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Salvation Army Shows Appreciation to Supporters on National Donut Day Friday

The Salvation Army in Indianapolis wants to show its appreciation to the many generous donors, partners and volunteers who help the organization do the most good in our community every day. To show this appreciation, The Salvation Army is offering a free donut this Friday for National Donut Day. The public is welcome to visit The Salvation Army Canteen on Monument Circle, starting at 6 a.m., to get a donut and a cup of coffee until supplies run out.

The donuts will be provided by the Indianapolis locations of Square Donuts. “The Salvation Army created National Donut Day,” said Mike O’Leary of Square Donuts. “Being in the donut business, Square Donuts wants to be involved as a participant in such an important cause and part of national history.”

Once again, The Salvation Army will partner with Tony Katz and WIBC for the second annual Donut Day Indy! Bakeries from around central Indiana will be competing to be this year’s best donut. Morning host Tony Katz will be broadcasting LIVE on the Circle starting at 6am. You can follow all of the excitement by tuning into 93.1 FM, WIBC or by following #DonutDayIndy.

The first National Donut Day was created by The Salvation Army in Chicago in 1938 to help raise needed funds during the Great Depression. It also commemorates the work of the “donut lassies” who helped make the donut what it is today by feeding the tasty confection to American soldiers during World War I. The donuts became synonymous with The Salvation Army, as well as the American soldiers who were returning home with the nickname “doughboys.”

Since that time, The Salvation Army has continued its service to our military men and women by hosting a camp for the children of our Indiana National Guard soldiers, sending care packages to nearly 100,000 troops serving overseas, ministering to our veterans in the VA hospital and much more.

To find out more about National Donut Day and what The Salvation Army is doing in our community, visit http://salvationarmyindiana.org/ or http://donutdayusa.com/. #nationaldonutday

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2015 Red Kettle Cook Off Photos

The 4th annual Red Kettle Cook Off was a tasty success! Naptown Buzz was there to judge all FOURTEEN burgers, and boy, were there some good ones this year!

2015 Red Kettle Cook-Off May 6th

After a winter like we’ve had, a cookout sounds pretty good right about now. That’s why The Salvation Army is throwing a big one! On May 6 we’re bringing in the heavy hitters for the annual Red Kettle Cook-Off in downtown Indy on Georgia Street. This no-holds-barred competition among our favorite Central Indiana television and […]

2014 Salvation Army Red Kettle Cook-Off Burger List

The 2014 Salvation Army Red Kettle Cook-Off is being held on Wednesday, May 7th, from 11am to 2pm on Georgia Street in downtown Indianapolis. FOURTEEN local media stations will be competing in the cook-off, with one celebrity chef awarded the coveted Silver Spatula for “Best Burger.” Lunch is only $10 and includes a burger, sides and […]

Salvation Army Night July 26 At Victory Field

CATCH A GREAT GAME FOR A GREAT CAUSE! Who: Indianapolis Indians What: Salvation Army Night When: 7:05 pm Thursday, July 26 Where: Victory Field located at the corner of West and Maryland Streets in downtown Indianapolis Did you know the poverty rate in Indiana is at a 30 year high? The numbers is a staggering […]

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Casual For A Cause 2012

Think about this: Indiana’s poverty rate is 16.3 percent according to the 2010 census. For children, it’s 26.3 percent. Last year, the Salvation Army was able provide homes for 27 families and 10 individuals through its low-income housing program at the Barton Center Apartments in Indianapolis. Want to know how your business and employees can […]

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Indiana Tornado Relief – Two Weeks Later

Two weeks after a deadly storm system ripped through Southern Indiana, The Salvation Army continues its relief efforts to serve survivors in Henryville, Marysville, New Pekin, and Ripley County. In Marysville, the Army’s feeding services were still going strong as they prepared meals for volunteer groups who were helping survivors clean up their property so they can begin the rebuilding process. Volunteers from Samaritan’s Purse, the Rotary Club, and other groups took a break from their hard work at The Salvation Army’s Relief Center to eat and get hydrated.

The Rotary group, made up of members from across Central Indiana, worked with The Salvation Army to help one resident remove the broken down trees and other debris from around his property. The group was able to fund a new disaster relief trailor this year and they put into service for the first time in Henryville. Mike Miller, Rotary’s Disaster Service Coordinator, reached out to The Salvation Army several weeks ago to form a partnership and support the Army in any future disasters. Mike and several others were trained to be Salvation Army EDS volunteers. Little did they know their services would be put to use so soon.

Emergency Financial Assistance was continued in Henryville, Borden, and Ripley County. Over $100,000 in assistance has been given to families who have lost everything.

Although the meal service is still going strong in Marysville, it is starting to slow down at the other sites. All together, more than 11,500 meal have been served to survivors and responders in Southern Indiana.

Businesses and foundations also continued their support of The Salvation Army’s efforts. Pfizer Foundation gave the Army a $10,000 grant to support relief in Southern Indiana. The Walmart store in Shelbyville Indiana collected donations from its customers and its employees and presented a check for $4,650. To date, more than $600,000 has been raised to support The Salvation Army’s Disaster Relief efforts.

The Salvation Army was serving Southern Indiana before the tornadoes hit, and it will continue to serve these communities for as long as it takes to help them get back on their feet.

Courtesy of SalvationArmyIndiana.org

Hoosiers Help Hoosiers with Tornado Relief Efforts

With relief efforts in Southern Indiana entering their fifth day, The Salvation Army and its media partners have come together to support the survivors of last Fridays deadly tornadoes.

Today, WIBC and RTV6 are running a drive-thru donation site on Monument Circle.  As of 1PM, more than $27,000 has been raised in front of the Emmis Building.

Yesterday, Fox59 hosted “Day of Dedication” and raised over $236,000. On Sunday, WISH-TV8 collected over $100,000 for The Salvation Army’s work in Southern Indiana. 100% of money raised during a disaster goes to the relief work with the survivors.

Relief Efforts:  Salvation Army Relief efforts continued today in New Pekin, Henryville, and Marysville.  Three mobile kitchens continue to serve over 900 meals a day.  Feeding operations will continue for at least the next several weeks.  The next phase of The Salvation Army’s response, which includes, clean-up and emergency financial assistance for families, could begin within the week.  The Salvation is also providing social service assistance to storm survivors in Ripley County.

The quickest and easiest way to support the efforts of The Salvation Army as they serve survivors is to make a monetary donation. You can make a donation online at https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/indiana/stormrelief, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or make a $10.00 donation by texting* “HOOSIER” to 80888. (To confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes”).

Donors can also mail a check to:  The Salvation Army Indiana Division, 3100 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis IN, 46208.

Due to the high expense and time demands associated with delivering your gently-used household goods and clothing (gifts-in-kind), The Salvation Army cannot guarantee that any individual gifts-in-kind donated now will be sent to the disaster area. In times of disaster, our stores fill these needs from existing, pre-sorted stock. By continuing to donate gently-used household goods to your local Salvation Army store, you not only help your community, you help us prepare for future disaster relief needs. To find your nearest drop-off location, please go to www.satruck.org.

Courtesy of SalvationArmyIndiana.org

The Salvation Army Participates in “Lend A Helping Glove” Contest

Text KETTLE to 86132

Back in February when The Salvation Army team met with the Indianapolis Indians, this “glove thing” we talked about was months away…  Two sponsors, lots of paint, tons of pictures, and several meetings later, we finally have a finished project:  A five foot tall glove that could help The Salvation Army win $10,000.

Thanks to Reach Magazine and TKO Graphix, The Salvation Army is able to participate in the Indianapolis Indians’ “Lend a Helping Glove” contest.  As part of the Indianapolis Indians’ celebration of 125 years of professional baseball in Indianapolis, the Indians have designed a contest to raise awareness for worthy causes in our community.  Five charities were picked to participate, and The Salvation Army is so thankful to be one of them!

Custom painted fiberglass baseball gloves will be displayed in the Indy area. Each glove is painted by a different charity—ours is designed by TKO Graphix.  The Indians need your help in deciding which glove has the best paint job.  Vote via text message or online, and they’ll give $10,000 to the winning the charity.  Voting started June 3rd at 5:30 PM EDT and ends August 19th at 11:59 PM EDT.

How do I vote?
You can purchase votes. Votes are $5 for 5, $10 for 10, $15 for 20, $20 for 30 and $25 for 40.  You can vote as frequently as you’d like.  All proceeds benefit the charity for which you vote.  You must be registered to vote.

Can I still play if the contest has already started?
Yes. As long as it is still within the voting period.

How else can I vote for my favorite charity?
You can also vote by texting on your mobile phone.  There is no charge to vote by text unless your carrier charges.  No donation is required by text.  To vote for The Salvation Army via text message, send KETTLE to 86132.  Text services are provided by Qtego.

Salvation Army – Text Kettle to 86132

How is the winner decided?
The winner is decided by a combination of three votes – online, text, and a celebrity panel.  The winner will be announced on September 2, 2011.

Thanks for your help!  Be sure to follow us on facebook to find the gloves next location:  facebook.com/salvationarmyindiana.

~Mel