April 19, 2013 by ghoag
The Salvation Army is celebrating their 125 year anniversary in Vigo County in 2013 and you are invited to help us! We are looking for 125 people/businesses to donate $125 each to help our ministry as we serve those with basic human needs.
During 2012, The Salvation Army has provided the following services in the WabashValley:
- Distributed groceries to 4,837 people
- Provided 4,107 people with personal hygiene and household items which cannot be purchased with food stamps
- Gave 9,930 referrals or information to clients in order to steer them towards additional resources in the community designed to assist in meeting basic human needs
- Helped 169 families with rent to prevent homelessness or utility assistance in order to keep their utility service connected
- Assisted 559 children with basic school supplies
Donations can be mailed to the main office or made online. Your response by May 3 would be greatly appreciated so that we can conclude our efforts by the beginning of National Salvation Army Week which is May 13. This will allow us the time we need to include your name in our advertisement in the Tribune Star as a contributor to our celebration of 125 years serving Vigo County. A commemorative plaque will also be presented for display at The Army’s headquarters at 234 S. 8th St.
Should you have any questions regarding our programs, please do not hesitate to contact Captain Gordon Hoag by email at email@example.com or at 812-232-4081, ext 12.
January 8, 2013 by admin
Good news for seniors 70 and above: Included in the Tax Act last week, the IRA Charitable Rollover provision has been reinstated for 2012 and extended through 2013. This means that taxpayers can benefit their favorite charities like the Salvation Army and potentially reduce their income taxes!
There are at least three ways you can use your IRA to support the important work of charity in 2013.
The new law continues the IRA rollover for 2012 and 2013.
This means that if you are 70 1/2 or older, you can make gifts to charity directly from your IRA in 2013. Your gift will help you meet your annual distribution requirements and you will not have to pay tax on the amount given from your IRA to charity.
The new law has a special provision that allows you to make catch-up gifts from your IRA to charity n January 2013.
You can make a catch-up gift by making a gift directly from your IRA to charity in January 2013. Catch-up IRA gifts will be treated as if you made the gift in 2012. Catch-up gifts must be made by January 31, 2013.
The new law also contains special provisions that may allow you to convert a taxable distribution from your IRA to a a non-taxable distribution.
November 27, 2012 by admin
Last year, Caleb Stokes and Leilan McNally made bell ringing history. The men rang the iconic bells outside of the Emmis Communications Building on Monument Circle for 60 straight hours.
The World Record of Bell Ringing was put on by The Salvation Army’s National Headquarters as part of a national effort to celebrate and recognize 120 years of The Salvation Army Red Kettle. Now we celebrate 122 years!
2011 started with 24 contestants across the country. By 10 PM on Saturday there were only 3 contestants left. Leilan, Caleb and Darrell Tureskis, another contestant from Springfield IL, crossed the 60 hour mark and set the new world record. Contestants were required to stand the entire time and were allowed a 10 minute break every four hours. They also could not eat anything and could only drink water or sports drinks.
So who will beat that record this year? Will someone step up and defend Indiana as reigning champ?
Here’s what you need to know:
- Current Record Stands at 60 Hours
- Entry Deadline is Wednesday, November 28, 2012
- Rules of the contest include, but are not limited to:
Contestants must stand the entire time
Contestants must ring the bell continuously
Contestants must be Army bell ringers
- This year, contestants may eat and drink non-alcoholic beverages, but only during approved breaks.
- The contest is open to Salvation Army bell ringers nationwide.
- Entry deadline is Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 8 p.m. ET.
- Contestants must sign-up as bell ringers with their local Salvation Army unit
Background: The annual Red Kettle Campaign was started as a fundraiser by Salvation Army Captain Joseph Mcfee in San Francisco in 1891. Since that time, the Red Kettle Campaign has grown into one of the most recognizable and important charitable campaigns in the United States. As part of the campaign, more than 25,000 Salvation Army workers and volunteers spread throughout the country to ring bells daily and solicit spare change donations to the iconic red kettles from holiday shoppers. In 2011, the campaign collected a record $147 million nationwide, supported by the public’s nickels, dimes, quarters, dollars, credit cards and helped The Salvation Army serve 30 million people in communities where the money was raised.
November 14, 2012 by ghoag
The 2012 Red Kettle Campaign kicked off on Wednesday, November 14 with a ceremony at Center Court in Honey Creek Mall with Campaign Chair Honnalora Hubbard, Director of Terre Haute Ministries.
For more than 124 years, The Salvation Army in Terre Haute has been working to “Do The Most Good” that we possibly can for the needy in the Wabash Valley at Christmas time and all year round.
This Christmas season, The Salvation Army will once again help those in need by providing assistance to more than 1600 families to help them make this the happiest time of the year.
Your help is greatly needed:
- Volunteers are needed to help ring in the Christmas season at 19 kettle locations. If you’ve never rung a bell before, give it a try! Volunteering for just 4 hours will help us feed 4 families of 4 for 4 days.
- Help recruit volunteer groups for bell ringing. It’s a great project for civic clubs, service organizations, church groups, scout troops, fraternities and sororities or individuals and families.
- Drop your spare change and your dollars in the Red Kettle when you pass by. It’s amazing how quickly those contributions will add up.
Red Kettles are located at the following local businesses: Baesler’s Market, Big Lots, Hobby Lobby, JC Penney, K-Mart, Kroger, Macy’s, Open Door Christian Book Store, Rural King, Sam’s Club, Sears, WalMart and Walgreens.
The Salvation Army hopes to raise its goal of $180,000 during the Red Kettle Campaign. If each person in Terre Haute gave $3.00 we would be able to reach our goal. That breaks down to just 50 cents a week for the next six weeks.