Salvation Army http://michiganradio.org en Hand grenades found at Salvation Army http://michiganradio.org/post/hand-grenades-found-salvation-army <p>If you dropped off three hand grenades at the Shelby Township Salvation Army last week, the police would like a word.</p><p>On Monday, a store employee stumbled upon the grenades in a donation box. She called the police, who then evacuated nearby businesses as a precaution. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:57:11 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10701 at http://michiganradio.org Hand grenades found at Salvation Army Michigan Salvation Army divisions still working toward 'Red Kettle' goals http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-salvation-army-divisions-still-working-toward-red-kettle-goals <p>The signature red kettles may be packed away, but the <a href="http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/www_usn_2.nsf/vw-text-dynamic-arrays/4517219C16BEE8F8802573F50056F031?openDocument">Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign</a> is still underway.</p><p>Money from the kettles supports the Salvation Army’s programs; helping victims of disasters, low-income seniors, and running summer camps for kids.</p> Mon, 27 Dec 2010 22:38:47 +0000 Lindsey Smith 699 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Salvation Army divisions still working toward 'Red Kettle' goals Anonymous donor brightens red kettle campaign http://michiganradio.org/post/anonymous-donor-brightens-red-kettle-campaign <p>An anonymous donor put a&nbsp; gold coin worth an estimated $1,400 into a <a href="http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/www_usn_2.nsf">Salvation Army</a> worker's red kettle in northern Michigan.</p><p>The Associated Press <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-mi-goldcoin-salvatio,0,1052269.story">reports</a>:</p><blockquote><p>Maj. Craig Stoker of the Salvation Army in Alpena tells <a href="http://www.mlive.com/newsflash/index.ssf/story/n-mich-salvation-army-receives-gold-coin/7d8c16463c5844bcae4e831300e1d579">The Alpena News</a> that he received a call about 9 a.m. Saturday from a man who said he wanted to give something special to bell ringer Jackalyn Skiba. Stoker said the man declined to disclose the nature of the gift or why he had singled Skiba out... the money will be put into the Christmas fund, which to date has collected $129,000. This year's goal was $159,000.</p></blockquote><p>The coin is reportedly in good condition. Tue, 21 Dec 2010 13:38:17 +0000 Zoe Clark 660 at http://michiganradio.org Anonymous donor brightens red kettle campaign Former Wayne State student sues university, Salvation Army http://michiganradio.org/post/former-wayne-state-student-sues-university-salvation-army <pre>A new lawsuit claims the <a href="http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/www_usn_2.nsf">Salvation Army</a> and <a href="http://wayne.edu/">Wayne State University</a> discriminated against a student because she was pregnant and unmarried.Tina Valresi was a graduate student in <a href="http://socialwork.wayne.edu/">Wayne State’s social work program</a>. She had to finish an internship with the Salvation Army to complete her degree. Lawyer Deborah Gordon says as soon as Valresi’s supervisors at the Salvation Army found out she was pregnant, her work atmosphere became “hostile.” She says the Salvation Army then gave her an “unsatisfactory” review, causing her to be dismissed from her graduate program. Gordon says the Salvation Army was “punishing” Valresi for being pregnant.</pre> <blockquote> <pre>“They could have just been honest and said at the very beginning this is not acceptable. We want Wayne to put you elsewhere. Instead they kept her on and then failed her as a punishment.”</pre> </blockquote> <pre>Gordon says Valresi only filed the lawsuit after trying unsuccessfully to resolve things with Wayne State. Neither the Salvation Army nor Wayne State could be reached for comment.</pre> <p> Wed, 08 Dec 2010 23:09:47 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 518 at http://michiganradio.org Former Wayne State student sues university, Salvation Army