Salvation Army struggling through sales slump

first_img “We appreciate the support that we get from the local community,” May said. “Troy and Pike County have always supported the Salvation Army. Our Service Center supports our friends and neighbors who are truly in need. A monetary donation or items to the Thrift Store is lending a helping hand to someone in need in our community, as do purchases at the Thrift Store.”All donations to the Salvation Army Service Center and Thrift Store at 509 South Brundidge Street in Troy are tax deductible and greatly appreciated. Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “Right now, sales are down more than they have been in quite a while,” May said. “We depend on the sales at the Thrift Store to supplement our fundraisers. But right now, sales are slow and our reserves are dwindling. We’ve got a big bump to get over.”At the local Salvation Army’s monthly advisory board meeting on Tuesday, May said the Thrift Store now has a Sizzlin’ Summer Sale of women’s clothing, purses and shoes and hopes are that shoppers will take advantage of the sale prices being offered.“We have a very good selection of women’s items and at almost unbelievable prices but we are short on items for men and children,” she said. “Donations of items for men and children are greatly needed and will be greatly appreciated.” Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Salvation Army struggling through sales slump Print Article May said the Thrift Store is dependent on donations of clothing, furniture and household items to stock the store.“At this time, we need donations of quality items and we need shoppers,” she said. “We have a good selection of miscellaneous items and the food pantry is stocked adequately.” Large donated items can be picked up. Arrangements for pickup may be made by calling 334-808-1069.The Salvation Army has camp stew available for $10 and quart. It is frozen, making it available for now or later.Volunteers are needed during the summer months when store employees are on vacation and right now is the time. Published 3:00 am Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Latest Storiescenter_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder If you are unable to sleep at night, it’s because you are awake.Kim May, director of the Salvation Army Service Center and Thrift Store in Troy, laughed at the suggested reason for her sleepless nights but, “it’s more than that.”May said expenses at the service center are nipping away at the reserves from the center’s fundraising projects and that is cause for concern. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Runoff election is Tuesday By Mynecia Steele Officials are hoping to increase community involvement and voter turnout for the Republican runoff Tuesday by encouraging voters that it won’t take… read more Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more

Douthat Bear Attack

first_imgA Virginia woman named Laurie Cooksey fell victim to a bear attack in Bath County, Virginia’s Douthat State Park over the weekend.The attack, which took place after a day of hiking and canoeing with three of her four children, left Laurie with 14 stitches in her back and 14 more in her leg.Cooksey and her children were headed down the Tuscaroa Overlook trail when they encountered an adult black bear. By the time they saw the bear it was only ten yards away, peering at them from behind a nearby tree.According to Cooksey, she and her children began retreaing upon seeing the bear, but it caught up with her first.“He was fast. He was just so fast,” Cooksey later told the Richmond Times Dispatch while recovering from wounds sustained during the attack. “I’m very thrilled that it was me and not (my children)…I’m really grateful.” Bear attacks are becoming more and more frequent as human development continues to encroach on wildlife habitat and National Parks like Yellowstone see steady influxes of tourist from around the world.Do you think a bear that kills or injures a human in its natural habitat should be put down? Let us know in the comment feed. Screen Shot 2015-08-10 at 4.46.27 PMPhoto Courtesy of Laurie Cookseycenter_img Fortunately, Cooksey was able to knock the bear off balance with several kicks, but not before sustaining severe bite wounds.“The saving grace was it was raining hard and the leaves were slippery,” she said.After freeing herself from the bear’s grasp, Cooksley made a run for it and regrouped with her children at which point the bear approached the family one more time. At this point, Laurie’s 19 year-old son Ellis intervened.He advised the group to “get big” and “get loud”, tactics he’d learned during a recent trip to Yosemite National Park.The strategy worked, the bear withdrew, and Laurie Cookesy was later treated and discharged from LewisGale Hospital Alleghany on Saturday night.According to the Richmond Time Dispatch the “Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation law enforcement officers, along with a district wildlife biologist, tracked the bear to a location near the site of the incident and humanely killed the bear around 4 a.m. Sunday.”They are still unable to say with absolute certainty whether or not the bear they euthanized is indeed the black bear that attacked Laurie. Genetic testing is excepted to return within a week that will determine the bear’s true identity.Back in June, the wrong bear was euthanized as retribution for the attack of a 16-year-old hammock camper in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.This Virginia attack comes on the heels of a Grizzly bear attack that left one hiker dead and “partially consumed” in Yellowstone National Park on Friday. This attack occurred near Yellowstone’s Lake Village on a hiking trail popular with tourists and employees who live and work near the Lake Yellowstone Hotel.The victim, 63-year old Lance Crosby, was an experienced hiker and Montana native who had worked in Yellowstone going on five seasons. The grizzly bear and one of her cubs believed to be responsible for his killing have been captured. If it is determined that the captured sow is indeed the bear that mauled and consumed Crosby it will likely be euthanized and its cub placed in a zoo.last_img read more

House to probe misinformation, ‘fake news’ in SEA games hosting

first_imgMANILA – The House of Representatives isset to investigate on supposed “fake news” about the reported blunders inhosting the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. Kabayan party-list Rep. Ron Salo saidthe House Committee on Public Information will investigate the spread of falsereports that undermined the country’s efforts in staging the biennial sportingevent, which will open on Saturday at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed his displeasure over the series of lapses that has so far marred the Philippines’ hosting of the SEA Games that he called for an investigation into the allegations of corruption and incompetence./PN “As a result of these fake news, the Philippines is painted as a complete failure in its hosting, with foreign media calling it Muddle in Manila,” Salo said. According to Salo, there was an emerging “pattern of fake news”on the Games, including the kikiam supposedly served to the Philippine women’s football team for breakfast when in fact it was chicken sausage, and the circulating photo of the Biñan Sports Complex still being constructed when it was actually a different picture.center_img “There was a concerted, deliberate, organized, and seemingly malicious disinformation campaign in the media to discredit the SEA Games, its organizers and the Philippines itself,” Salo said in his privilege speech. Anakalusugan party-list Representative Mike Defensor asked Salo whether purveyors of these misinformation could be made criminally liable for their acts, which the latter responded to the affirmative. “I will definitely be happy to investigate this particular fake news being propagated either in the social media or the traditional media,” Salo said.last_img read more