October 21, 2014 |
Don G. Stout, 68, of West Chester, who sold commercial printing and volunteered for various causes and once received $10,000 on behalf of the Salvation Army, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, at home of appendiceal cancer. In December 2007, Mr. Stout was serving as a Salvation Army bell ringer outside the Boscov's store in Exton when a man approached and passed him a hand-written note. The letter explained how the Salvation Army had provided him with coffee and doughnuts 40 years before while he served at his military post.
October 17, 2014 |
A JUDGE yesterday rejected the Salvation Army's attempt to shield five employees from being questioned by lawyers who are suing the nonprofit over last year's fatal Market Street building collapse. Common Pleas Judge Mark Bernstein ruled that the Salvation Army cannot invoke Fifth Amendment privilege for the five and ordered that they be produced for depositions between Oct. 21 and Dec. 1. The decision was praised by attorneys for the victims and relatives of those who were killed or injured when part of a building being demolished fell on top of a Salvation Army store at 22nd and Market streets, June 5, 2013.
March 22, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA The Salvation Army has agreed to donate its property at 22d and Market Streets for use as a memorial park to honor the victims of the building collapse that killed six people there in June. The agreement was announced Thursday by Mayor Nutter, who praised the charity for its generosity. The transfer still needs approval from several authorities in New York state, where the Salvation Army is headquartered. Maj. Robert W. Dixon, the Salvation Army's regional director of operations, attended Nutter's news conference but, by prior arrangement, did not speak.
March 21, 2014 |
CITY TREASURER Nancy Winkler attended the press conference in Mayor Nutter's reception room yesterday, but she wasn't behind the podium. Winkler sat in the audience, holding her husband's hand, as city officials announced that the Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia would donate 2,445 square feet of prime real estate for a memorial park at 22nd and Market streets - the site of last year's demolition accident that killed Winkler's 24-year-old daughter,...
January 26, 2014
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January 16, 2014 |
This story was updated at 10:a.m. Wednesday. Calling the Center City spot where six people died in the collapse of a Salvation Army thrift store "a sacred site," relatives of two victims have joined a diverse group of civic and business leaders and design experts to advance the idea of a memorial at the location. The 15-person committee wants to establish a permanent park at 22d and Market Streets, but as a first step would like to have a temporary memorial in place by the one-year anniversary of the collapse on June 5. The committee includes the parents of one of the victims, Anne Bryan, and the fiancée of another, Kimberly Finnegan.
December 6, 2013 |
Amid seasonally cold weather, about 70 people of different faiths gathered at a Center City church on the eve of the six-month anniversary of the June 5 Market Street building collapse to remember the six people who died and the 14 injured when a four-story wall fell onto a Salvation Army thrift shop. Sarah Clark Stuart, who lives near the site where a building was being demolished, came up with the idea for the interfaith service. She said it was necessary to "provide a moment for family and members of the public to remember victims of the tragedy.