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2021 Press Releases

December 20, 2021- Portland Police & Portland Fire & Rescue Team Up with The Salvation Army for Bell Ringing Competition

December 17, 2021- The Salvation Army Partners with Centro Cultural and Forest Grove School District

December 14, 2021- Century High School Students Volunteer with The Salvation Army Portland Metro

December 13, 2021- Portland Trail Blazer Anfernee Simons Donates $5,000 to The Salvation Army Portland Metro

December 10, 2021- The Community of Bend, Oregon Partners with The Salvation Army to Rescue Christmas

December 8, 2021- Caesar the No Drama Llama Partners with The Salvation Army to Rescue Christmas

November 23, 2021- Miss Clatsop County Winners to Ring Kettle Bells for The Salvation Army

November 20, 2021- The Salvation Army Partners With the Lloyd Center for Skate With The Grinch Event

November 17, 2021- The Salvation Army Brings Hope to Families in Despair at Christmas Through Angel Tree Children’s Gift Program

November 16, 2021- The Salvation Army and Community Leaders to Host Red Kettle Kickoff

November 15, 2021- The Salvation Army Moore Street to Host Community Thanksgiving Dinner

October 21, 2021- The Salvation Army Portland Metro Hires New Executive Director of West Women’s and Children’s Shelter and The Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter

October 4, 2021- The Salvation Army Salem Kroc Center Hosts Multiple Employer Job Fair in Partnership with WorkSource/Oregon

August 24, 2021- The Salvation Army Veterans & Family Center Awarded $2.4 Million Grant from Department of Veterans Affairs and Wins Gold Level Program Award for Excellence in Social Service and Ministry

August 9, 2021- The Salvation Army Partners with Fred Meyer, iHeartMedia, and La-Z-Boy for School Supply Drive

August 5, 2021- The Salvation Army Teams Up with Walmart to “Stuff the Bus”

July 21, 2021- The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center Command Closing Portland Metro Area Thrift Stores

June 14, 2021 - The Salvation Army Feeds and Supports Neighbors Through Impact of COVID-19 in Portland Metro Area

June 4, 2021 - The Deeper Meaning Behind National Donut Day


2020 Press Releases

October 13, 2020 - The Salvation Army in Oregon Sets Out to “Rescue Christmas” Due to Immense Impact of COVID-19

September 29, 2020 - Child Care Support for Families Affected by Oregon Wildfires

September 10, 2020 - The Salvation Army Oregon Wildfire Resource Page

September 9, 2020 - The Salvation Army Responds to Oregon Wildfires 

June 22, 2020 - The Salvation Army White Shield News

May 19, 2020 - Truckers' Table - Not Your Ordinary Truck Stop

May 15, 2020 - Operation Share Hope Food Drive

May 14, 2020 - Thrift Store Reopenings In Areas of Oregon

May 11, 2020 - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Partners with The Salvation Army to Meet Growing Needs

May 7, 2020 - Oregon Chinese American Community Partners with The Salvation Army to Celebrate Mother's Day

May 6, 2020 - Plant Hope in the Lives of Families in Gresham

April 30, 2020 - The Salvation Army Expands Food Services in Response to Growing Demand

April 6, 2020 - The Salvation Army Opens Unique Walk-Up Window in Portland and Drive-Thru Service Across Oregon

April 3, 2020 - The Salvation Army Continues to Provide Services Across Oregon

March 3, 2020 - Statement from The Salvation Army Regarding COVID-19

February 14, 2020 - The Salvation Army Serves Those Affected by Flooding in Eastern Oregon


2019 Press Releases

December 23, 2019 - A Heart of Gold Donates to The Salvation Army

December 18, 2019 - Making Christmas Possible for Nearly 500 Families in North Portland

December 17, 2019 - It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas in North Portland

December 17, 2019 - Making Christmas Possible for 600 Families in Washington County

December 12, 2019 - Celebrities Ring Bells for The Salvation Army and Portlanders Enjoy Free Franz Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

December 5, 2019 - Alek Starlatos Rings at the Red Kettle to Help Others in Need

December 3, 2019 - 6 Fewer Days Between Thanksgiving and Christmas for The Salvation Army to Reach $690,000 Goal

November 23, 2019 - The Salvation Army Introduces “Kettle Pay”

November 21, 2019 - Launch of New Hospitality Program at The Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter (SAFES)

October 21, 2019 - Moore Street Corps & Community Center Opens as Rental Facility for Events

August 27, 2019 - Prices are Dropping at The Salvation Army Family Store in Hillsboro

August 14, 2019 - Washington County Kids Get To “Shop with a Cop”

August 13, 2019 - The Salvation Army Values Your Donations

July 29, 2019 - Adult Rehabilitation Center Upcoming Changes

June 18, 2019 - SAFES Will Change Service Offerings

June 6, 2019 - National Donut Day

June 1, 2019 - Summer Food Service Program

May 11, 2019 - 28th Annual Gresham Plant Sale


For media inquiries, please contact Adam McGuffie, Director of Communications and Marketing, at or 503.794.3286.