Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Salvation Army kettle ringers are a tradition...with a cause.
Bell ringers manning the red Salvation kettles at Giant Eagle in Avon Lake and Walmart in Avon are helping continue a tradition that dates back more than 120 years. Bells started ringing in November this year, and will continue through the month. In both cities, volunteers from organizations such as the Avon Lake Kiwanis Club, churches and idividuals partner with Community Resource Services and the Salvation Army, ring the bell each Christmas, encouraging shoppers to drop a donation into a one of the well-known red kettles. Local volunteers are continuing the now-iconic tradition that started in the 1800s. According to the Salvation Army website, in 1891, Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee was distraught because so many poor individuals …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Salvation Army and American Red Cross branches in Ohio and nationally are poised to provide aid to those who need it, and you can help them do it.
Ohio has already been affected by the FrankenStorm, also known as Hurricane Sandy, but our neighbors to the east are getting hit much worse. And if you're safe and sound at home, you may feel compelled to do something to help them. There are many ways to help, we're just featuring two options in this story: American Red Cross and Salvation Army. When the electricity goes out and people need shelter, it's usually the American Red Cross that sets up those shelters in schools, churches or community centers. They provide cots to sleep on, food and a safe place to rest. Sunday, the Red Cross had already set up 112 shelters in nine states. That's just the beginning. But all that costs money and while the Red Cross was created by the U.S. …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Store began construction near the RTA parking lot last spring.
The new Salvation Army store, under construction since spring 2012, is set to open in November. Construction began in May on a parcel between SR 83 and Main Street and will be wrapping-up in October. The store is 27,000 square feet and includes 19,000 square feet of shopping space filled with bargain-priced clothing, household items, electronics, books, toys, furniture and collectables. The new store is designed to improve the shopping experience for its customers and will include “Family Day” discounts on Wednesdays. “Our new Family Store will offer more selection and more bargains that appeal to everyone in order to provide our customers with a better shopping experience and support our social services work,” Captain Patrick Wilson, who …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Heading to Giant Eagle? Bring a few bucks to make this a more-awesome-than-ever Christmas season for CRS and the Salvation Army.
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Friday, December 23, 2011
Avon Lake Patch editor Lori E. Switaj and fellow Kiwanian Dave Rickey ring the bell for Community Resource Services and the Salvation Army this past week. Switaj, who was inducted as Avon Lake Kiwanis first female president in October, reported shoppers at Giant Eagle, where the Avon Lake red kettle is located, were being generous this year. Member of CRS, the Kiwanis Club and the high school's Key Club helped "ring the bell" this year. The campaign kicked off on Nov. 15. Donations to the kettle remain in Avon and Avon Lake. In Avon Lake, the Kiwanis Club partners with Community Resource Services (CRS) and the Salvation Army, ringing the bell each Christmas, encouraging shoppers to drop a donation into a one of the well-known red kettles. …
Saturday, December 17, 2011
The final day of 19 Action News' donation drive was held at Levin Furniture in Avon Commons.
Levin Furniture at Avon Commons hosted the final day of 19 Action News’ week-long Share Your Holidays donation drive on Friday. Through Thursday, the drive collected more than 1,200 coats for City Mission, 1,200 toys for the Salvation Army and helped the Cleveland Food Bank provide meals for 10,000 families, said 19 Action News reporter Denise Dufala. Numbers for Friday were not available. "We're a really big supporter of charities, both national and local," said Levin Furniture sales manager Ginger Pieragastini. The drive took place at different businesses across northeast Ohio last week. Friday's event featured the likes of Harlem Globetrotters Jet and Firefly, Lake Erie Crushers’ mascot Stomper and several reporters from WOIO, but the …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Avon Walmart is one of the locations
Avon Lake Kiwanis 2nd Vice President Dorothy Henderson rings the Salvation Army Bell at Avon Lake's Giant Eagle this past weekend, helping continue a tradition that dates back more than 120 years. Bells started ringing Nov. 15 in Greater Cleveland, when the Browns helped kick off a citywide effort. In Avon Lake, the Kiwanis Club partners with Community Resource Services and the Salvation Army, ringing the bell each Christmas, encouraging shoppers to drop a donation into a one of the well-known red kettles. Henderson, along with other local volunteers, are continuing the now-iconic tradition that started in the 1800s. According to the Salvation Army website, in 1891, Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee was distraught because so many poor …
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Hospital plans large facility near Route 611 interchange
The new Mercy Regional Medical Center's planned outpatient facility in Avon became a bit more real with Mercy's latest presentation at the Dec. 6 work session of City Council. Representatives of Mercy, along with city planning coordinator Jim Piazza, showed council members plans, including drawings, for the property on Route 611 just southwest of the Interstate 90 interchange. In November, the city asked Mercy to give an updated traffic analysis for the project, which will be an 82,000-square-foot outpatient medical facility. An architect's drawing depicted a three-story building. Other drawings showed how the facility would be accessed from Route 611. The entrance to the new Mercy facility would be on the west side of Route 611, just …