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Local Address: Portsmouth, United Kingdom
The Salvation Army
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The Salvation Army's Capt. ..., 31 Mar 2014 [cached]
The Salvation Army's Capt. Scott Flanders talks with Madie Rogers and Gayle Pierre, who have taken part in the Sharon citadel's programs for 30 years.
And that isn't the first time I've heard that," Flanders said.
Most recognized for its bell-ringing, Red Kettle drive before Christmas, the Salvation Army is primarily a church, with outreach efforts that shelter, clothe and feed people, he said.
With an annual budget of about $700,000, the money raised in the kettle drive is about one- tenth of what it needs to operate locally, and Flanders hopes if he can get the word out about all the programs, residents may be willing to offer support year-round.
The Salvation Army has been in the Shenango Valley for more than 100 years, Flanders said, and he thinks its reputation has been passed down between generations.
"I think people know that their parents supported the Salvation Army and that we're a good organization, so they support us. But if you asked them what we do, I don't know how many could tell you," he said.
Just one example of a community program that is gaining popularity, he said, is the senior center programs and meals held on Fridays.
Flanders said the church asks for a $2 donation but if people can't pay, it's no problem. The Shenango Valley Shuttle Service makes multiple trips to the building in Sharon, he said, and that is how most participants get there. But the Salvation Army will also pick them up, he added.
Donations from Giant Eagle, Donofrio's and Panera Bread provide bread for seniors to take home each Friday, he added.
Donations are welcome, Flanders said.
Another part of the budget goes toward sending some 60 children from all over the Shenango Valley to Camp Allegheny each summer in Ellwood City. "Camp is a huge thing. We don't advertise because word-of-mouth brings us so many that are interested," he said.
But funding all the social service programs gets tougher each year, Flanders said, as costs rise and donations stay level. Right now, he said, he has no idea how he's going to pay a $6,000 heating bill.
Salvation Army Capt. Scott ..., 8 Jan 2014 [cached]
Salvation Army Capt. Scott Flanders said he received a number of calls, all from the Farrell area, from people who said they were living outside and needed help. As long as they could show identification, Flanders said he was able to put them up temporarily. "There were folks who were staying on somebody's porch or someone who may have worn out their welcome wherever they were living," he said.
Along with the weekly food distribution, Flanders said the Salvation Army on Fisher Hill in Sharon gave out 53 blankets and  more than 70 sets of hats and gloves and he still has some in stock.
Among the guest speakers were Salvation ..., 1 Oct 2013 [cached]
Among the guest speakers were Salvation Army Capt. Scott Flanders, who along with Marta Nagel, a caseworker for the Sharon-based church, told the audience about a handful of people they've helped in recent weeks.
That's not enough to live on," Flanders said.
Flanders said.
Another woman, he said, is 58 years old and is disabled. "She was using the entirety of her Social Security disability check by mid-month, paying people to take her around to where she had to go, to run errands and keep appointments. And by the time she did that, she had no money for groceries," he said.
The Salvation Army connected her with a caseworker from the Behavioral Health Commission and she was able to get transportation, instead of paying friends to taxi her around.
The Salvation Army has a food giveaway every Tuesday morning. "It begins at 11 a.m. and people start lining up well before 8 a.m. They stand outside in all kinds of weather - rain, snow, freezing cold, blistering hot, whatever, just to get some day-old bread and produce. What does that say? Flanders asked.
Flanders, who has been in the Shenango Valley for about a year, and Nagel, who has been involved with the Salvation Army and who was once a recipient of its services, said they see a change on the horizon and not for the better.
Flanders said he is often surprised at what young people don't know, when it comes to making ends meet.
And now we're seeing three generations of families who have not learned these things," Flanders said.
Juston Mckinney: Comedian + Blue Collar Comedy the Next Generation, 16 Aug 2008 [cached]
"This was a public relations dream come true," said Portsmouth Salvation Army Capt. Scott Flanders.
For Flanders, seeing Perry turn his life around is an inspiration to him and to the others who visit the Salvation Army. "He is a testimony to all those people who he used to live with who are still living on the streets drinking," Flanders said.
Portsmouth Herald Newspaper - Complete News from November 27, 2003 [cached]
11/27/03 - Capt. Scott Flanders didn't enlist in the Salvation Army for a cushy desk job."I may be the executive director, but I have no interest in giving out orders from behind a desk.I want to be directly involved in helping people all the time," says Flanders, of the Salvation Army of Portsmouth.
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