Salvation Army receives two more gold bars in SE Portland donation kettles

Salvation Army receives two more gold bars in SE Portland donation kettles

A person working inside the office space at the old bank at the intersection told police he had been watching a man collect money for the Salvation Army when he saw him put money given to him inside his coat pocket. "It's really been a neat thing".

Major Connie Shaw, of the Ottawa Salvation Army Corps, noted as of Saturday, the agency is 75 percent to its goal of $70,000.

Numerous toys will be distributed Tuesday morning as families taking part in the "Angel Tree" outreach pick up toys, so their children will have gifts under the tree Christmas Day. The captain says there are 231 forgotten angels - gifts that haven't been returned.

Here at 7News we're happy to help make that impact last through our Share to Give campaign. Donations are down 10% from past year so far.

A red Corolla was modified to play the role of "Santa's sleigh" and it was filled with toys, then team members brought in hundreds more.

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As of December 13, the kettles have raised a total of $473,620. Eddie Vincent, divisional commander of the Salvation Army.

"The Red Kettle is a big fundraiser that supports all of the programs that the Salvation Army offers - from clothing to housing to meals", Botkin said.

Students have been participating in this drive for five years, and in that time frame, more than 7,000 toys have been donated.

The woman said since she got her ring back, she has not taken it off.

Hickman is holding out hope that despite the challenges that come with the winter weather that the community will rally around The Salvation Army and help lift it over it's fundraising target.

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