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    The Salvation Army receives fourth gold coin of season in St. Louis; kettles to come in Wednesday with campaign behind
    The Salvation Army to light star of hope tonight
    The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center to serve Christmas dinner
    Gov. Holden to ring bell for The Salvation Army Tuesday
    09.22.2003 –The Salvation Army Roy Adams seminar a regional success
    More than 300 estate planning professionals attended a recent teleconference by Roy Adams, an internationally known expert on estate- and tax-planning issues, sponsored by The Salvation Army.
    08.15.2003 –The Salvation Army to hold Roy Adams seminar
    The Salvation Army is hosting a free teleconference by Roy Adams, an internationally known expert on estate- and tax-planning issues, on Wednesday, Sept. 10.
    08.06.2003 –The Salvation Army seeking Tree of Lights for Union Station
    The Salvation Army of St. Louis is seeking a donated pine or blue spruce tree to place at Union Station during the 2003 Tree of Lights campaign, which begins in mid-November.
    07.30.2003 –Golf tournament to benefit Salvation Army family shelters
    The Salvation Army will hold a golf tournament to benefit its Community in Partnership and Family Haven shelters Aug. 22 at the Landings at Spirit Golf Club in Chesterfield.
    07.01.2003 –The Salvation Army to aid lost children, families at Fair St. Louis July 3,4 and 5
    For the third consecutive year, The Salvation Army of St. Louis will staff the Child I.D. Tents at Fair St. Louis July 3, 4 and 5.
    06.11.2003 –The Salvation Army seeks volunteers for Fair St. Louis
    05.20.2003 –The Salvation Army to honor retiring longtime bandmaster
    Chris Jaudes, retiring 38-year bandmaster for The Salvation Army, will be honored with a public concert.
    05.14.2003 –The Salvation Army announces program changes
    Divisional Commander Major Robert Thomson announced today that The Salvation Army will cease operation of one program and most likely end another in light of the organization’s financial difficulties.
    05.12.2003 –The Salvation Army providing tornado relief in Canton, MO., Lima, Ill., in addition to ongoing sites
    Salvation Army Disaster Services units have been in Canton, Mo., and Lima, Ill., since Saturday, providing meals to displaced residents in the wake of the recent tornadoes.
    05.12.2003 –National Salvation Army Week to feature open houses, Busch Stadium appearance
    As its staff and volunteers continue to provide tornado relief throughout Missouri and Illinois, The Salvation Army is recognizing National Salvation Army Week (May 11-17).
    05.07.2003 –The Salvation Army providing storm relief in DeSoto, Jackson, southwestern Missouri
    Salvation Army Disaster Services units are in De Soto and Jackson this morning providing relief from Tuesday night’s storms, while other Army units remain at work in Carl Junction and Pierce City.
    05.07.2003 –The Salvation Army establishes local collection center for tornado relief donations
    The Salvation Army has established a collection center for items that people wish to donate to this week’s tornado victims.
    05.05.2003 –The Salvation Army providing tornado relief across state
    Salvation Army Disaster Services units were in place this morning at three areas hardest hit by last night’s tornadoes.
    04.28.2003 –Salvation Army enters Iraq with humanitarian aid
    The first Salvation Army convoy carrying propane cooking gas arrived in Umm Qasr, Iraq, on April 22, 2003. An assessment of humanitarian needs in southern Iraq showed that clean water and cooking fuel were the most desperate needs.
    04.10.2003 –The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary to “Spring Forth” with April 29 fashion show
    The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary of St. Louis will hold its annual fashion show and luncheon at noon on Tuesday, April 29, at the Frontenac Hilton.
    03.31.2003 –The Salvation Army seeks used brass instruments for youth programs
    The Salvation Army is seeking donations of used brass instruments to utilize throughout the city and surrounding area in Army youth music instruction programs.
    03.25.2003 –Gov. Holden nominates Salvation Army commander to state commission
    Gov. Bob Holden has nominated Major Robert E. Thomson of Ballwin to the Missouri Community Service Commission.
    03.21.2003 –The Salvation Army responds to Village North fire
    Salvation Army Disaster Services volunteers spent three and a half hours this morning at the scene of the Village North Retirement Community fire, providing beverages to rescue workers and displaced residents.
    02.21.2003 –The Salvation Army announces final Tree of Lights total of $4,300,139
    The Salvation Army announced today that its 2002 Tree of Lights campaign raised $4,300,139. The total represents 88 percent of the $4.9 million goal.
    01.27.2003 –The Salvation Army Tree of Lights needs $770,033 by end of week
    With just four days left, The Salvation Army Tree of Lights campaign is still $770,033 short of its $4.9 million goal. As of today, the Army has raised $4,129,967, or 84.3 percent. The campaign ends January 31.
    01.14.2003 –The Salvation Army to benefit from Jan. 27 partnership with Westfield Shoppingtown West County restaurants
    Three Westfield Shoppingtown West County restaurants are teaming up to help The Salvation Army Tree of Lights campaign.
    01.03.2003 –Without kettles, The Salvation Army Tree of Lights campaign needs $1.5 million in final 4 weeks
    With its red kettles back in storage, The Salvation Army Tree of Lights campaign still must raise more than $1.5 million before the end of this month. Through Thursday, the Army has raised $3,391,801, or 69 percent of its $4.9 million goal.
    12.24.2002 –The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center to serve Christmas dinner
    The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center expects to serve more than 700 Christmas Day meals to St. Louisans during several sittings, including a midday dinner that will be open to the media.
    12.20.2002 –Gov. Holden to volunteer for The Salvation Army Saturday
    Gov. Bob Holden and the First Family will spend part of Saturday afternoon volunteering for The Salvation Army of St. Louis in two different capacities.
    12.18.2002 –Senator Kit Bond to ring at Salvation Army kettle Thursday
    Senator Christopher “Kit” Bond is scheduled to join Major Robert Thomson, Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army, to ring at the Army’s kettle at the Schnucks at Ladue Crossing from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, December 19.
    12.17.2002 –At midway point, The Salvation Army Tree of Lights running $211,000 behind last year
    The Salvation Army Tree of Lights campaign is running $211,397 behind last year at the midway point of the campaign. To reach its $4.9 million goal, the Army still must raise $2,781,459 by Jan. 31.
    12.13.2002 –The Salvation Army needs volunteers for toy program
    The Salvation Army still needs volunteers to help with its Toy Town program, which will operate Dec. 19-21 and Dec. 23 at 6600 Manchester Ave. Through Toy Town, the Army distributes more than 40,000 toys to low-income families.
    12.07.2002 –Wehrenberg hosting Cans Film Festival Saturday
    Individuals who bring three or more cans of food to Wehrenberg Theatres this Saturday will get to see a matinee movie for free that day, and with 10 additional cans (13 total), they will also receive a free ticket for a future movie.
    12.07.2002 –2 more gold coins appear in St. Louis
    The Salvation Army received two more gold coins late last week in a kettle at the Ballwin Schnucks. Both were $50 American Eagle gold coins valued at approximately $322. Four similar gold coins have now been donated at that location.
    12.06.2002 –The Salvation Army to distribute 1,000 blankets
    Assisted by more than 150 volunteers, The Salvation Army will distribute blankets to approximately 1,000 shut-ins and elderly residents over the next week as part of its Gift of Warmth delivery program.
    12.02.2002 –Volunteers to help The Salvation Army wrap, ship 16,000 gifts
    600 volunteers will spend the next two days helping wrap and gifts for the Army’s Toy Lift program.
    11.27.2002 –18 percent increase in Christmas assistance applications.
    Jump helps meet increased need during poor economy.
    11.26.2002 –Second gold coin of season received in St. Louis.
    $50 American Eagle gold coin continues Christmas tradition.
    11.22.2002 –Holiday Festival of Lights starts Tonight
    The Salvation Army to light Trees of Lights tonight at Kiener Plaza, Saturday at Union Station
    11.21.2002 –The Salvation Army receives its first gold coin of the season in St. Louis
    Following a St. Louis tradition, valuable coin is dropped in kettle.
    11.08.2002 –The Salvation Army announces $4.9 million Tree of Lights goal
    The Army’s major fundraising campaign seeks a 2 percent increase over last year’s $4.8 million goal.
    11.05.2002 –The Salvation Army Tree of Lights underway
    Familiar red Christmas kettles will appear throughout St. Louis city and county beginning Friday.
    11.01.2002 –The Salvation Army Tree of Lights to go up Wednesday, Nov. 6
    St. Louis Fire Department will join with the Army in putting up the familiar holiday symbol.

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