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(Maj. Hester Dixon helps a client select appropriate toys for a child at the Salvation Army giveaway in Wynnefield.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Salvation Army Toy Giveaway in West Phila. Makes Children’s Christmases Brighter

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.

12/24/2013

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Some Charities Say Donations Are Down This Holiday Season

Charities have serious concerns that they won’t have enough to make sure all families have the Christmas they deserve.

12/19/2013

(Mayor Nutter and Wells Fargo bank officials pose with some of the recipients of Wells Fargo's charitable donation.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Six Area Nonprofits Will Benefit From Big Wells Fargo Donation

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.

12/17/2013

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Salvation Army’s Red Kettles Return For The Holidays

The Salvation Army kicked off its annual red kettle campaign on Tuesday at the Gallery at Market East.

11/12/2013

(The demolition site at 2136 Market Street, taken by a concerned passerby the day before the deadly collapse.  The Salvation Army thrift store, in which six people were killed, is at far right.  Photo by Laura Mierson.)

Salvation Army Says It Wasn’t At Fault In Deadly Building Collapse

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.

08/16/2013

(Robert Mongeluzzi announces he is adding the Salvation Army as a defendant in the center city building collapse civil case.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Salvation Army To Be Named In Center City Collapse Lawsuits

The Salvation Army will become the latest defendant in litigation over a deadly Philadelphia building collapse.

08/15/2013

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In Roxborough, Summer ‘Day Camp’ For Older Residents Wraps Up

The fourteen seniors gathered in the basement of the community center for the finale barbecue, and card games.

08/02/2013

(The scene of the building collapse on June 5th that killed six people and injured 13.  File photo)

Contractors Defend Their Actions In Building Collapse

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.

06/11/2013

(Kenneth Edelin is the attorney for Griffin Campbell, the demolition contractor at 2136 Market Street in Philadelphia.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Attorney For Demolition Contractor Says Deadly Collapse Was Not His Client’s Fault

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.

06/11/2013

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Online Fundraising For Victims of Building Collapse Gets Rolling

“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.

06/07/2013

(The Salvation Army store at 22nd and Market Streets was nearly flattened when an adjacent building fell on it. Photo by Rich Edwards)

Demolition Worried Salvation Army Store Employee Even Before Building Fell

“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.’ “

06/06/2013

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Salvation Army Releases Statement On Center City Building Collapse

Following Wednesday’s deadly building collapse in Center City, the Salvation Army has released a statement expressing its condolences.

06/06/2013

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6 Dead, 14 Rescued In Center City Building Collapse

One person was killed and at least 13 people were injured following a building collapse in Center City Philadelphia.

06/05/2013

(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Construction Underway On 2 Little League Baseball Fields In Camden County

Camden is getting some big-league help to build two baseball fields for kids in the Cramer hill section.

04/27/2013

Salvation Army Lt. Col. Donald Lance speaks during City Hall ceremony honoring his organization.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

City of Philadelphia Honors Those Who Step Up During Emergencies

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.

04/22/2013

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