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Do you give money to the Salvation Army?

Katt 2012/12/04 18:53:44
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Its that time of the year. The bells are ringing, the buckets are out and they are waiting outside the stores.

Salvation Army :A worldwide Christian evangelical organization on quasi-military lines. Established by William Booth, it is noted for its work with the poor and for its brass bands


I usually donate to the Salvation Army do you?

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  • Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm... 2012/12/04 19:40:51
    Sometimes
    Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm♥☮♥∞
    +7
    Sometimes, I do.... mostly I give to needy women, trying to move forward.,.... escape negative environments..... and grow..... I teach them how to step forward and look out for theirs..... and themselves.....!!
    We are survivors!!
    Peace and Love, always♥

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  • Patsy 2012/12/11 22:20:08
    Yes
    Patsy
    +1
    Just did.
  • TerryAgee 2012/12/06 16:45:06
    Sometimes
    TerryAgee
    +1
    The oldest one in New Jersey was organized by 6 women from the UK.
  • Seonag 2012/12/06 14:34:37
    Yes
    Seonag
    +1
    I prefer donating to them rather than the Red Cross, as the majority of the money raised by the SA goes to helping others and they definitely don't pay 6 and 7 digit salaries from donated money!
  • Arel 2012/12/05 16:26:28
    Yes
    Arel
    +1
    I sure do.
  • ready46xwu 2012/12/05 11:37:13
    Yes
    ready46xwu
    +1
    Every time I pass the 'bell ringing w/kettle'!
    They are the 'only real non-profit' CHARITY!
    Their CEO doesn't make 6 figures, as does
    the others!
    I always give a 'generous tax exempt' donation,
    yearly!
  • Mary Mary 2012/12/05 11:06:48
    Yes
    Mary Mary
    +1
    I'm a member of the Salvation Army
  • Cat 2012/12/05 05:03:21
    No
    Cat
    +3
    I give to other charities instead. example: local soup kitchens and homeless outfitters.
  • ttfndude 2012/12/05 04:33:04
    No
    ttfndude
    +1
    my kids do every time they see a ringer
  • Charles E 2012/12/05 04:28:24
    Yes
    Charles E
    +4
    I also give money to my grandchildren specifically to put in the kettles.

    With more than 90% of collections actually helping people in need (vs less than 40% for most government programs) I am happy to donate.
  • wildcat 2012/12/05 04:08:32
    Yes
    wildcat
    +3
    Absolutely, and I also donate my time to the Salvation Army
  • jody.cotton3 2012/12/05 03:56:54
    Yes
    jody.cotton3
    +2
    every time i leave the store i drop off money,,it might not be much this year, anything will help out,,i would like to see every child have food on the table and clothes and some toys...
  • Katt jody.co... 2012/12/05 04:05:48
    Katt
    +2
    "A little goes a long way". I would love to see that as well.
  • jody.co... Katt 2012/12/05 04:09:10
    jody.cotton3
    +1
    me too,,but in truth it don't anymore
  • Maxine 2012/12/05 03:10:04
    Yes
    Maxine
    +1
    Yes because I always thought that they were above the law--but after reading the latest news about them breaking the low--well I don't know?
  • bags the Indigenous Guru 2012/12/05 02:38:09
    No
    bags the Indigenous Guru
    +3
    Nor will I ever. During WWII when our wounded soldiers were lying in hospital beds the SA Grey Ladies came around and sold them cigarettes at $.25 a pack (twice what they were selling for in stores) that were clearly marked 'donated to the Salvation Army'. When as a vet rep I was trying o find shelter for a homeless woman veteran I was told that 'they have no services to offer women.' And when I was burned (arson) out of my home, lost EVERYTHING, on Christmas Day they refused ANY help whatsoever, wouldn't even give me a discount on the clothing in the store so I could have a change of clothes.

    No...I do NOT donate to them.
  • Al B Thayer 2012/12/05 02:33:32
    Yes
    Al B Thayer
    +2
    #1 in giving. They are also blameless and wouldn't harm a flee.
  • dru dixon 2012/12/05 02:02:53
    Yes
    dru dixon
    +2
    Always I make out it out before I go shopping! It is a worthwhile organization!
  • Katt dru dixon 2012/12/05 04:04:30
    Katt
    +1
    Yes they are =)
  • Cap 2012/12/05 01:28:50
    Yes
    Cap
    +2
    Yes. Not as much as I probably should, but I give to the bell ringers at Christmas and at other events during the year.
  • kevin.m.koop 2012/12/05 01:21:32
    Yes
    kevin.m.koop
    +3
    They are one of the only charities I give money too. I will also be donating to Toys for Tots at Walmart and donate a turkey to the food pantries. My wife and I have been there in the past so we always try to give to those less fortunate when we can.
  • Cn2012 2012/12/05 01:07:54
    Yes
    Cn2012
    +2
    If I can. Times are tough but I know there are people out there who have it worse than I do.
  • lucythetooth 2012/12/05 00:44:26
    Yes
    lucythetooth
    +2
    Yep, when I have some cash on me. My daughters and I also signed up to ring the bell.
  • Katt lucythe... 2012/12/05 01:33:41
    Katt
    +2
    That's great, didn't know you could do that. Now I'll volunteer.
  • Charles E lucythe... 2012/12/05 04:45:09
    Charles E
    +1
    Thank you for volunteering. It is a family experience no amount of money can buy.
  • Sonny 2012/12/05 00:26:28
    Yes
    Sonny
    +4
    It's a great cause and we would be helping them touch the lives of the poor and needy. I believe if we were ever in a situation like that we would want the same thing so we have to pay our dues when it's needed
  • Katt Sonny 2012/12/05 01:32:46
  • Sonny Katt 2012/12/05 01:35:58
  • patrich 2012/12/05 00:04:01
    Yes
    patrich
    +2
    everytime i see one here her a bell ringing
  • Barbara 2012/12/05 00:00:31
    Yes
    Barbara
    +4
    More of their donations percentage-wise go to actually helping people. The head of the Salvation Army is paid a mere $13,000.00 per annum. Very different than most other charities.
  • Balladeer-PWCM-POTL 2012/12/04 23:58:44
    Yes
    Balladeer-PWCM-POTL
    +4
    of course I do...don't you?
  • Katt Ballade... 2012/12/05 01:31:02
    Katt
    +2
    OF COURSE!
  • zbacku 2012/12/04 23:25:43
    Yes
    zbacku
    +3
    I also rang the bell last year.
  • American Girl 2012/12/04 23:25:34
    Yes
    American Girl
    +4
    When I have extra change, I put it in the red kettle.
  • Robert Strobel 2012/12/04 22:59:29
    Yes
    Robert Strobel
  • Peewee ~PWCM~JLA 2012/12/04 22:52:18 (edited)
    Yes
    Peewee ~PWCM~JLA
    +4
    Every year, multiple times. They are one of the few charities that takes very little off the top to operate.
  • Charles E Peewee ... 2012/12/05 04:39:32
    Charles E
    +1
    Rating agencies report that they are one of, if not the, most efficient in getting donations to people in need. That is one reason I gladly donate several times a year.
  • Peewee ... Charles E 2012/12/05 04:52:26
    Peewee ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Unlike United Way which spends $$$$ on sob story movies that companies play to their employees and bully into signing the card. An ridiculous fancy offices downtown. I'll stop now or I will rant about them.
  • Charles E Peewee ... 2012/12/05 05:00:02
    Charles E
    +1
    I used a lot of won't power to not start the rant for you.
    The United Way's president's annual pay is more than the lifetime income of the Salvation Army president.
  • Peewee ... Charles E 2012/12/05 05:05:46
    Peewee ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Good man. Nuff said. ;-)
  • Soapstone 2012/12/04 22:49:13 (edited)
    Yes
    Soapstone
    +6
    They are one of just a couple charities I donate to. The others are the VFW and the DAV.

    DAV

    VFW

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