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In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
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A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
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The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
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THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - The Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign kicked off Friday, and with this year's record unemployment rates and unstable economy, the Salvation Army says it's important to give what you can.
It's a familiar ring that kicks off the holiday season.
"It's really a time where we encourage the community to dig deep and put some money in the kettle," says Lt. Matt Cunningham of the Salvation Army.
Dollars, quarters, and dimes are donated every second.
"It does help us provide Christmas for needy children and families.
But it does more than that. When you drop a couple bucks in the red kettle, one of the many places that money goes is to the Needham house, a transitional home for women and children.
19-year-old Jazmine Edwards, and 52 year old Robin Davis moved into Needham home two months ago. Jazmine came here from DFACS, Robin was sleeping on the streets.
Now not only do they have a roof over their heads,they've both found a job, and friendship.
"She's more of an adoptive mom, but we fight and play around like we're sisters," says Jazmine.
The Salvation Army's Social services department has seen a drastic increase in calls of people interested in the shelter. And even more just crying out for financial help.
"The utility bills are the greatest needs. You know there are calls constantly everyday all day," says Toni Walden.
They say the economy is to blame but cold weather adds fuel to the fire. Heating bills are a problem.
"We're helping on average between 300-350 people a month," says Lt. Cunningham.
So make it a point to help this holiday season.
You never know who's life your dollar will save.
Almost 5% of the county is receiving the Salvation Army's services this year. That's up drastically from last year. Feedback