Homeless Shelters React to Bitter Cold

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… Continue reading Homeless Shelters React to Bitter Cold

Salvation Army Says Holiday Aid Applications Steady

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… Continue reading Salvation Army Says Holiday Aid Applications Steady

Boys and Girls Clubs to Stay Open – For Now

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… Continue reading Boys and Girls Clubs to Stay Open – For Now

Fate of Boys and Girls Clubs Could Be Made Public This Week

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… Continue reading Fate of Boys and Girls Clubs Could Be Made Public This Week

Salvation Army Could Shutter Boys and Girls Club

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… Continue reading Salvation Army Could Shutter Boys and Girls Club

Red Kettle Campaign on Track for Higher Numbers This Year

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… Continue reading Red Kettle Campaign on Track for Higher Numbers This Year

Red Kettle Campaign Kicks Off, With Much Larger Goal

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… Continue reading Red Kettle Campaign Kicks Off, With Much Larger Goal