The sub-freezing cold snap in Louisville has forced the city’s homeless shelters to start opening their doors to more and more people to help them survive the freezing nights. The Salvation Army’s Center of Hope is at capacity. Director Matt Yates says all 135 beds are filled, and over the last few nights they’ve opened […]
The Salvation Army is still seeking volunteers in order to help meet its ambitious goal for this year’s Red Kettle campaign.
The Salvation Army and Louisville Metro Government will distribute clothing to victims of the August 4th flood next week.
The Lousiville-area command of the Salvation Army is in the middle of accepting applications for holiday assistance. Officials are seeing application numbers similar to last year. Angel Tree coordinator Madelyn Anetrella says they took 800 applications the first day, and had to close their doors early that day to recover from the influx. She believes […]
Louisville’s four area Boys and Girls Clubs will remain open for now. The Salvation Army made a public appeal in July to keep the clubs open. Major Keath Biggers said in July that the Boys and Girls clubs had a more than $150,000 operating deficit and the Salvation Army might have to close one or […]
Last week, the Louisville Area Command of the Salvation Army announced it was closing its two thrift stores. This week the organization is expected to make an announcement about the future of its Boys and Girls Clubs. Major Keath Biggers says it was a community service that the thrift stores could provide shopping for low-income […]
The Louisville Area Command of the Salvation Army may have to shutter one of its Boys and Girls Clubs in the coming months. Commander Major Keath Biggers says the agency is running a deficit of about $150,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs because of a severe decline in grants from government sources. The clubs […]
Donations to the Salvation’s holiday Red Kettle campaign are on track to be higher this year than last, but the organization probably won’t meet its goal of a half-million dollars. Major Keath Biggers says through Christmas Eve, bell-ringers had collected about $57,000 more than during the previous year’s campaign. “It all goes back to how […]
The Louisville-area Salvation Army has set an ambitious fundraising goal for its holiday Red Kettle Campaign. Last year, the Salvation Army raised $321,000 during the campaign. Area Commander Keith Biggers says this year, the goal is $500,000. “It’s not pie in the sky, but it’s a realistic goal that we can raise if everyone gets […]