The Salvation Army on Webster Street at 7th Street was evacuated after the device was found around 9:30 a.m, according to a spokeswoman for the Oakland Police Department.
San Francisco is a good example of the findings of a new survey of Salvation Army youth programs around the country that finds serious funding deficiencies for programs that target young people.
The Salvation Army received a big boost in its efforts to help people in need thanks to a donor who dropped a $10,000 check into a bell ringer’s kettle in Menlo Park.
A man and woman used a Salvation Army bell and kettle to collect money outside a Modesto Wal-Mart for themselves, according to investigators.
Salvation Army bell ringer in San Francisco has broken the previous world record for continuous ringing by one person.
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.