May 1, 2023

The Salvation Army of Memphis is gearing up for the 3rd annual Kettle365 Telethon hosted by WREG News Channel 3, and presented by International Paper on Thursday, May on May 18th! We are in need of volunteers to answer donor calls and enter information into our online system.

Last year, we raised $15,939 during our one-day telethon. This year, our goal is to raise $25,000. Proceeds will help to fund programs in our Purdue Center of Hope, a shelter for women and children experiencing homelessness.

With your help, we can continue to provide holistic services such as counseling, financial literacy, parenting classes, youth tutoring, and so much more. Sign up to volunteer here.


The Salvation Army of Memphis hosted the inaugural Doing the Most Good Appreciation Dinner recap Thursday, April 27. Guests included volunteers and supporters who have helped The Salvation Army to 'Do the Most Good' in the Mid-South Community.

Several volunteers were awarded for their contribution to The Salvation Army throughout the years and during the 2022 holiday season. Thank you to all who attended last month's dinner. Volunteers are the army behind the Army. You are greatly appreciated for all you do!

Award Recipients:

  • "Angel of Hope": Jonathan Large (pictured top left)
  • "Doing the Most Good" service award: Kirby and Phyllis Chatman (pictured top right)
  • "Doing the Most Good" service award: Homer and Judy Moore (not pictured)
  • Top Fundraising Individual: Kurt Nelson and Hillwood Employees (pictured second row, right)
  • Top Ringing Individual: Scott and Sandra Robinson (pictured bottom left)
  • Top Fundraising Group: Collierville Rotary Club (pictured bottom right)
  • Top Ringing Group: Collierville Rotary Club


Road to Recovery: How you can help tornado survivors -

WREG News Channel 3shared how to donate to The Salvation Army's tornado response efforts in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. WREG's coverage brought awareness to storm victims in Wynne, AR, West Tennessee, and North Mississippi. In turn, they helped to raise a combined $143,163 in disaster donations for Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi between April 1 and April 13.

Salvation Army to Assist with Storm Relief Efforts in Covington -

WMC Action News 5 highlighted The Salvation Army's storm relief efforts in Tennessee.

Ways to Help Arkansas Tornado Victims -

THV11 highlighted The Salvation Army's relief efforts for storm victims in Arkansas

Suit up and Show up -

River City Lifestyle Magazine's May issue features former Salvation Army Social Services Director Sharon Cash.

In April, The Purdue Center of Hope served 69 women and children in our Emergency Family Shelter, 31 women and children in our long-term Renewal Place Family Residence for addiction recovery, 25 women in our Single Women's Residence, 74 youth in our Youth Development program, and we served 10,572 meals.

Be on the lookout for opportunities to partner with us throughout the year to keep the momentum going!

National Salvation Army Week - May 15-19

Be on the lookout for events that highlight the services The Salvation Army provides year-round.

Kettle365 Telethon/Day of Giving - May 18

The Salvation Army's annual telethon fundraiser is held each spring to highlight our year-round services and raise funds for summer programming.


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