Toys for children of needy families were arranged by age and gender on tables set up in the gymnasium at Salvation Army headquarters in Wynnefield.
Charities have serious concerns that they won’t have enough to make sure all families have the Christmas they deserve.
Mayor Nutter was more than happy to host the announcement as local Wells Fargo officials presented a check for $1.35 million, to be divvied up by six local nonprofits.
The Salvation Army kicked off its annual red kettle campaign on Tuesday at the Gallery at Market East.
Salvation Army major Charles Deitrick says the fault lies squarely with the owner of the adjacent building and the demolition company hired to tear it down.
The Salvation Army will become the latest defendant in litigation over a deadly Philadelphia building collapse.
The fourteen seniors gathered in the basement of the community center for the finale barbecue, and card games.
Two contractors involved in a downtown Philadelphia building collapse hurled blame at each other Tuesday, through lawyers who broke their clients’ weeklong silence about the disaster that killed six.
Kenneth Edelin notes that contractor Griffin Campbell was on site when the 40-foot wall collapsed onto the Salvation Army Thrift Store, killing six people and injuring more than a dozen others.
“It’s such an unexpected tragedy to these families,” says Philly DoGooder co-founder David Gloss, who says the effort was launched on Thursday and is catching on like wildfire through social media.
“Inside the bathroom of the Salvation Army was a huge crack in the walls and she was, like, ‘Oh my God, you can look out of the crack and see the outside.’ “
Following Wednesday’s deadly building collapse in Center City, the Salvation Army has released a statement expressing its condolences.
One person was killed and at least 13 people were injured following a building collapse in Center City Philadelphia.
Camden is getting some big-league help to build two baseball fields for kids in the Cramer hill section.
This is National Volunteer Week, and here in Philadelphia the importance of ordinary people who respond to emergencies took on special meaning in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings just one week ago.