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  • Salvation Army bell ringer arrested in Mississippi

    December 17, 2014 12:20 PM

    GULFPORT, MS - Gulfport police say a Salvation Army bell ringer who reported a man ran off with her kettle of cash just as she was finishing her shift has been arrested for lying about the incident. Police Chief Leonard Papania says in a news release that 23-year-old Michelle Shantel... more »
  • Finance class soon required for Salvation Army toys Play Video

    December 15, 2014 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Salvation Army will begin distributing presents to children Tuesday, but for the first time some parents took a special class before getting free toys. Instead of just giving parents a fish, the Salvation Army says it wants to teach parents how to fish. That's why... more »
  • Salvation Army bell ringer robbed in Mississippi

    December 11, 2014 10:37 AM

    GULFPORT, MS - Police in Mississippi are looking for a man who shoved a Salvation Army bell ringer and ran off with her kettle. The incident was caught on surveillance video Tuesday outside a Winn Dixie grocery. The video shows the man coming up on the side of bell-ringer Micelle... more »
  • Salvation Army returns $10K ring dropped in kettle

    December 4, 2014 11:03 AM

    MONROEVILLE, PA - The Salvation Army has returned a $10,000 gold-and-diamond ring to a Pittsburgh-area woman who accidentally dropped it into a donation kettle. Lisa Hawkins tells KDKA-TV she stopped to Christmas shop Tuesday and unknowingly scooped up the ring when she grabbed some change out of her purse. Hawkins... more »
  • Salvation Army kicks off red kettle campaign Play Video

    November 12, 2014 7:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign is a sign of the holiday season, just like the chilly weather, turkey and dressing and bright decorations. Capital Brett Meredith from the Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge stopped by 2une In Wednesday morning to talk about the Kettle Kickoff.... more »
  • Students find 40-grand in couch

    May 15, 2014 5:57 AM

    NEW YORK - Some college roommates in New York picked up a couch for just $20.00 at the Salvation Army, and the three teens got plenty of bang for their buck. The couch was lumpy, so they decided to look inside the cushions to see why. Inside the couch,... more »
  • Charities on high alert for scammers Play Video

    December 18, 2013 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- 'Tis the season to give and during this time of year thousands of people turn to charities for help. Some try to take advantage of the generosity that goes with the season. In Baton Rouge, some charities have a system in place to check for abuse. The... more »
  • Organizations plan donation drives for Okla. twister victims

    May 21, 2013 10:27 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- There has been an outpouring of support for the victims of Monday's deadly tornado in Oklahoma. Tuesday night, about 24-hours since the twister, an area church announced plans for a supply drive to get important items to the people of Moore, Okla. First Baptist Church in... more »
  • Shelters seeing an increase in people needing help

    January 28, 2013 8:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Area shelters are starting to see an increase in people needing a place to sleep, and have had to turn people away because there is not enough room. "If it wasn't for here, I'd be out on the street," said Lois Ellsworth. For two months, she's... more »
  • Tracking system ensures donations go where needed Play Video

    November 30, 2012 5:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In addition to providing free meals and clothes, St. Vincent de Paul helps pay for utilities, rent and even prescription drugs, but only for those truly in need. "There's only so much dollars for helping to prevent homelessness or to avoid eviction," says Micheal Acaldo, St.... more »
  • Wis. mini horse rings bell for Salvation Army

    November 30, 2012 12:42 PM

    WEST BEND, Wis. - Tinker may be miniature - as in a miniature horse - but he's a big money raiser for the Salvation Army. He uses his mouth to hold and ring a red bell and also picks up a "Thank You Merry Christmas" sign. He can also bow... more »
  • Mayor Holden rings bell for Salvation Army

    December 22, 2011 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge's mayor picked up a Salvation Army bell Thursday to help raise money for the charity . Mayor Kip Holden appeared at the Walmart on College to collect contributions for the nearly 150-year-old charitable organization. "It's a great time in Baton Rouge to see people... more »
  • State allocates $1.5M to homeless shelters

    January 28, 2011 7:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Nearly $1.5 million in hurricane recovery money will be used to expand two emergency shelters and one transitional living house in Baton Rouge for the homeless. The governor's Disaster Recovery Unit announced the funding plans Thursday. The money will expand the capacity at the St. Vincent... more »
  • Bell-ringer tunes up Christmas

    December 15, 2010 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Salvation Army deploys dozens of 'bell-ringers' to local stores during the holiday season, but none may be as well liked and as successful as Kenneth Burrell. Burrell does more than just ring a bell in front of a red kettle; he encourages folks to donate by... more »
  • Meal servers hope to cut down on crime

    November 24, 2010 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A warm meal is something The Salvation Army hopes will give a helping hand to the Brookstown community, an area that has dealt with a high crime rate for years. Just a year ago, three people were brutally murdered in their cars in Brookstown. Now the... more »
  • Salvation Army his the road for early Thanksgiving

    November 24, 2010 2:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of people had an early Thanksgiving meal delivered today, courtesy of the Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge. Volunteers made five stops around the West Brookstown area of the city with the Salvation Army's mobile canteen, handing out meals to around 500 people who may... more »
  • Volunteers give back on Thanksgiving

    November 25, 2009 3:59 PM

    Volunteers around Baton Rouge are giving back to those in need on Thanksgiving. Holiday Helpers volunteers already started preparations for the big feast, which will be held on Thanksgiving Day. Cooks spent the day preparing food, including 50 turkeys. Hundreds of people are expected to be served from 11... more »

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