salvation army

Today Paul Pepper visits with the Salvation Army's MAJOR RICHARD TRIMMELL about the status of the annual Tree of Lights campaign, which hopes to raise $415,000 by Jan. 31st. They haven't reached that goal yet, but there's still time! Money from this fundraiser stays local and primarily funds Harbor House, which provides shelter for the homeless. January 27, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with MAJORS RICHARD and BETH TRIMMELL about the annual Salvation Army Tree of Lights campaign. Money placed in those red buckets will "finance all of the programs in the Salvation Army for the year here in Columbia...Harbor House and the youth programs..." The goal this year is $415,000! December 10, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with JUDITH McKENNEY and MAJOR BETH TRIMMEL about this weekend's 5th annual "Music in the Air" fundraiser for the Salvation Army's "Almost Home" project. Lots of great entertainment, and the MCs are yours truly and James Mouser - should be good fun for a good cause! March 9, 2015

Today Paul Pepper finds out how the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign is doing from MAJOR RICHARD TRIMMELL. The Christmas season may be over, but this fundraising effort goes through the month! Also discussed is the Salvation Army's latest efforts towards "emergency disaster relief." At [4:16] LIZ SCHMIDT, League of Women Voters, talks about three upcoming events, including: a town hall meeting, a discussion about civil dialogue across political differences and a meeting about how you can determine your "home efficiency score." Watch for details! January 19, 2015

The Interfaith Day Center in Columbia was packed full on Monday as people sought refuge from the cold temperatures. The high for the day was 0 degrees Fahrenheit.

The center, which is a daytime resource for those who are homeless, is expected to move to Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church soon. In the current location on Park Avenue, there’s only seating for about 20 people.

Warming centers and shelters open in Columbia

Nov 7, 2013

Warming centers and shelters have now opened in Columbia, according to the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services. It has 14 buildings hosting people during winter months. Representatives said 8 of those buildings are warming centers open during business hours.

·         ARC (Activity and Recreation Center) at 1707 West Ash Street

·         Armory Sports and Community Center at 701 East Ash Street

·         Boone County Government Center at 801 East Walnut

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The United Way of Randolph County ended its 2012 campaign Thursday short of its $310,000 goal having raised about $282,000. Executive Director Gina Fowler said there were some unexpected obstacles to raising the money.

“We had one business that actually relocated to another city in Missouri, so we lost a pretty large employer,” Fowler said.  “We felt that that our campaign, considering that and some other things going on in our community like the economy, did very well.”

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At 10 a.m., Lee’s is filled with the sound of music, plates cluttering and food being unwrapped. About 10 volunteers are busy preparing a Thanksgiving meal of turkey and desserts. Major. K. Kendall Mathews is the mid-Missouri regional coordinator for the Salvation Army. He said this is the 24th year they’re hosting a Thanksgiving meal for low-income families.