Salvation Army

Newburg Boys and Girls Club Hosts Open House

by Devin Katayama on December 12, 2011

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana organization is hosting an open house this week at the Salvation Army’s former Newburg Boys and Girls Club.

The Salvation Army closed four of its Boys and Girls Clubs earlier this year due to financial problems. For the past couple months the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana, which has three of its own in the region, has been discussing ways to reopen three of the closed clubs. Kentuckiana is closing in on its $500,000 dollar fundraising campaign goal to re-open the Newburg club, and they’ve already started recruiting new members. [click to continue…]

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Optimist Club of Louisville Supports Reopening Boys and Girls Clubs

by Devin Katayama November 2, 2011

The Optimist Club of Louisville has thrown in $15,000 to help support the reopening of three Louisville Boys and Girls Clubs. Last month, the Salvation Army closed all four of its Boys and Girls Clubs due to rising costs and diminished income. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana (BGCK) has since begun a 60-day […]

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Boys and Girls Clubs Transportation Begins

by Devin Katayama October 31, 2011

Several children are taking advantage of transportation that begins Monday between the Salvation Army’s closed Boys and Girls Clubs and a facility run by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana. It’s been over a week since the Salvation Army closed all four of its Louisville Boys and Girls Clubs due to rising costs and […]

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UK Gets Grant to Study Economic Development in Eastern KY, White House Praises KY Sentencing Reforms, Conway Releases TV Ads in Attorney General Race, Future Uncertain for Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs: Afternoon Review

by Laura Ellis October 5, 2011

The University of Kentucky has received nearly half a million dollars from the National Science Foundation to study economic development in eastern Kentucky. An official in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy is praising Kentucky’s sentencing reforms for non-violent offenders. In the race for attorney general of Kentucky, Democratic incumbent Jack Conway […]

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Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs Closing This Month

by Devin Katayama October 4, 2011

The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club is closing all four clubs in Louisville this month. Staff and club members were notified on Tuesday effective October 21 the clubs will close. A statement released late Tuesday night says rising costs and diminished income led to the decision to close. The Salvation Army has struggled to […]

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Salvation Army and Kentuckiana Boys and Girls Club Discuss Merger

by Devin Katayama September 8, 2011

The Salvation Army and the Boys and Girls Club of Kentuckiana are discussing a possible merger. “It’s been very fast. To their credit they have both really responded in the interest of the kids that they serve. So both sides are working really diligently because this isn’t easy,” said Maggie Elder, vice president of community […]

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Donations, Volunteers Decline For Salvation Army

by Gabe Bullard December 15, 2010

The Salvation Army went into their holiday fundraising campaign with an optimistic goal of 500 thousand dollars from the Louisville area. That would be an 18 thousand-dollar increase over last year.

But that optimism hasn’t matched up with reality this holiday season.

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Salvation Army Short On Volunteers

by Gabe Bullard November 22, 2010

Major Keath Biggers says 171 volunteers have signed up to stand with the kettles. That’s less than half the number that signed up by this time last year.

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Salvation Army Operates 'Cooling Centers' For Those Without A/C

by scrosby July 6, 2010

by Stephanie Crosby Louisville area social service agencies are opening their doors to help residents escape dangerous summer heat this week. The Louisville Area Command of the Salvation Army has opened two cooling centers, in addition to its Center of Hope homeless shelter on Brook Street. The Center of Hope is operating under a ‘white […]

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Louisville Group to Help Haitians with Potable Water

by ekramer January 14, 2010

Members of a Louisville organization are heading to Haiti to begin providing potable water to victims of Tuesday’s earthquake. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Louisville-based Edge Outreach plans to work with the Salvation Army to provide water in Haiti. Bowin Tichenor, who is based in Santo Domingo, is the organization’s regional director for the Dominican Republic […]

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