The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary to Host 19th Annual Fundraiser to Benefit Homeless and At-Risk Families in Hillsborough
County

Event will feature the
latest fashions and a diverse silent
auction.

        TAMPA, Fla. (April 4, 2012)
–   The Salvation Army Tampa Women’s Auxiliary will
host its 19th Annual Fashion Show Luncheon & Silent Auction
on Monday, April 16, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the DoubleTree
Hotel in Tampa. Funds raised will support The Salvation Army’s programs
serving homeless, hungry and at-risk families in Hillsborough County. 

Current fashions from Ann Taylor (International Plaza), Cache
(WestShore Plaza), Clothes Friends Boutique, and Salvation Army Family
Stores will be modeled by Auxiliary members and other local professional
women. Models will be escorted to the runway by U.S. Army Private James
Kropp, the son of a local Salvation Army employee.

The silent auction will offer a variety of items from gift baskets
and jewelry to spa treatments and vacation destinations. Some items
available for bid include:

  • Aday cruise for eight aboard a55-foot motoryacht (docked in Tampa Bay)
  • 7 nights in a deluxe cabin in the mountains of Murphy, North Carolina
  • A Kindle Fire (with case) and Amazon gift card
  • Golf for four at Saddlebrook Resort
  • An authentic African safari basket
  • Family four-packs of tickets to Disney World®, SeaWorld® and Busch
    Gardens®
  • A Zoom! 2 Teeth Whitening Treatment
  • A Botox® treatment valued at $700

 “Our goal is to raise at least $30,000 to support The
Salvation Army’s local programs serving homeless and at-risk families,” said
Linda Barker, Women’s Auxiliary president. “In recent years, The Salvation
Army has experienced increased demand for their services as donations have
declined. The funds we raise will help meet the extraordinary need
that exists in our community.”

 Table sponsorships begin at $550. Patron tickets are $100.00;
individual tickets are $55.00. For more information, please contact
Christi Snyder at christine_snyder@uss.salvat
ionarmy.org
or (813) 549-5285, ext. 412.

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 Media contacts: 

Moira Hinson, Director of Development, 813.224.9119 or moira_hinson@uss.salvationar
my. org

Linda Zipkin, Coordinator of Community Relations, 813.224.9207 or linda_zipkin@uss.salvationarmy.
org

B.J. Wegman, Event Co-Chair, Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary,
813.677.2286

 

Japanese Salvation Army Emergency Relief Teams Swing into Action

 JapanThe
Salvation Army in Japan has three emergency service relief teams operating in
areas devastated by the earthquake and tsunami that hit the north-east coast of
the country last week. One of the teams is assisting people who have been
evacuated from areas where there is potential danger because of damage to
nuclear power generation stations.

 At this time there are no reports of any loss of
Salvation Army personnel or damage to corps buildings.

Immediately following the earthquake and tsunami an assessment team was sent
from Tokyo to Sendai (the city nearest the center of the earthquake). It took
the team 20 hours to travel a journey that usually is accomplished in six
hours.

Road and rail systems have been severely affected. There is a shortage of
gasoline, with many gas stations closed and lines up to three kilometers long
at stations that are open.

The disaster has affected a 2,000 kilometer north-south stretch of Japan.
Official reports now state that more than 10,000 people are dead or missing.

Arrangements are being made for emergency service personnel from The
Salvation Army International Headquarters (IHQ) to go to Japan to assist with
the Army’s relief effort.

A number of Salvation Army territories have informed IHQ of financial and
prayer support for the Army’s relief effort in Japan. The Salvation Army in
South Korea has set aside the next four weeks specifically for prayer and
fundraising for Japan.

There are four ways people can contribute money to The Salvation
Army’s disaster relief efforts in Japan:

 –         
; ; ;  Text the words “Japan” or “Quake” to 80888 to make a $10
donation.

–           By phone:
1-800-SAL-ARMY

–           On-line at:
www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.

–           By mail: Send your
check, marked “Japan earthquake relief” to

 

The Salvation Army World Service Office, International Relief Fund, PO Box
630728, Baltimore, MD 21263-0728

 Author: International News

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  About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church
established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without
discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans
receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array
of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for
disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill,
clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged
children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in
5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

TAMPA, Fla. – As gas prices rise and the job market sputters, thousands of local families are unable to put food on the table. During the past three years, The Salvation Army has experienced a significant increase in requests for food and emergency assistance as donations continue to drop.

To help combat these challenges, Tampa-based Craft Equipment Company will match all monetary gifts made to The Salvation Army’s Tampa Food Pantry during the months of March and April 2011, up to a total of $25,000.

“Jobs are still hard to find, and more and more people are struggling to make ends meet. The Salvation Army works around the clock to provide a safe place for these men, women and children to stay – and food for them to eat – while they work to regain their independence,” said Don Mays, president of Craft Equipment and member of the Tampa Salvation Army Advisory Board.

The Salvation Army is one of the largest providers of services to the homeless in Hillsborough County, and the organization is seeking donations to help house, feed and provide assistance to the growing number of homeless men, women and children.

“For years, I have seen first-hand the work done by The Salvation Army to meet the needs of the hungry and homeless, and, in my opinion, no organization is more committed to alleviating these struggles in our community,” added Mays. “We hope this matching gift will inspire others in the community to help these families through The Salvation Army.”

To participate, send a check or money order to: The Salvation Army “Food Pantry Match,” P.O. Box 2839, Tampa, FL 33601, or email Moira Hinson, director of development & community relations, at moira.hinson@uss.salvationarmy.org. All donations are tax deductible. To qualify for the match, gifts should be mailed no later than April 30.

“We are facing one of the toughest years yet, and this gift by Craft Equipment, and those it inspires, will help us serve the growing number of homeless families in Hillsborough County,” said Major Dan Heard, Tampa Area Commander. “It would be impossible for us to operate our food pantry and housing programs without the support of our community. Every day, our donors enable us to provide shelter and food to more than 200 homeless men, women and children.”

Established in 1971, Craft Equipment has evolved into the leader of the Material Handling and Waste Reduction Industries in the Southeast.  For 40 years, Craft Equipment’s commitment to customer service and “whatever it takes” attitude has meant reliable installation, service and repair results for the region’s largest retailers, general contractors, municipalities and manufacturers. Their 24/7 Service response, combined with factory certified technicians and fully equipped service vehicles, allows them to meet their customers’ needs.

Since 1893, The Salvation Army Tampa Area Command has provided food, shelter, long-term transitional housing programs, counseling and emergency assistance to those in need. Programs are designed to help struggling men, women and children overcome challenges to regain their self-sufficiency. The Salvation Army actively provides social service and spiritual assistance to the needy in 123 countries, and has been recognized as one of the world’s most efficient charities by Forbes Magazine, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and Booz Allen Hamilton consulting firm, among others.

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Angel Tree Logo

Make Christmas Brighter for a Child In Need Through

The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program

You can be an angel for a child living in poverty this holiday season
by participating in The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. Thousands of Tampa
area angels just like you are needed to “adopt” needy children by purchasing
new toys, gifts and clothing for them.

How you can be an angel:

– Host an Angel Tree
decorated with angel tag ornaments representing needy children. You tell us how
many needy children you’d like to “adopt” for Christmas, and we will provide
you with paper angels including each child’s first name, age, clothing &
shoe sizes, favorite color and gift ideas. Angel tags will be
available in late October.

 – Host a collection
drive for new toys and gifts for children ages 0-15

 – Donate funds to
help The Salvation Army purchase gifts for Forgotten Angels.

 – Volunteer at our
Holiday Toyshop to help prepare gifts for distribution to Angel Tree
Families

Volunteer at the Angel Tree Holiday
Toyshop

Throughout the month of
December, The Salvation Army needs hundreds of volunteers on weekdays,
weeknights and Saturdays to organize Angel Tree gifts and prepare the Holiday
Toyshop. We also need volunteers each day to help distribute gifts to needy
families at our Holiday Toyshop, located at University Mall.

Large groups of volunteers
are needed to:

Prepare Gifts for Distribution

  • Saturday, Dec. 3 – 9 a.m. to Noon and 1-6 p.m. (10 volunteers are needed
    throughout the day)
  • Saturday, Dec. 10 – 9 a.m. to Noon and 1-6 p.m. (25 volunteers are needed
    throughout the day)
  • Dec. 5-9 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (10 volunteers are needed throughout the
    day)
  • Dec. 12-16 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (25 volunteers are needed throughout the
    day)

 Distribute Gifts to Needy Families

  • Saturday, Dec. 17 – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (100 volunteers needed all day)

To make arrangements for
your family, business, service club or group to volunteer at The Salvation
Army’s Holiday Toyshop, please contact:

Moira Hinson, Director of
Development, moira_hinson@uss.salvationarmy.
org
or Phone: 224-9119

Linda Zipkin, Community
Relations Coord., linda_zipkin@uss.salvationarmy.
org
or Phone: 224-9207

To order a supply
of angels:

Paper Angels are available
starting in November. Call or email us to learn more about the Angel Tree
program, and help make Christmas special for needy children. You can also pick
a paper angel from the ABC Action News Angel Tree, located in
the ABC Action News lobby at 4045 N. Himes Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607, on weekdays
from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. You can call ABC Action News at 813-354-2828.

Cheryl DeVars, cheryl_devars@uss.salvationarm
y.org
 or

 

 

Japanese Salvation Army Emergency Relief Teams Swing into Action

 JapanThe
Salvation Army in Japan has three emergency service relief teams operating in
areas devastated by the earthquake and tsunami that hit the north-east coast of
the country last week. One of the teams is assisting people who have been
evacuated from areas where there is potential danger because of damage to
nuclear power generation stations.

At this time there are no reports of any loss of Salvation Army personnel or
damage to corps buildings.

Immediately following the earthquake and tsunami an assessment team was sent
from Tokyo to Sendai (the city nearest the center of the earthquake). It took
the team 20 hours to travel a journey that usually is accomplished in six
hours.

Road and rail systems have been severely affected. There is a shortage of
gasoline, with many gas stations closed and lines up to three kilometers long
at stations that are open.

The disaster has affected a 2,000 kilometer north-south stretch of Japan.
Official reports now state that more than 10,000 people are dead or missing.

Arrangements are being made for emergency service personnel from The
Salvation Army International Headquarters (IHQ) to go to Japan to assist with
the Army’s relief effort.

A number of Salvation Army territories have informed IHQ of financial and
prayer support for the Army’s relief effort in Japan. The Salvation Army in
South Korea has set aside the next four weeks specifically for prayer and
fundraising for Japan.

 There are four ways people can contribute money to The
Salvation Army’s disaster relief efforts in Japan:

 –         
;  Text the words “Japan” or “Quake” to 80888 to make a $10 donation.

–           By phone:
1-800-SAL-ARMY

–           On-line at:
www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.

By mail: Send your check, marked “Japan earthquake relief” to

The Salvation Army World Service Office, International Relief Fund, PO Box
630728, Baltimore, MD 21263-0728

 

 Author: International News

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About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church
established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without
discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans
receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array
of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for
disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill,
clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged
children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in
5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

HELP THE SALVATION ARMY STRETCH ITS DOLLARS
FURTHER

BY HOSTING A DRIVE!

Your group can help The Salvation Army stretch its dollars further to help
those in need by hosting a drive for any of the following items!

  • Toiletries for Men, Women & Children (shampoo, soap, diapers, razors,
    shaving cream, etc.)
  • Cleaning Products, Laundry Detergent
  • Canned & Non-perishable Foods
  • Paper Products (toilet paper, paper towels, napkins)
  • New Commercial/Industrial Washers & Dryers
  • Monetary Donations to Provide Emergency Assistance to Families in Need
  • Super Market and Retailer Gift Cards
  • New Towels, Sheets, New Pillows, Comforters for the nearly 200 homeless
    men, women and children who reside with us each night
  • Landscaping Materials & Services (plants, soil, lawn equipment,
    efficient watering systems)
  • Building Materials & Services (drywall, screws, primer, paint, repair
    tools, etc.)

If there are materials or skills that you would like to donate to help The
Salvation Army, please contact Moira Hinson at 813-224-9119 or moira_hinson@uss.salvationarmy.
org
.

Thank you!

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The Weather Channel Teams Up with Aaron
Neville and The Salvation Army for Debut of its New Holiday CD and Single
“Holiday Party” CD 

A Weather Channel-exclusive Aaron Neville Single Benefits The Salvation Army

ATLANTA (Nov. 5, 2009) – The Weather Channel® (TWC), in
partnership with singing legend Aaron Neville and The Salvation Army, announces
the release of “Holiday Party,” a holiday music compilation album.  The CD
features the single “Please Don’t Forget” by Aaron Neville, and a portion of
the proceeds from the single and the CD, both available by download from
theweatherchannelmusic.com, will be donated to The Salvation Army’s Annual Red
Kettle Christmas Campaign.

“We are very excited to expand The Weather Channel music
collection with the release of our new holiday album, ‘Holiday Party,'”
said Robyn Coward, director of licensing and merchandising for The Weather
Channel. “The timing of this campaign aligns perfectly with the holiday season
and the recent launch of theweatherchannelmusic.com.”

“Holiday Party” features a mix of upbeat and festive music. Along with
classic holiday songs, the CD offers the all-new single “Please Don’t Forget”
by Grammy Award-winner Aaron Neville.  A song about true joy and peace
received from helping others, “Please Don’t Forget” follows in the tradition of
the “original” Salvation Army Christmas song “Silver Bells,” which also is
performed by a Salvation Army brass band on the CD.  “Silver Bells,”
inspired by the iconic Salvation Army bell ringer, was originally recorded by
Bing Crosby in 1950.

Neville also lends his voice to the holiday classics “White Christmas”
and “Go Tell It On The Mountain” from his album “Christmas Prayer.”
“Holiday Party” features other well known artists such as Ray Charles, The
Beach Boys, Amy Grant, The Salvation Army Ensemble, One Approved, Matt Belsante
and Blessing.  Classic holiday songs include “All I Want For Christmas,”
“Little Drummer Boy,” the Charlie Brown Christmas Theme and others.

“One of the sounds I love about the holiday season is the ‘ring
ring’ of Salvation Army bells at Red Kettles. It brings hope, happiness and
awareness to so many around the U.S.  It’s such an honor to partner with
The Salvation Army and The Weather Channel on this holiday collection and new
song. ‘Please Don’t Forget’ is just a reminder to reach out a hand to our
brothers and sisters who may need a little extra help this holiday season and
every season for generations to come,” said Aaron Neville.

Aaron Neville will appear for the special premiere performance of “Please
Don’t Forget” Friday, Nov. 20 on Wake Up with Al, The Weather Channel morning
show hosted by Al Roker and Stephanie Abrams.  The Weather Channel, Aaron
Neville and The Salvation Army also have joined forces to promote the single
and the CD.  TWC will support the effort from weather.com as well as on
air. The single “Please Don’t Forget” – available exclusively on the “Holiday
Party” CD – and the full CD will both be available for purchase and download
from theweatherchannelmusic.com.  “Holiday Party” will be distributed to
the retail market via EMICMG Distribution, a subsidiary of EMI Music.  The
CD will be available at major retailers such as Wal-Mart.

“The Salvation Army has a strong musical tradition so this partnership is
a natural fit,” said Major George Hood, national community relations and
development secretary for The Salvation Army.  “This is an excellent way
for people to help their neighbors in need by supporting the Red Kettle
Campaign while enjoying some great music in the process.”

The release of “Holiday Party” follows past CD release successes from
The Weather Channel.  In December 2007, TWC’s debut album “The Weather
Channel Presents…Smooth Jazz” hit number one on Billboard’s current
contemporary jazz charts and became a top-20 seller on Amazon.com.  In
spring 2008, a second “Smooth Jazz II” compilation was on Amazon.com’s Top-40
list for several weeks. Both CDs are available at www.weather.com/store, Best
Buy and Amazon.com.

About The Weather Channel Companies
The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC) is made up of The Weather Channel Network
(TWCN), The Weather Channel Interactive (TWCi), and Weather Services
International (WSI).  The Weather Channel® is based in Atlanta and is
seen in more than 99 million U.S. households.  TWCN also operates
Weatherscan, a 24-hour all-local weather network; The Weather Channel Radio
Network; and The Weather Channel HD.  TWCi, which includes the
weather.com® site, The Weather Channel Desktop and The Weather Channel
Mobile, reaches more than 40 million unique users online each month and is the
most popular source of online weather, news and information according to
Nielsen//NetRatings.  WSI, headquartered in Andover, MA, primarily
provides business-to-business weather services, particularly for the media,
aviation, marine and energy sectors. TWCC is owned by a consortium made up of
NBC Universal and the private equity firms The Blackstone Group and Bain
Capital. For more information, visit www.weather.com/press.

About Aaron Neville Aaron was the first Neville to
burn his way up the national charts when “Tell It Like It Is” hit number one in
1966. The Neville Brothers, with Aaron as one of the lead vocalists, went on to
record a series of memorable albums, including Yellow Moon (for which Aaron
wrote the title track). Aaron’s solo career hit another high in the Nineties
when Linda Rondstadt and George Massenburg  produced Warm Your Heart. He
won two Grammies for his duets with Linda Ronstadt on “Don’t Know Much” and
“All My Life,” both Top Ten hits. In 1994, he won Best Country and Western
Vocal Collaboration with Trisha Yearwood for “I Fall to Pieces.” In this same
period, he also won Best Male Singer two years running in the Rolling Stone
critics’ poll. After five decades of consistent hit-making, Aaron Neville has,
in the words of one Rolling Stone writer, “reached a highpoint in a career
marked by artistic superlatives. Bring It On Home – The Soul Classics is an
album for the ages and Neville’s most remarkable work to date.” Aaron continues
to record new music and tour internationally with both The Neville Brothers and
with his Quintet featuring Charles Neville.  For more information, go to
www.aaronneville.com.

 The Salvation Army of Hillsborough
to Host Yard Sale
to Benefit World Missions
Programs

 Table space is still available for
rent.

WHAT/WHO:        &am
p;nb sp;

The public is invited to attend The Salvation Army World Missions Community
Yard Sale on Saturday, October 31, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at The
Salvation Army’s Community Worship Center in Tampa.

Local partners will gather to display and sell their items. Lunch and
baked items, such as cookies, pies, cakes and brownies also will be
available for purchase.

Individuals are invited to reserve spaces to sell their items – an 8×10′
space along with a table is provided for a donation of $20.

The World Missions Yard Sale is a fundraiser hosted by The Salvation Army’s Women’s Ministry group to support
a variety of world service projects, including a children’s home in Mexico.

 WHEN:     &a
mp;n bsp;       Saturday, October 31,
2009

 WHERE:        
   1100 W. Sligh Ave.  (Across from Lowry Park Zoo)

             
; ;           Tampa, FL
33604       

CONTACT:        &
;nbs p;Priscilla Cruz, 813-549-5285

 

 

Donations Made to The Salvation Army of Tampa

Will be Matched by Amscot Financial

           (Tampa,
Fla.) – The Salvation Army seeks donations to help feed, house and provide
emergency assistance to needy families throughout Hillsborough County this
summer. The first $10,000 in donations made to The Salvation Army Tampa Area
Command and marked “Summer Match” will be matched by Tampa-based Amscot
Financial.

“These challenging economic times are making it
more difficult for hardworking families to make ends meet. Unfortunately, we
are not immune to the effects of the economy, and our supplies and reserves are
already running low as we enter the lean summer months,” said Steve Vick,
director of operations for The Salvation Army.

Summertime can be particularly difficult for
low-income families, whose food budgets are already stretched to the breaking
point, when children aren’t receiving free school lunches. Seniors on fixed
incomes and seasonal visitors also struggle during the summer months, swelling
the ranks of those who need food, clothing, shelter and other types of
emergency support in order to avoid homelessness.

“We are doing everything we can to prevent
homelessness in Hillsborough County, and this gift from our friends at Amscot
Financial will make a big difference. We thank them for recognizing the
tremendous need that exists and for encouraging others in the community to
help,” added Vick. “We hope others will take advantage of this unusual
opportunity to have their gifts matched.”

To make a donation to The Salvation Army, send a
check or money order in an envelope addressed to: The Salvation Army “Summer
Match,” P.O. Box 2839, Tampa, FL 33601, or call Moira Hinson at 813-226-0055,
ext. 260. All donations are tax deductible.

Since 1893, The Salvation Army Tampa Area Command
has provided food, shelter, long-term transitional housing programs and
counseling to those in need. Programs are designed to help struggling men,
women and children overcome challenges to regain their self-sufficiency. The
Salvation Army actively provides social service and spiritual assistance to the
needy in 119 countries, and has been recognized as one of the world’s most
efficient charities by Forbes Magazine, The Chronicle of
Philanthropy
and Booz Allen Hamilton consulting firm, among others.

THE SALVATION ARMY OF TAMPA
NEEDS SUPERMARKET GIFT CARDS TO FEED HUNGRY FAMILIES THIS HOLIDAY
SEASON

(Tampa, Fla.) – This holiday season, The Salvation Army Tampa Area Command
will provide Christmas gifts and food boxes to the families of more than 6,000
needy children. The Salvation Army is requesting the community’s help in
donating supermarket gift cards in amounts of at least $10 that will
be distributed to hungry families. 

Members of the community can drop off supermarket gift cards at The
Salvation Army Tampa headquarters, located at 1603 N. Florida Avenue, between
the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. throughout the months of November and
December. 

Gift cards or checks can be mailed to: The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 2839,
Tampa, FL 33601, Attention: Development Department.

As the number of disadvantaged families continues to rise in Hillsborough
County, the need for compassionate support from the public becomes even more
essential. The Salvation Army is struggling to provide for their needs.

“We are humbled by the generosity of friends in our community who continue
to step forward with faithful support for families and individuals in need,”
said Major Ronnie L. Raymer, Tampa Area Commander. “Unfortunately, the
number of people in need continues to increase. We want to be there for the
families with children who have lost their jobs and are struggling to make ends
meet because of the strained economy.”

The Salvation Army believes the community will once again pull together and
lend a helping hand to those who need it most. “We’ve been doing this work for
over 100 years here in Tampa, and we have no intention of durning away any
deserving neighbor,” added Major Raymer.

For more information about The Salvation Army’s programs, please visit www.salvationarmytampa.org or
call 813-226-0055, ext. 260 or 210.

Since 1893, The Salvation Army Tampa Area Command
has provided food, shelter, long-term transitional housing programs and
counseling to those in need. Programs are designed to help struggling men,
women and children overcome challenges to regain their self-sufficiency. The
Salvation Army actively provides social service and spiritual assistance to the
needy in 117 countries, and has been recognized as one of the world’s most
efficient charities by Forbes Magazine and The Chronicle of
Philanthropy.

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