Salvation Army

Airs Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Major Ray Morton, Shreveport Corps Officer, and Paige Smith, Executive Director of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, about the Salvation Army’s 2nd annual “Fooling Around with Cars.” This is a fundraiser for the Salvation Army’s Boys and Girls Clubs. This event takes place this Saturday, April 28, at The Salvation Army’s Boys & Girls Club, located at 2821 Greenwood Road in Shreveport. Registration takes place from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. followed by the car show from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Airs Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Gary Joiner takes us back to the beginning and the mission of the Salvation Army.

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Airs Tuesday, December 13, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Gary Joiner looks at the history of the Salvation Army.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.

Kate Archer Kent

The familiar Salvation Army Red Kettle bell ringing outside stores is growing more urgent. There are about 30 Red Kettles in the Shreveport-Bossier area and donations are down by 23 percent this year over last, according to Commanding Officer Major David Craddock.

“A lot of it has to do with the economy. People just aren’t sure. People aren’t spending. This year, too, Thanksgiving came on the latest day in November it can. So we had at least one week less of kettle time this year," Craddock said.

Commentator Gary Joiner explores the history of the Salvation Army and its Red Kettle campaign.