Holiday Toy & Food Drive Kicks Off

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 it’s looking for … Continue reading »

Salvation Army Looking for Bell Ringers

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Salvation Army continues to conduct interviews for Christmas bell ringer positions through Thursday, Nov. 6. Interviews will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 through 6th at the Salvation Army’s Church Office located at 304 Beatty St. in Medford. No appointments are necessary. Bell ringing begins Monday, Nov. … Continue reading »

Salvation Army to Distribute Food

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Starting July 7th, the Grant’s Pass Salvation Army will start distributing food boxes to needy families in Merlin. This is being done through a partnership with the Church of God 7th Day and the Merlin Community Center. This will be an aid to these families after the closing of the Merlin … Continue reading »

Middle School “Hunger Games” Food Drive

MEDFORD, Ore. — Students from Hedrick Middle School are donating more than 3,000 cans of food to the Salvation Army. The student council came up with the theme for this year’s food drive after “The Hunger Games” book series. All the students were sectioned off into districts. The two students who brought in the most … Continue reading »

Bi-Mart Talks Toys and Food

MEDFORD, Ore. — This year is Bi-Mart’s first year participating in the Holiday Toy and Food Drive. In the video above, they discuss why they wanted to be part of this drive and the community response.

Salvation Army Discusses Drive

MEDFORD, Ore. — The NewsWatch12 Holiday Toy and Food Drive is underway. This year, with a shorter holiday shopping season, and cold weather keeping people from those donation bins, help is needed more than ever. Captain Martin Cooper from the Salvation Army talks with NewsWatch12 about meeting this year’s need.

High Demand for Fans from Salvation Army

MEDFORD, Ore. — Many Southern Oregonians trying to cope with all the recent heat are turning to the Salvation Army. Last week, the organization was able to purchase 32 fans through monetary donations, but because of the heat over the 4th of July weekend, most of those fans have already been given away. The Salvation … 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 »