Salvation Army plans events


SIDNEY — The Salvation Army of Shelby County has several events scheduled for the remainder of July and month of August.

Events planned include:

• July 29-30 – Food Town Kettles! The money raised from these Red Kettles help support the “Back 2 School Bash” and the purchase of school supplies for Shelby County children. The Kettles will be out at Food Town from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. on both days.

• Aug. 6 – Rummage Sale! Think “massive garage sale,” only all of it is indoors and all of the revenue generated goes to helping support the work of your local Salvation Army! The Rummage Sale will run from 8 a.m to 2 p.m. and is located inside The Salvation Army at 419 Buckeye Ave.

• Aug. 6 – Stuff the Bus! An event designed to collect school supplies for our Shelby County kids. And this date is strategic, as you’ll be able to maximize your money on Ohio’s Sales Tax Holiday! Stuff the Bus takes place at the Sidney Walmart from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Aug. 6 – Nocturnal Fury Dodgeball Tournament! Dive, dip & dodge for a good cause! The Salvation Army’s charity dodgeball tournament returns for the second year and there’s still time to enter your team! Call Ryan at 937-244-5262 for more information.

Aug. 13 – Back 2 School Bash! The Salvation Army makes giving away school supplies a whole lot of fun and informative! Agencies will be present to share what resources they offer Shelby County residents. For school supplies, pre-registration will go live on Aug. 1. There is still room for agency participation, so contact The Salvation Army at 937-492-8412 if you’re interested.

The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operations around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.