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Salvation Army bell ringer hit for not saying 'Merry Christmas'

Phoenix - In this so-called P.C. world, it is sometimes difficult to say the right thing during the festive season, as a Salvation Army bell ringer found out when she said "Happy Holidays" to a woman outside Walmart, and got hit for not saying "Merry Christmas."

Rubbish dumped outside Salvation Army stores costs them money Special

Sydney - At a press conference today, Salvation Army Chaplain Major Robert Sneller urged the community to stop dumping unusable donations and rubbish outside Salvo stores this holiday season.

Truckloads of toys stolen from Toronto Salvation Army recovered

Toys the Salvation Army recently said were stolen from one of their Toronto warehouses over the past 2 years have been recovered. Police discovered the toys in a Brampton warehouse and while they haven't said as much, it appears to be an inside job.

Salvation Army seeks softer 'jingle bell', after woman calls cops

Portsmouth - The Salvation Army says it will find a quieter "jingle bell" after a woman called police about the excessive clanging — causing her to "hate Christmas."

Diamonds, Krugerrands found in Salvation Army red kettles

Shawnee - A sure sign of Christmas approaching is the sight of the Salvation Army bell ringers and red kettles. And while some see the kettles as a place to drop spare change or a few dollars others see them as an opportunity to deposit more valuable goods .

Secret Santa spreads hope, cheer, gives away $100 bills

Reading - A elderly gentleman dressed in red and wearing a cap with "Elf" embroidered on the back brightened up the holiday season for residents of Reading, Pa, when he visited the Salvation Army thrift shop, laundromats and bus terminals passing out $100 bills.

Salvation Army defends its stance as LGBT groups call for boycott

The Salvation Army defends itself in its views of homosexuality even as gay and lesbian groups are urging people not to donate money to their red kettle drive this holiday season.

CTV's 16th Annual Toy Mountain campaign is underway

Toronto - The 16th annual Toy Mountain campaign has begun and there are many ways that you as an individual can help this campaign ensure that children in the Greater Toronto Area do indeed have a very Merry Christmas.

Salvation Army withdrawing from A.R Goudie Eventide Home

Kitchener - A.R Goudie Eventide, senior's home in Kitchener, Ontario has been operated by the Salvation Army for 49 years. This week the announcement came that the organization was withdrawing from its operation of the home.

Help and resources for Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami victims

Ninety-one countries and nine international organizations so far have offered to assist with relief efforts from last Friday's earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Here are several resources to help find victims of the disaster.

Anonymous donor deposits $1,400 coin in Salvation Army kettle

Broomfield - A generous donor deposited a South African Krugerrand in a Salvation Army kettle in front of a Walmart store in Broomfield, Colorado.

The Salvation Army brings cheer to many families at Christmas

The Salvation Army makes Christmas a lot brighter for thousands of people who would otherwise have a gloomy holiday. Donations are down this year due to the economy and the need of more people.

Salvation Army sets up beverage station at Toronto's CNE Special

Toronto - This year the Salvation Army has a refreshment area set up at the CNE in order to get donations and to provide tired souls a spot to relax and get a drink.

Ontario obligated to end homelessness says advocacy agency

The Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario has challenged the government to end homelessness during a time when charity funding is decreasing, the economy is fighting to come back and everyday citizens fear that they will be homeless.

Poverty in Canada has increased as a result of the recession

Ottawa - A report released Wednesday highlights the deepening levels of poverty in Canada, made worse by the recession. The report urges the federal government to end poverty in the nation.

1 in 9 Canadians adults fear, experienced homelessness

Toronto - A new report from the Salvation Army shows that about three million people in Canada have either worried about being homeless or lived without shelter.

Elderly Wife Gives Suitcase Away With Life Savings Sewn Inside

An elderly couple from Australia lost their life savings when the wife unwittingly gave away an old suitcase with 100,000 Australian dollars sewn into its lining.

Salvation Army mobilizing to support Chile

A Salvation Army mobile canteen has arrived in Chile to help with the relief efforts after the early morning earthquake on Saturday 90 miles (150 kilometres) north west of the city of Concepción in Southern Chile.

Toronto Grace Hospital may be on last legs

The Salvation Army provided Toronto residents care at Grace Hospital since 1889. The agency, who once ran four Toronto hospitals, is pulling out of the hospital business leaving Grace in a pinch.

Salvation Army victims of forged check

The Salvation Army of Charleston, South Carolina, thought it had received a $25,000 gift right before Christmas. But the donation turned out to be part of an elaborate hoax

Hunt for Salvation Army Murderer

North Little Rock police are on the hunt for the murderer of Salvation Army Major Philip Wise on Christmas Eve in front of his three children.

Some US Salvation Army Red Kettles Take Credit Cards

Some Salvation Army Christmas kettles have a new feature this year - a cerdit card reader for those who would like to donate but only have plastic on hand.

Gold Coin Donation at Salvation Army worth $1,000

Salvation Army reports the donation of a single gold coin, or the equivalent of a $1000 donation. The anonymous donation occurred at a K-Mart in Pennsylvania.

Toy donations stolen in Toronto, residents use Web to reach out

The Toronto area is coming together after roughly $100,000 worth of toy donations was stolen late last month from a tractor-trailer in Etobicoke.

Forbidden marriage may cost Salvation Army leader his job

A Wisconsin Salvation Army leader will likely lose his job if he follows through with his plans to marry outside the Salvation Army.

No Christmas? No Sale

At a local Mall in New Jersey shoppers were dismayed to see the lack of "Christmas" in the stores this year. And they noticed something in particular was missing and wanted to know why.

Did You Know It Was National Donut Day?

Have you ever heard of Nation Donut Day? I didn't until I read about it, so of course I had to look it up and lo and behold, the first Friday in June every year is National Donut Day.

Nathen Smith Sentenced To Be Homeless For A Night

Nathen Smith was sentenced to a night as a homeless person after stealing a Salvation Army kettle containing about $250 dollars worth of donations. He was fitted with a GPS device to track his moves for Thursday night's venture of being homeless.

Op-Ed: Paul Tucker Kicked Out of Homeless Shelter After Getting a Job

This story may sound a bit like the Grinch at first. Paul Tucker lives at Good Samaritan Haven. Today though he has to pack his bags and vamoose. He was kicked out because of looking for a job he has been helping out the Salvation Army.

Heating Oil Costs Rise Along With Requests for Financial Help

The cost of heating oil has risen over the past year and this year, as a result, the salvation Army is receiving more calls for financial assistance to help people pay for the oil needed to heat their homes.
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The Salvos store at Yagoona
The Salvos store at Yagoona
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The Salvation Army flagship store on the corner of Princes Highway and Bellevue Road  Tempe  in Sydn...
The Salvation Army flagship store on the corner of Princes Highway and Bellevue Road, Tempe, in Sydney.
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Major Bruce Harmer (L)  a store manager  Michelle Hutchinson (C) and Major Robert Sneller (R)  speak...
Major Bruce Harmer (L), a store manager, Michelle Hutchinson (C) and Major Robert Sneller (R), speaking to the media at the Salvos flagship store in Tempe about the problem of people dumping unusable items and rubbish outside stores.
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Salvation Army Chaplain Major Robert Sneller and store manager Michelle Hutchinson sort through what...
Salvation Army Chaplain Major Robert Sneller and store manager Michelle Hutchinson sort through what are likely to be unusable donations and rubbish that have been dumped at the Salvos flagship store in Tempe.
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Clothes and more clothes  and I did find some brand names in the men s section
Clothes and more clothes, and I did find some brand names in the men's section
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Mayor Bob McCaslin and wife Lana collect toys and clothing for the Salvation Army.  Christmas Parade...
Mayor Bob McCaslin and wife Lana collect toys and clothing for the Salvation Army. Christmas Parade. Bentonville, Ark. Dec. 4, 2010.
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Food donations at the Salvation Army Depot in Virginia Beach  Va
Food donations at the Salvation Army Depot in Virginia Beach, Va
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They ve even got wedding dresses.
They've even got wedding dresses.
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Some of the good things at the Salvos store. Note the mattresses
Some of the good things at the Salvos store. Note the mattresses
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