A Bay Area bell ringer for the Salvation Army will attempt to set a world record for continuous ringing of a hand bell by a single person.
The economic downturn has prompted a large number of families and the working poor to seek charity this Thanksgiving holiday.
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee attended a homeless veterans outreach event in the city Wednesday as part of a nationwide initiative to help raise awareness about the services available to them.
Bay Area charities encouraged people to donate money to assist the response to a devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck off the northeast coast of Japan on Thursday night.
A Vacaville man who was fired from his job as a Salvation Army bell ringer when it was learned he is a sex offender was arrested for embezzlement Friday because he kept ringing the bell and collecting money for himself, police said.
Hundreds of volunteers are helping the Salvation Army deliver thousands of Thanksgiving meals to elderly and sick residents in San Francisco.
The economic downturn took an incredible toll on the country’s biggest charities. A new report showed the steepest decline in donations in two decades.