Salvation Army giving slower this year

Dec 5, 2013 Full story: Business Journal 24

It isn't just the retail industry that's having tough sledding in the shortened weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Less van gas

Sharon, PA

#2 Dec 10, 2013
The Salvation Army in McKeesport, mostly uses the money to pay the workers as operational costs. But, do you all want your taxes going only towards operational cost and employees mostly? Waste of money, especially in McKeesport, because most money only goes to the employees that receive pay. If you want someone to receive something, give it to them yourself.
Less van gas

Sharon, PA

#3 Dec 10, 2013
They were several from McKeesport, and everyone thought a job was done catching them in McKeesport? No wonder McKeesport is full of crime. Most of these dopers are given toys and handouts from the McKeesport Salvation Army. Find out what days the Salvation Army gives out toys from Goidwill Industries, that's right. Salvation Army doesn't even use donations for toys to give, the use other organizations in McKeesport. Go by the long lines of people circling The McKeesport Salvation Army and you'll probably find a lot of criminals.

Salvation Army in McKeesport is keeping crime going in McKeesport.

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#4 Dec 11, 2013
what
Steve the Mule

Pittsburgh, PA

#7 Dec 12, 2013
Slammer2012 wrote:
what
Maybe you need Garrett Morris to help....

White Oak Game Again

Mckeesport, PA

#10 Dec 15, 2013
McKeesport Salvation Army is busy shopping for themselves on your donated money. Make certain to donate all your city road Salt to pave the way.
charity work

West Mifflin, PA

#11 Dec 15, 2013
salvation army is the biggest scam artists out there everytime i see or hear about a disaster the red cross is there ..........giving out blankets, clothes,new cars, homes, and lobster dinners and the SA gives out stale donuts and black coffe. what a joke! they can all stick that ding a ling bell up there asses.
Not true

Mckeesport, PA

#12 Dec 21, 2013
If you collect money to help others like The Salvation Army does, they should pocket the money? Basically, according to the above poster, the Salvation Army should stay in business collecting donations on false pretenses to only pay themselves. Just don't donate, Salvation Army can't be doing the most good by pocketing the money for themselves. The Red Cross helps, but doesn't buy new cars or lobster. All anyone can expect is they help those in disaster and Salvation Army falls brutally short in McKeesport.

Because no income guidelines apply, Salvation Army in McKeesport can give to wealthy people already eating Lobster. Didn't you know the Salvation Army can give as they please, to the already wealthy included? They can and do.

Red Cross helps anyone in a fire, Salvation Army helps themselves.
Jerry

West Mifflin, PA

#13 Dec 21, 2013
my sister was giving out handjobs to anyone who donated at least 5 bucks for salvation army
Others

Mckeesport, PA

#14 Dec 21, 2013
The Salvation Army in McKeesport, mostly uses the money to pay the workers as operational costs. But, do you all want your taxes going only towards operational cost and employees mostly? Waste of money, especially in McKeesport, because most money only goes to the employees that receive pay. If you want someone to receive something, give it to them yourself.

There were several arrested from McKeesport, and everyone thought a job was done catching them in McKeesport? No wonder McKeesport is full of crime. Most of these dopers are given toys and handouts from the McKeesport Salvation Army. Find out what days the Salvation Army gives out toys from Goodwill Industries, that's right. Salvation Army doesn't even use donations for toys to give, they use other organizations to give and appear as they are doing something useful. Goodwill Industries gives the toys to the Salvation Army, the Salvation Army in McKeesport pockets all donations for personal use, including the van gas. Go by the long lines of people circling The McKeesport Salvation Army and you'll probably find a lot of criminals. Salvation Army in McKeesport is collecting and abusing donations.

Salvation Army in McKeesport is keeping crime going in McKeesport.

Yes, they give to the same amount of kids because families are larger. 100 less families from a year ago, Varton said the amount of kids remains the same! Barton said not to worry, McKeesport is all set on donations and expected to make their goals on money collecting.

Someone dropped a $1,000 check to Sean Barton's McKeesport Salvation Army, probably Eddie.

The Salvation Army has Trib Total Media connections, which is a McKeesport political powerhouse. We all know the politics in McKeesport support Ronald Melocchi, aka Porky of McKeesport illegal gambling indictments fame. If you drink and drive twice in McKeesport and are connected politically, you can receive a $15,000 raise at all other McKeesport employees pay loss.
Kathy

West Mifflin, PA

#15 Dec 21, 2013
we love to take money off you tax paying clowns wait til we raise your taxes next year and hire more friends and family to even hose you tax payers good!! HAAA!

dumbasses !
Jarmel

West Mifflin, PA

#16 Dec 21, 2013
DO ANY OF YOU GUYS KNOW THAT WHEN THERES A FREE HANDOUT I ALWAYS SEE 99% OF THE PEOPLE GETTING THESE FREE THINGS ARE BLACK,FROM FREE TURKEY DINNERS, FREE FOOD, FREE BIKES AND TOYS AT CHRISTMAS TIME.
WHY IS THAT ?
Eddie

Mckeesport, PA

#17 Dec 22, 2013
Let me tell you why my giving is few and far between nowadays (except maybe for White Oak Animal Safe Haven, and/or Animal Friends).

Most of the people on the receiving end are dressed nicely, have blue tooths in their ears, drive nice cars etc... Last week, I was walking past the Guardian Storage building in the Strip on Liberty Ave. There was a Toys for Tots giveaway. About 90% of the people there in line, were black. Apparently the toys were packaged in black trash bags for easy handling. Anyhow, I was near a nice black Lincoln MKZ when the trunk opened by the remote fob, and lo and behold this black guy puts his freebies in that he just got for all of his childrens from this giveaway. There was an article in the paper about this Toys for Tots thing, and to qualify, you had to show your Access Card, EBT Card, or SNAP card.

How about showing proof of your unemployment instead of proof of your Welfare? I will NEVER give another dime to anyone on Welfare who does not want to work. I give enough every 2 weeks when I get paid.

These pigs get it all
Clark Griswold

Carlisle, PA

#18 Dec 26, 2013
The Salvation Army just plays upon the guilt of middle-class white people. It's simply a charity that flourishes through manipulation of working people and their wallets.
free lunch

West Mifflin, PA

#19 Dec 26, 2013
salvation army gives away to the trash that dont wanna work several establishmants were giving out free xmas dinners to the needy too, 99% were black i wont give another penny to charities that hand all this free stuff out and these people dont even want to work. all scum.

i heard people were stealing salt and paper shakers and ketchup bottles.
what a farce
RTgeany

Petersburg, VA

#20 Dec 26, 2013
I have always worked and supported my family. I have given to SA for maybe 20 years--every time I see a kettle. Well, recently I asked for a little help --temporary. They gave me maybe 12-15 dollars worth of food--and this was for a family of 4 for 2 weeks!!!
Never again will I drop a nickel in their bucket.

Since: Feb 07

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#21 Dec 26, 2013
In my area a SA bell ringer was busted for embezzling from the pot. How many more are getting away with it? I give to the animal shelters.
gloria

Pittsburgh, PA

#22 Dec 27, 2013
no donations from me this year people at kettles all looked scummy didn't trust putting money in with them and since when do bell ringers smoke and text while bell ringing
Who cares

Beaver Falls, PA

#24 Jun 27, 2014
This is a Beaver Falls forum
Who cares about McKeesport
I think one thing though, since Sal Army closed the store in town (now a dollar type store) it was a nice store I went to often but not no more
Ho J Pimpson

Hanover, PA

#25 Jun 29, 2014
Who cares wrote:
This is a Beaver Falls forum
It's actually the Pennsylvania forum you big beaver face mofo.
leave it to beaver

West Mifflin, PA

#26 Jun 29, 2014
speaking of beavers my sister has a cute shaved one with pink lips

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