Recent Media Coverage and Press Releases


4/22/21 – A Sit Down with Javier Becerra, Assistant General Counsel at Primerica, and Co-President of Echelon Atlanta


3/26/21 – How to help tornado victims in Newnan, Georgia (11Alive)

3/2/21 – Keith Johnson: From street gangs to salvation (Southern Spirit Online)


2/17/21 – Up to 7,600 Salvation Army Locations Can Serve as Warming Centers to Fight the Freeze – ALEXANDRIA, Va. (PR Newswire)

2/15/21 – Love Thy Neighbor (Walton EMC)

2/11/21 – The Salvation Army and its partners come together to serve local communities (Southern Spirit Online)


12/30/20 – Troubling measurement of pandemic economy: Food pantry lines (The Atlanta-Journal Constitution)

12/9/20 – Metro Atlanta gives back in a big way during 11Alive’s 38th Annual Can-A-Thon (11Alive)

12/8/20 – Atlanta church shares windfall with senior tenants of Salvation Army (Southern Spirit Online)

12/3/20 – Can-A-Thon, more important than ever, kicks off tomorrow (11Alive)


11/30/20 – Donate to the 38th Annual Can-A-Thon (11Alive)

11/29/20 – BeMINDful | Gifts that matter in 2020 (11Alive)

11/20/20 – In Georgia, making face masks is a labor of love (Southern Spirit Online)

11/17/20 – Salvation Army shifting holiday collections due to COVID-19 (FOX5 Atlanta)

11/16/20 – Where to give and volunteer in Atlanta during the holidays (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

11/5/20 – The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta and Walmart Create More Opportunities for People to Help “Rescue Christmas” This Holiday Season (Press Release)


10/15/20 – Boys and Girls Clubs step up to help parents impacted by COVID-19 (CBS46)

10/7/20 – Salvation Army Positively Georgia – 4pm (CBS46)

10/7/20 – Salvation Army Positively Georgia – 5pm (CBS46)

10/1/20 – 75-kettle event launches ‘Rescue Christmas’ in Atlanta (Southern Spirit Online)


9/29/20 – Salvation Army launching red kettle campaign 2 months early to help ‘Rescue Christmas’ (WSB-TV) 

9/15/20 – Peachtree Creek Greenway Mural (Salvation Army Today)

9/14/20 – Salvation Army kicking off Christmas fundraising early this year (Henry Herald)

9/1/20 – In Atlanta, homeless children find comfort in ‘Adventure Bags’ (Southern Spirit Online)


8/18/20 – Gwinnett Great Days of Service at Salvation Army (Gwinnett Daily Post)

8/11/20 – Memorable summer: First cadets assigned to Boys & Girls Clubs (Southern Spirit Online)

8/10/20 – Schmidt’s role expands in The Salvation Army’s social service work in Atlanta (Southern Spirit Online)


7/21/20 – The moratorium on utility disconnects has ended – what you need to know if you still can’t pay (WSB-TV)

7/10/20 – $800,000 grant will help Atlanta Red Shield Services fight homelessness (Southern Spirit Online)

7/1/20 –  Salvation Army Atlanta Temple Corps Opens Homeless Day Center (SalvationArmyToday)


6/23/20 – Salvationists serve at Atlanta march against racism (Southern Spirit Online)


5/27/20 – Feeding our communities from Coast to Coast (American Beverage Association)

5/10/20 – Salvation Army’s annual 5K tried nonrunning ‘Race in Place’ – Page 31 (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

5/5/20 – How a Local Atlantan Is Paying It Forward (Meredith Atlanta)

5/5/20 – The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta is pleased to announce …

5/4/20 – Help us recruit participants for our Race in Place Kettle Krush 5K (Volunteer Match)

5/2/20 – An annual 5K pivots to a non-running “race in place” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)


4/28/20 – #GivingTuesdayNow helps nonprofits during pandemic (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

4/27/20 – Salvation Army “Race in Place” 5K (Gwinnett Daily Post)

4/23/20 – 100 charitable ways Atlantans can help during the COVID-19 pandemic (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

4/22/20 – Kettle Krush 5K becomes virtual Race in Place broadcast (East Cobb News)

4/19/20 – Paying It Forward: Local man donates stimulus check; encourages others who can to do the same (CBS46)

4/16/20 – 70-year-old retiree gives away his stimulus check: I know there’s an extreme need (11Alive)

4/7/20 – Captain Minkee Kim | KTN Atlanta (KTN Atlanta)

4/6/20 – The Salvation Army strives to meet demands of COVID-19 crisis (Southern Spirit Online)

March 2020

3/29/20 – Salvation Army Gwinnett County Corps seeing requests for assistance rising amid COVID-19 outbreak (Gwinnett Daily Post) 

3/27/20 – Local food banks are struggling (CBS46)

3/22/20 – The Salvation Army spokesman on continuing operation amid COVID-19 (FOX News)

3/19/20 – Mercedes-Benz, coalition send supplies to homeless shelter (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

3/18/20 – Freddie Freeman pledges several donations toward coronavirus relief (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

February 2020

2/1/20 – Has your life been impacted by the Salvation Army? (CBS46)

2/3/20 – The Salvation Army seeks personal impact stories (Marietta Daily Journal)

2/14/20 – The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta wants to hear your story (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

January 2020

1/2/20 – Peachtree Creek Greenway (Salvation Army Today)

December 2019

12/9/19 – Salvation Army preps Angel Tree gifts ahead of Christmas (CBS46)

12/9/19 – Boot Camp in the Park members ring bells for Salvation Army (Marietta Daily Journal)

12/3/19 – Georgia State offers pantry program to help students struggling with food insecurity (11Alive)

12/2/19 – Little Helpers ring bell for Salvation Army (Marietta Daily Journal)

November 2019

11/27/19 – ‘We are giving things out of respect’: Metro Atlanta students work together to collect cans, learn about food insecurity (11Alive)

11/26/19 – Angel Tree Program makes the holidays merrier for seniors (CBS46)

11/26/19 – Credit Union of Georgia helped kick-off The Salvation Army Bell-Ringing season (Marietta Daily Journal)

11/21/19 – Salvation Army bell-ringers can now take plastic (Rome News-Tribune)

11/19/19 – Festive fundraiser kicks off in Marietta Square on Saturday (Marietta Daily Journal)

11/19/19 – Salvation Army Today – 11.19.2019 – Doing The Most Good Luncheon

11/15/19 – Salvation Army to debut cashless “Kettle Pay” donation option (CBS News)

11/11/19 – The Salvation Army seeks holiday volunteers (WSB-TV)

October 2019

10/15/19 – National Commander gets a look at Southern operations in Atlanta (Southern Spirit Online)

September 2019

9/23/19 – Neely Young/Project Share Article – GPA-Press-Releases-Small-Acts

9/20/19 – The Salvation Army of Cobb & Douglas County to begin Angel Tree registrations (Marietta Daily Journal)

9/8/19 – Salvation Army to begin signing up families for Angel Tree program soon (Gwinnett Daily Post)

August 2019

8/26/19 – Hurricane Dorian right now | Latest updates on the deadly storm (11Alive)

July 2019

7/28/19 – Walmart, The Salvation Army to host annual Stuff the Bus campaign (Gwinnett Daily Post)

7/23/19 – The Salvation Army of Cobb County teaming up with Walmart to “Stuff the Bus” (Marietta Daily Journal)

June 2019

6/11/19 – Salvation Army giving way free box fans Thursday (Clayton News Daily)

6/6/19 – New gym a slam dunk for local Boys & Girls club (The Champion Newspaper)

May 2019

5/30/19 – Kenny Smith helps unveil new Decatur Boys and Girls Club gym (11Alive)