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A Soldier’s Valentine

A Soldier’s Valentine

Tomorrow the Indiana National Guard’s 38th Infantry Division will be celebrating Valentine’s Day far from family and friends back home. They are stationed overseas, serving their country, defending freedom, and representing Hoosiers in a way that makes us all proud. For these soldiers, holidays are often bittersweet. Though they have friends and comrades with which to share the...

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Campaign Ends Short of Goal

Campaign Ends Short of Goal

The Salvation Army has concluded its 2015 Red Kettle Christmas Campaign, raising just over $3.17 million. The Army set a goal of $3.5 million for the annual campaign, which ran from November 12, 2015 through January 31, 2016, but finished $316,000 short. “We’re very grateful for the generous people of Central Indiana who donated to this year’s campaign and whose gifts allow us to serve...

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Kettles in the Classroom

Kettles in the Classroom

This December, students at DeKalb High School were greeted by a different type of morning bell – a shiny silver one rung by fellow students stationed at the school’s official Salvation Army red kettle. If a red kettle in a school sounds out of place, the story behind this lesson in philanthropy is a perfect fit for this New Tech school in northeast Indiana. Jennifer Evans teaches Consumer...

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2015 Christmas Campaign

2015 Christmas Campaign

The Salvation Army of Central Indiana kicked off its annual Red Kettle Christmas Campaign with a public ceremony on Thursday, November 12. The event was held in the center court of Castleton Square Mall, just outside of Macy’s, on the spot where shoppers are able to adopt “Angels” from Salvation Army Angel Trees. The goal for this year’s campaign is $3.5 million. The money...

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Overnight Shelters To Open

Overnight Shelters To Open

With another round of single digit temperatures headed our way, Salvation Army locations around the state are preparing to welcome those who need shelter from the cold. The Department of Homeland Security has requested that The Salvation Army Eagle Creek Corps Community Center, located on the northwest side of Indianapolis, open as an overnight shelter on Sunday evening. Captain Jonathan Cooper,...

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Christmas Miracle: Angel Tree Helps 4,000 Central Indiana Children

Christmas Miracle: Angel Tree Helps 4,000 Central Indiana Children

When Christmas morning dawns just a week from today, there will be 4,000 extra big smiles in central Indiana. Yesterday marked the cumulation of The Salvation Army’s first annual Angel Tree program. The Salvation Army sought out families living below the poverty line that could use some extra help to ensure that their children would have something special waiting for them under the...

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