1st, please consider donating online at www.salvationarmy.org.