Each holiday season, The Salvation Army undertakes its most prominent fundraiser when men and women set up with red kettles outside of businesses and ring bells for donations.
Gulfport police say a Salvation Army bell ringer who reported a man ran off with her kettle of cash just as she was finishing her shift has been arrested for lying about the incident.
A man robbed a Salvation Army bell ringer and ran off with her kettle full of cash just as she was finishing her shift.
The altar was draped in burlap and the wedding cake was decorated with burlap roses as Angel White married Charles Morris on Saturday, giving thanks to an anonymous woman who put their wedding rings into a Salvation Army kettle back in November.
Salvation Army bell-ringers in Biloxi collected two golden rings.
The diamond engagement and wedding rings were wrapped in a two-page letter asking that they go to a Christian couple who cannot afford a diamond and are making a lifetime commitment.
The local chapter of the Salvation Army received an abundance of gifts for children for the holidays but is still in dire need of financial donations. Major Eric Roberts, executive director of the local chapter, said the organization received more toy donations this year than they did last year, but they are behind in red kettle donations.
For Columbus residents that are in the spirit of giving this holiday season, there are still several opportunities to donate to those in need.
James Merrigan’s wife told him to find something to do with his time.
So the retired Air Force veteran left his Old Aberdeen Road home in Columbus and showed back up a little while later. When he did, his wife, Vicki, asked what he had found.
“Well,” he said, “it’s seasonal.”
That was 13 years ago. He’s been doing the thing he found ever since.
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Major Eric Roberts has dedicated his life to helping those in a time of need. Friday, the Salvation Army director will go to Oklahoma to help assist victims of last month’s deadly tornado.