Suspects Pose as Bell Ringers

CORVALLIS, Ore. — If you’re giving money to Salvation Army bell ringers, Corvallis Police are warning you to be careful. That comes after the Safeway store on NE Circle Boulevard in Corvallis recently reported someone posing to be a bell ringer and collecting money. Corvallis police say they believe the crimes are also happening in … Continue reading »

Local Bell Ringer Making A Difference

EUGENE, Ore. — This holiday season wouldn’t be complete without the sounds of bells ringing and red kettles welcoming donations. KEZI 9 News spent some time with a local Salvation Army volunteer who is making a difference. It’s the sounds of the season coupled with a little holiday cheer. Jim Bandy, 71, is one of … Continue reading »

Salvation Army Band Kicks Off Season

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Shoppers got a little musical treat on Friday at the Corvallis and Albany Fred Meyer stores. The Salvation Army had a band playing by the red kettles to kick off the holiday giving season. The trio performed a variety of Christmas songs to not only share holiday spirit, but to also attract … Continue reading »

Springfield Salvation Army Remodeled

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Salvation Army in Springfield is celebrating the finish of a remodeling project. Dozens gathered at the location on Mill Street to see the new additions and renovations. Officials say last year, the Salvation Army in Lane County served over 13,000 people and with new youth group rooms and bigger food pantries … Continue reading »

Winter Storm Hurts Charities

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Last week’s snow storm also had a freezing effect on local charities, and now they are reaching out for help. The bell ringers are out in Corvallis and Albany, but the Salvation Army is down thousands of dollars from where it was last year. The nonprofit relies on its red kettle donations … Continue reading »

Weather Affects Salvation Army Donations

EUGENE, Ore. — The Salvation Army is sending out a plea for help. It says the weather’s setting back donations with both of its big Winter fundraisers, the bell ringers and the Angel Trees. The Salvation Army is hoping to help about 300 families this Christmas and that equals out to about 500 children. It … Continue reading »

Salvation Army Bell Ringers Return

EUGENE, Ore. — The Salvation Army bell ringers are out and about in Eugene, and they’re hoping people are ready to help. They are looking to raise $80,000 this year, from the 24 sites in Eugene. The money is used to buy food and presents for Eugene families. Organizers with the Salvation Army say because … Continue reading »

Grenade Found in Donation Box

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A Roseburg Salvation Army employee made a scary discovery Monday in one of the donations boxes. Roseburg police say a live grenade was found in a box in one of the donations boxes. The Salvation Army thought it was a toy but called police to be sure. Police called the Oregon State … Continue reading »

Salvation Army Passing Out Food, Toys

EUGENE, Ore. — The Salvation Army needs your help to get food and toys to families this holiday season. The organization helps more than 200 families each year, which adds up to nearly 650 children in need of toys. The Salvation Army says its food and toy drive is an annual tradition that brings joy … Continue reading »

Salvation Army Prepares Food Baskets

EUGENE, Ore. — The Salvation Army is getting geared up for its annual Christmas programs that help the needy in our community. The Salvation Army is accepting applications for its Christmas Food Basket Program along with the Angel Tree Program. Its goal is to help nearly 400 families this Christmas. You must bring proof of … Continue reading »