Families Receiving Holiday Help

MEDFORD, Ore. — Hundreds of families are getting an extra hand this holiday season, thanks to the public’s generosity and the work of countless volunteers. After weeks of gathering donations, and connecting with needy families, volunteers spent Friday handing out bags of food and toys for its Christmas assistance. This year, the Salvation Army says … Continue reading »

Toy Drive Needs Barbies, Nerf Guns

MEDFORD, Ore. — There is just about a week left for NewsWatch 12’s Annual Toy and Food Drive and although the donations have been pouring in, we still need some help. You can’t go wrong with Polly Pocket, My Little Pony, and Disney Princesses. Check out remote control cars, action figures, Legos and Hot Wheels. … Continue reading »

Salvation Army Preventing Fraud

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Salvation Army is making sure the assistance goes to families who actually need it. They said they have tightened their rules this year to cut down on fraud. Families who sign up to receive Christmas assistance must have a total income that can’t exceed 130% of the poverty level. The Salvation … Continue reading »

Toy & Food Drive Helps Families

MEDFORD, Ore. — Your donations make a real difference on Christmas morning – a Christmas morning which, without your donation, would mean nothing or next to nothing under the tree. NewsWatch12 spoke with one family who will be benefiting this year because of your help. See more in the video above.

2013 Holiday Toy and Food Drive Begins

MEDFORD, Ore. — NewsWatch 12 is teaming up with the Salvation Army and Bi-Mart to help families in need this holiday season. The Annual Holiday Food and Toy Drive is now underway. You can bring any non-perishable food items or toys to any Bi-Mart location. Right now, the Salvation Army says there is not a … Continue reading »

Salvation Army Christmas Registration

MEDFORD, Ore. — If you are interested in receiving some of the donations, now is the time to sign up for help. The Salvation Army is holding registration events for its Christmas Assistance Program. Sign-ups are at the Salvation Army Church in Medford. They continue Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursday and … Continue reading »

Salvation Army Begins Fan Drive

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Salvation Army’s annual fan event is underway to help cool off those in need. This event started 10 to 15 years ago, when people visited the office asking for a fan. Now every year, the organization takes new or unused fan donations. Last year, the Salvation Army gave away about 150 … Continue reading »

Salvation Army Begins Giving Tree

MEDFORD, Ore. – A local non-profit is now teaming with area banks to help spread holiday cheer to children in need. The Salvation Army announced its Angel Giving Tree Program will be featured at local U.S. Bank branches in Jackson and Josephine County. The Angel Giving Tree Program helps provide toys to underprivileged kids in … Continue reading »

Day of Donation Deliveries

MEDFORD, Ore. – Friday was a day of donation delivery in the Rogue Valley. Less than a week until the holiday and local businesses are already in the giving mood. On Friday, Les Schwab donated 150 turkeys to the Salvation Army. Those turkeys will be a part of a grocery pack that the Salvation Army … Continue reading »

Salvation Army Needs Volunteers

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Salvation Army is looking for a little extra help this Thanksgiving. So far, registration numbers for volunteers in Jackson County this holiday season has been pretty low. This year the Salvation Army is offering families in need the choice of food assistance for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Last year, 6,000 people got … Continue reading »

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