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By Joyce Rudolph | January 30, 2013
The Salvation Army provided holiday cheer for hundreds of low-income families. The Adopt a Family project provided gifts for 64 families and 176 children, which the board of directors estimated was a value of $18,400. The Angel Tree collected gifts for 104 families and 228 kids, at an estimated value of $5,700. Toys for Joy helped 242 families, and 475 kids, and the estimated value is $9,500. The Adopt a Senior project served 50 individuals, with a total of $1,000 in gifts. About 115 gifts went to individuals in rest homes.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2011
The Salvation Army of Glendale offers child care for children of homeless families who are ages 5 to 16 at 320 W. Windsor Road, Glendale. Child care is offered from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday during the school year. Pick-up is provided for eligible students within Glendale Unified Schools. Call Youth Director Julyne Sales at (818) 246-5586, Ext. 141.
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October 25, 2012
Dozens of Aramark Corp. employees on Thursday worked over the Salvation Army Glendale's food pantry facility and created a new physical fitness area for youth and adults, organizers said. Aramark created a doorway pass-through at the food pantry to allow for faster food delivery, and the new gym area at the Windsor Road location as part of the company's long-running relationship with the Salvation Army of Southern California. Last year, Aramark created an area at the Santa Ana Salvation Army facility to enhance job- and career-readiness programs there, according to the company.
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November 16, 2012
The familiar bells began ringing outside local businesses on Friday as the Salvation Army in Glendale launched its annual holiday fundraising campaign to help the needy, but this year's effort could prove more challenging because due to the loss of some store locations. The Albertson's market on South Central Avenue, which closed last month, was a regular spot for bell ringers for several years, said Capt. Rio Ray, who heads up the local chapter of the Salvation Army. There will be 15 red kettles out in the field this year, he added.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | September 9, 2010
Dozens of people lined up outside a San Fernando Road building Thursday morning as a familiar face returned to the Glendale retail scene. The Salvation Army opened a new thrift store in south Glendale, about two years after closing a Brand Boulevard shop. The new store breathes life into a site abandoned by Smart & Final warehouse stores when that chain opened a store on Glenoaks Boulevard. Opening day brought Glendale Chamber of Commerce ambassadors, shoppers and treasure hunters to the Salvation Army at 6850 San Fernando Road.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | February 12, 2014
There is no better way to show love this Valentine's Day than to give the gift of food. That's the sentiment the Salvation Army of Glendale is hoping to spread this weekend with the “Love Food Drive.” The nonprofit service provider saw a 20% decline from 2012 to 2013 in food donations, which help feed 700 local residents who include working families in need of meal assistance. The decline has led to a significant shortage in food supplies that would generally keep the Salvation Army's pantry stocked.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | July 31, 2012
Generosity and cooperation teamed up to help needy kids buy new clothes, shoes and supplies in Glendale Tuesday morning. The sales spree was a result of a partnership between Target and the Salvation Army in which the national retailer provides $1 million in gift cards to 12,000 children. Volunteers took the children shopping to help them obtain what they needed. Each participant was given an $80 gift card to spend in one hour at the Glendale Galleria. On Tuesday, 31 kids, aged 5 to 16, shopped with firefighters and members of Kiwanis, Rotary and L'Oreal clubs.
NEWS
December 20, 2000
Alex Coolman TROPICO -- About 700 Glendale families will get a little holiday cheer today as the Salvation Army distributes food and gifts donated by members of the community. The group gathered the donations through its "angel tree" program, which saw a Christmas tree at the Galleria decorated with dozens of paper angels. Each angel represented a request from a needy Glendale family, said Maj. Floyd Bacon of the Salvation Army. Residents donated to families by picking the decorations from the tree and buying goods requested on a form included with each angel.
NEWS
December 28, 1999
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- You would think fighting a 524-acre brush fire was enough of a Christmas present for local residents. Members of the Glendale Firemans' Club plan to make a $1,700 donation to the Salvation Army, Glendale Corps later this week, said Glendale Fire Capt. John Wray Monday. The plan was to do so on Christmas Day but the donation was postponed because of the San Rafael Hills fire, he said. The club makes an annual donation of about $500 to the Salvation Army, but this year's check is bigger because the group's membership has increased, Wray said.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | February 12, 2014
There is no better way to show love this Valentine's Day than to give the gift of food. That's the sentiment the Salvation Army of Glendale is hoping to spread this weekend with the “Love Food Drive.” The nonprofit service provider saw a 20% decline from 2012 to 2013 in food donations, which help feed 700 local residents who include working families in need of meal assistance. The decline has led to a significant shortage in food supplies that would generally keep the Salvation Army's pantry stocked.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | December 19, 2013
The Salvation Army's Glendale Corps expected to serve 500 families on Thursday during its annual event in which parents had the opportunity to shop for their children's Christmas toys. Over the past six weeks, the Salvation Army has collected toy donations for boys, girls and teens from local businesses, churches, donors or nonprofits. But Jessica Sneed, co-leader of the local Salvation Army, found a 150% increase in applications this year compared to last year from families looking for extra help with toy donations during the holidays.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | November 29, 2013
Roughly 500 pounds of turkey were cooked and carved Thursday for the annual Glendale Salvation Army Thanksgiving dinner. Nearly 300 people showed up for the free meal, which included 24 turkeys, mashed potatoes, green beans and cranberry sauce. PHOTOS: Glendale Salvation Army serves Thanksgiving meal “These are people that have nowhere else to go, whether they are homeless or lonely,” said Rick White, the agency's director of social services and volunteer coordinator.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | November 22, 2013
This holiday season, the Glendale Salvation Army aims to raise $120,000 through its annual red kettle campaign, $24,000 more than the nonprofit netted last year during the holiday fundraiser. The Salvation Army kicked off the annual tradition on Friday morning with a breakfast at its Windsor Road facility attended by about 200 people who were served waffles and quiche by the likes of Glendale Fire Chief Harold Scoggins, Police Chief Ron De Pompa and Planning Commissioner Greg Astorian.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | August 12, 2013
Not only do Jessica Sneed and her husband have new jobs as the executive directors of the Salvation Army in Glendale, but they also have a new baby. Just two months before the duo took over for Rio and Rachel Ray, who transferred from their Glendale posts to take charge of Salvation Army youth camps in Alaska, Sneed gave birth to a baby boy. But Sneed didn't mind the shortened maternity leave. “It's my third time, I should have it down by now,” said the 31-year-old, who was excited to take the reins at the Glendale Salvation Army.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | June 14, 2013
For Rio and Rachel Ray, captains of the Salvation Army of Glendale, leaving the city will be like leaving family behind. The two have been promoted to divisional youth secretaries in Anchorage, Alaska, where instead of running Glendale's Salvation Army shelters and food pantry, they will be in charge of camps and other youth programs. About 100 people attended their send-off Thursday evening at the Salvation Army's office in Glendale. “I've made so many friends here,” Rio Ray said.
NEWS
April 8, 2013
Glendale firefighters successfully defended their basketball championship title on Sunday, outscoring police 58-33. A three-point shot from the Glendale Fire Department at the buzzer ended the third annual Hoop Heroes Basketball Championship Game at Glendale High School, officials said. PHOTOS: Glendale Fire vs. Police charity basketball game The event also raised more than $5,000 for the Salvation Army's Zone Academy, according to event chairman Rick Dinger. The after-school program provides tutoring and improves literacy for students ages 8 to 14. More than 200 pounds of canned goods were also donated to the Salvation Army during the basketball game.
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By Joyce Rudolph | March 19, 2013
The Hoop Heroes Basketball Championship Game has played a major part in helping youngsters in the Salvation Army's Zone Academy improve their literacy. This annual event raises funds for the academy, which provides homework tutoring for youths ages 8 to 13. Included in the program is a Diagnostic Online Reading Assessment component that helps youngsters work on improving their literacy. The program was so successful during the first quarter of 2011 that 70% of the youths in the program went up a grade level in their literacy, said Hoop Heroes Chairman Rick Dinger.
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By Joyce Rudolph | January 30, 2013
The Salvation Army provided holiday cheer for hundreds of low-income families. The Adopt a Family project provided gifts for 64 families and 176 children, which the board of directors estimated was a value of $18,400. The Angel Tree collected gifts for 104 families and 228 kids, at an estimated value of $5,700. Toys for Joy helped 242 families, and 475 kids, and the estimated value is $9,500. The Adopt a Senior project served 50 individuals, with a total of $1,000 in gifts. About 115 gifts went to individuals in rest homes.
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By Veronica Rocha | November 22, 2012
Blanca and Ofelia giggled with their children on Thursday as they enjoyed a plate with the usual Thanksgiving fixings at the Salvation Army Glendale. The pair share an unfortunate bond: They are both victims of domestic violence and reside in a protective shelter. But despite their challenges, Blanca, 37, and Ofelia, 47, said they felt grateful for the help they have received from the nonprofit organization, especially the Thanksgiving dinner. “This is great help for us because of the situation we are in right now,” Ofelia said.
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