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 »

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 »

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 »

More Families Get Holiday Help

MEDFORD, Ore. — More Rogue Valley families are signing up to receive food this Thanksgiving. The Salvation Army says 271 families registered to get a turkey and food bag from the organization this year, that’s up 43 percent from last year. Those families will receive the food on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. … Continue reading »

Salvation Army Food Pantry Running Dry

MEDFORD, Ore. — For only the third time in more than century, the Jackson County Salvation Army ran out of food this week. The organization says the economy is behind this. The Salvation Army says ten years ago, nationwide, it was feeding a million people per month. Now that number has tripled to three million … Continue reading »

Advocates Help With Heating Bills

MEDFORD, Ore. — As temperatures continue to drop, heating bills are continuing to rise. Several local agencies are stepping in to help people afford those utilities. ACCESS is currently taking applications for its heating assistance program. Low-income families can receive a one-time payment toward paying their heating bills. The Salvation Army says it also has … Continue reading »

Donation Awarded To Local Non-Profits

MEDFORD, Ore. — A few Rogue Valley organizations are among the 18 non-profits to which the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation donated. The Medford Salvation Army and Access each received a $10,000 donation. ACCESS will use their donated money to expand a program that provides fresh food for those in need, while the Salvation Army … Continue reading »

Final Days of Holiday Drive

MEDFORD, Ore. — Our holiday drive ends Friday and we are still short on toys. While we’ve received carts full of toys, there is still a need. Specifically, the Salvation Army says it needs toys for children under the age of 3 and for kids 11-12 years old. These toys will go to some 3,000 … Continue reading »

Salvation Army Ringing In The Season

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Salvation Army bell ringers are out in full force this time of year. There are 18 different locations with ringers out front in Medford, Eagle Point and Ashland combined. Salvation Army officials say the bell ringer positions are paid and it’s been that way for 15 years, meaning a small portion … Continue reading »

Salvation Army Offering Holiday Help

MEDFORD, Ore. – If you are a Southern Oregon family, who would appreciate a little extra help this Christmas, the Salvation Army wants to help you out. They are holding the last of their sign-up opportunities for their Christmas Assistance Programs today. Today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., sign-ups will be at the former … Continue reading »

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