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2 years 6 months ago

Pueblo emergency shelter to close early

The Pueblo Salvation Army announced this afternoon that its emergency shelter for men will close on February 15 due to lack of funds. The shelter, at 13th and Elizabeth, has typically stayed open from November through March because night temperatures usually drop below freezing. But revenue is down and...

2 years 8 months ago

Police: Homeless issues are still here

Day after day Officers Brett Iverson and M.J. Thompson walk the trails around Colorado Springs. They're part of CSPD's Homeless Outreach Team. On a day like this they're trying to get the city's homeless off the cold streets and in to a shelter. "The last thing we want to find...

2 years 8 months ago

Salvation Army Red Kettle donations

You might notice the Salvation Army Red Kettles that are out side many stores during the holiday season. It's been a tradition since 1891, and it raises money to support needy families and the homeless. You can always make a donation by putting money in the kettles, but...

3 years 6 months ago

Shelters prepare for the cold

For those who need emergency shelter, The Salvation Army opens its warming shelter whenever temperatures drop below 32 degrees. The shelter will accept entry until 10 p.m. when the doors close for a head count. Once the head count is completed the doors open again. That happens around 11...

3 years 7 months ago

Haiti still needy a year after quake

The first anniversary of the Haiti earthquake is being marked not just in that devastated country, but also in the United States. The head of the American Red Cross announced in Washington that the charity will spend $30 million, in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development, to...

3 years 8 months ago

Serving up some Christmas cheer

In Colorado Springs, thousands -- with no where to go -- are turning to the Salvation Army for a holiday meal. "I live alone and have been unemployed," says Sel Bethel, a Christmas diner at the Salvation Army offices on South Weber St. It's not an uncommon story; Bethel...

3 years 8 months ago

Salvation Army hosts toy giveaways in Pueblo

The Salvation of Army of Pueblo is counting its blessings. Last week, they were desperate for toy and clothing donations--worried they wouldn't be able to help the 2,200 local children in need of help this Christmas. But they got so many donations, they're holding a free gift giveaway tomorrow--Dec. 22....

3 years 8 months ago

Salvation Army has toy shortage

The Pueblo Salvation Army has been inundated with requests for toys for needy children this holiday. Last year the Pueblo Salvation Army provided toys for 850 children. This year there are requests for around 2,100 children. So far fewer than half those needs have been met. The Salvation...

4 years 7 months ago

Charities hit by fake checks in Christmas hoax

Somebody mailed fake holiday checks to several South Carolina charities, and now a Salvation Army chapter may have to cut services for the needy. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Wednesday that the Salvation Army received a $25,000 check that appeared to be from an area company. Officials bought...

4 years 8 months ago

Soldiers serve meals to needy on Christmas

The first Christmas they've spent in the Springs in awhile, dozens of Fort Carson soldiers served dinners at the Salvation Army to hundreds of people in need. An all-volunteer group of soldiers from the 4th Infantry Divison prepared about 4500 dinners on post. They were delivered to six spots...

4 years 7 months ago

Soldiers getting holiday meal ready

Another holiday, another meal for the homeless in our area. Fort Carson soldiers are once again working for the community this holiday season. The mission at Fort Carson, prep work. The cooking has a military feel. "Everybody's definitely got their own job," says Spc. Bobby Garrett. "I'm on...

4 years 8 months ago

Ring worth $1,400 slipped into red kettle

Salvation Army officials say it's no mistake that somebody quietly slipped an envelope with two rings into a Salvation Army red kettle. One ring was a piece of costume jewelry. The other? An antique platinum and diamond wedding ring valued at $1,400. Salvation Army Capt. Tom Fenton says the rings...

4 years 8 months ago

Salvation Army helps needy families in Pueblo

Christmas came early for hundreds of needy families in Pueblo. On Thursday, the Salvation Army of Pueblo held its annual toy and food giveaway. Over the past couple of weeks they've been collecting donated gifts for families with children, that can't afford christmas. In all--they received enough clothes, toys and...

4 years 9 months ago

Salvation Army hit hard by recession

Some familiar bells will be ringing next week as the Salvation Army's Kettle drive gets underway for the 2009 holiday season. The recession has hit the El Paso County chapter pretty hard and coordinator Major Don Gilger hopes that shoppers will be extra generous with this year's drive. ...

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