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November 30, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
There won't be any "bah humbug" at Bakersfield's Valley Plaza Mall this Christmas season. The shopping center banned the traditional Salvation Army kettles and bell ringers last year because the mall doesn't allow any kind of solicitation for funds. That decision created a major controversy in the community. So Valley Plaza decided to let the five major department stores located there decide individually if the Salvation Army can solicit funds in front of their stores this season.
December 1, 1988
The Kiwanis Club of Torrance recently donated $250 to the Salvation Army headquarters in Torrance to benefit the army's Senior Day Care Program. For information about the Kiwanis club, call Richard Gaines at 316-3636.
September 18, 1990 | From Associated Press
The Salvation Army gives its clients "soup, soap and salvation," but the federal government says it isn't enough. --they should get the minimum wage, too. For 110 years, the non-sectarian Christian group, based five miles northwest here in Verona, N.J., has fed, sheltered and offered spiritual counsel to the people it has taken in at its adult rehabilitation centers.
June 14, 1991
The Salvation Army is sponsoring a canned-food drive this month to replenish its supplies. Collection containers have been placed at about 100 Orange County businesses and community organizations which are encouraging employees and the public to make donations. Salvation Army officials said the special food drive was prompted by diminishing supplies and a soaring demand for services in the county. Requests for help in 1991 have increased 50% over last year, spokeswoman Emily Seiler said.
March 4, 1992
The Salvation Army's Southern California Division Tuesday announced it has received a $6.7-million federal grant to build a 99-unit apartment complex for low-income seniors in Hollywood. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the Salvation Army the grant for what will be known as the Hollywood Silvercrest Residence. The grant will cover about 80% of the construction costs, with additional funds to be sought from other government sources, said Lt. Col. David P.
June 26, 1996
The Salvation Army will open one of South County's largest thrift stores today to help raise funds for its Adult Rehabilitation Center in Anaheim. The 10,000-square-foot store will sell furniture, appliances, apparel and household accessories. Proceeds from thrift store donations and sales benefit the counseling and therapy program at the rehabilitation center, which helps alcohol and drug abusers get back on their feet. The Salvation Army Thrift Store is at 2727 Via Cascadita.
Thieves didn't exactly steal Christmas on Tuesday, just a familiar symbol of it. Seven new bell-ringer jackets disappeared from the Salvation Army office in Oxnard within minutes of being delivered to a crowded lobby at 11 a.m. The annual countywide red-kettle drive--which nets more than $130,000 from Ventura County residents and helps about 1,350 families--will begin next week.
October 27, 1994 | JON NALICK
The Salvation Army is seeking businesses to participate in its "Corporate Angel Tree Program," which gathers gifts for needy children during the holiday season, a spokeswoman said. Participating companies receive a supply of paper angels, each imprinted with the name, age, sex and clothing size of a needy child. Employees select children to buy gifts for, then pass the presents along to the Salvation Army a week before Christmas so that they can be delivered by Dec.
December 8, 1994 | JAN STEVENS
The Salvation Army is gathering Christmas cash after ironing out problems with two Ventura stores. Sav-on drugstore halted soliciting last week at its store, and K mart restricted it to the week before Christmas. Both stores attributed their decisions to aggressive fund raising by other groups. But Lt. Rene Beauchamp of the Salvation Army said the stores received calls from customers who wanted to see the familiar red kettles and hear the bells.
September 13, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A Moscow court shut down the Russian capital's chapter of the Salvation Army, to the dismay of the British-based church that runs soup kitchens for the poor. The city charged that the church had failed to re-register on time or prove its continued existence, as required under a law on religious organizations. A source at the church said the Salvation Army would appeal the decision.
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