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Help for wildfire evacuees and first respondersupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 18:02:00

A raging wildfire has forced 32,000 residents to evacuate their homes near Colorado Springs, Colorado. Extreme heat and winds gusting to 65 mph fueled the Waldo Canyon Fire as it broke through containment lines Tuesday afternoon.

Colorado fire 'smacks you in the face'updated: Wed Jun 27 2012 18:02:00

Neighborhoods in Colorado Springs, Colorado, are evacuated as the Waldo Canyon wildfire continues to spread.

Ethicist: Health bans and 'sin taxes' can easily backfireupdated: Fri Jun 08 2012 15:43:00

I was walking down 125th Street in Harlem last week when my iPhone beeped to alert me that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg had proposed saving obesity-prone urbanites from themselves by banning restaurant sales of large sugary sodas and teas.

Protect immigrant women from violenceupdated: Wed May 16 2012 08:08:00

Nicole came to the United States from Indonesia on a temporary fiancée visa, fully expecting that she would enjoy life in a new country with the U.S. citizen she intended to marry. Instead, she found herself trapped as a victim of sex trafficking.

Help en route to tornado victims updated: Mon Mar 05 2012 15:08:00

Severe storms tore through the Midwest and South on Friday, killing at least 32 people. Tornadoes were reported from Alabama to Ohio.

Help for storm victims in the Southeastupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 11:41:00

Severe weather tore through the Southeast Sunday night and Monday, killing at least two people and injuring more than 100.

Different ring this year for Salvation Army donationsupdated: Fri Dec 23 2011 21:53:00

Salvation Army bell-ringers are a familiar ornament outside local retailers during the holiday season, but over the past month it hasn't been the rings from their bells that are catching people's ears.

CNNMoney: Gold coins, diamonds land in Salvation Army kettlesupdated: Thu Dec 22 2011 15:12:00

This time of year, familiar Salvation Army volunteers don a Santa's hat and stand on the street corner collecting loose change to feed the needy -- and every now and then they strike gold, literally.

Salvation Army embraces social mediaupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 07:49:00

CNN's T.J. Holmes talks to Maj. George Hood of the Salvation Army about using virtual bell ringers to collect donations.

CNNMoney: Salvation Army's red kettles team up with Squareupdated: Thu Nov 17 2011 09:36:00

The Salvation Army is well-known for its ubiquitous red kettles and bell-ringing change collectors.

Beyond Bravery: The Women of 9/11updated: Wed Sep 07 2011 12:52:00

A sneak peak at 'Beyond Bravery - The Women of 9/11,' premiering September 5th at 11 p.m. ET.

Depot in 'Dreamsville USA' among sites named national landmarksupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 22:10:00

One weekend out of the year, the tiny town of Dennison, Ohio, is transported to the 1940s. The brassy tones of swing music drift from the town center on an evening breeze. Children giggle as they weave through the legs of men in World War II uniforms while women serve lemonade and cookies at town's canteen.

How to help flood victimsupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 06:29:00

This year's historic flooding of the Mississippi, Missouri and now the Souris rivers has forced thousands across the Midwest to evacuate -- leaving some with a fear of losing everything.

Flood raises nuclear safety concernsupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 06:29:00

CNN's Jessica Yellin talks to nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen about the safety of nuclear power plants in the U.S.

'We are going to need a lot of help'updated: Fri May 27 2011 17:15:00

Kathy Dennis of the American Red Cross talks about the damage caused by the tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri.

How to help Joplin, tornado victimsupdated: Fri May 27 2011 17:15:00

Severe weather this weekend spawned tornadoes that devastated the country's heartland.

How to help storm and flood victimsupdated: Fri May 06 2011 13:30:00

The severe storms and tornadoes that ripped through the South and Midwest killed at least 327 people, making it the third deadliest outbreak in U.S. history.

Survivors start road to recoveryupdated: Fri May 06 2011 13:30:00

The storms that devastated the South are gone, but the survivors are just beginning to realize how much they've lost.

Winning the lottery: Does it guarantee happiness?updated: Fri Jan 07 2011 18:33:00

She was a mother of three living in a small apartment and working four jobs. And then, as if in a fairy tale, she won her state's lottery last year. But the story doesn't have the happy ending you might expect.

'We're not gonna blow this money'updated: Fri Jan 07 2011 18:33:00

A Washington state couple comes forward to claim their share of the $380 million Mega Millions jackpot.

CNNMoney: Help out during the holidaysupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 15:54:00

We are right in the middle of the most spectacular display of economic activity all year -- holiday shopping season.

CNNMoney: Buy Dickies pants, help Detroit's unemployedupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 05:19:00

It's rare that buying yourself clothes actually benefits others, but one apparel maker aims to change that by helping thousands of unemployed workers in one of the hardest hit areas of the country.

Frosty, frozen and frigid: Cold snap grips the U.S.updated: Tue Dec 07 2010 20:51:00

Cold weather frosting much of the country spared Florida's citrus crop Tuesday, but more near-record lows expected overnight will pose another challenge.

It's cold outside!updated: Tue Dec 07 2010 20:51:00

Wintry weather from Maine to Florida.

Salvation Army store collapseupdated: Sat Nov 27 2010 12:43:00

Police say part of a Salvation Army store and warehouse has collapsed in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Part of building collapses on Salvation Army store in Coloradoupdated: Sat Nov 27 2010 12:43:00

A loft office collapsed at a Colorado Salvation Army thrift store, sending debris onto people below and launching a frantic search for someone who may have been missing, authorities said Friday.

One person possibly missing after collapse at Salvation Army storeupdated: Sat Nov 27 2010 10:05:00

A loft office collapsed at a Colorado Salvation Army thrift store, sending debris onto people below and launching a search for someone who may be missing, authorities said Friday. Ben Glicksman: Get to know Ravens linebacker Jameel McClainupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 10:49:00

After growing up in a Salvation Army rescue shelter, Jameel McClain didn't view going undrafted by the NFL as a major hurdle.

Report: Donations to major charities dropped by billionsupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 12:14:00

Donations to the country's 400 biggest charities plunged last year by 11 percent, the worst decline since the Chronicle of Philanthropy started ranking the fundraising organizations two decades ago.

New Orleans resilient but still strugglingupdated: Sun Aug 29 2010 07:51:00

Cynthia Morrison purchased her first home on August 1, 2005. Hurricane Katrina wiped her New Orleans East home off the map before she could make her first house payment.

New Orleans: The challenges aheadupdated: Sun Aug 29 2010 07:51:00

Some areas of New Orleans are still struggling after Katrina. CNN's John Roberts spoke with the city's mayor.

Port in N.C. closed after containers with explosive material puncturedupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 15:32:00

An early-morning hazardous material spill has been contained, but officials in Morehead City, North Carolina have closed its port and recommended evacuation of its downtown area after nine containers of high-explosive materials were punctured.

States battered with record lows face more frigid weatherupdated: Tue Jan 05 2010 22:14:00

Another band of frigid weather will blanket the eastern two-thirds of the nation Wednesday, battering states already dealing with record-low temperatures that have been blamed for at least five deaths.

Salvation Army shootingupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 21:26:00

A Salvation Army Major was killed in front of his three children outside a Salvation Army facility in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Salvation Army major shot dead in Arkansas on Christmas Eveupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 21:26:00

A Salvation Army major was shot dead in front of his three children on Christmas Eve in North Little Rock, Arkansas, authorities said.

Money Magazine: How to give when the giving gets toughupdated: Fri Dec 04 2009 12:52:00

Nancy McCauley Branstetter, a former communications executive at Ford Motor Co., is passionate about a cause that feels especially urgent lately: helping disadvantaged children and families who live in the economically stricken Detroit area.

Tiny homes big in down economyupdated: Mon Apr 13 2009 12:10:00

More people are learning to live small by trading their big homes for financial freedom. CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports.

Thousands join London G-20 protestupdated: Sat Mar 28 2009 22:06:00

Thousands of people have converged in the center of London for the first major protest ahead of next week's G-20 summit.

Protesters unite in Londonupdated: Sat Mar 28 2009 22:06:00

Demanding jobs, climate control and social justice, about 35,000 protesters marched in London ahead of the G-20 summit.

CNNMoney: Charities see donations drop as need spikesupdated: Fri Feb 13 2009 12:00:00

Charities are just as vulnerable, if not more so, to economic weakness as are corporations.

Winds continue to spread Australia's wildfiresupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 02:27:00

Winds whipping across southeastern Australia's countryside continued to fan deadly brushfires Wednesday, spreading flames through rural towns and ravaging scores of homes.

CNNMoney: Secondhand stores shine in weak retail marketupdated: Fri Jan 02 2009 12:56:00

On a Wednesday afternoon in late December, the average wait to sell clothing at Buffalo Exchange, a Manhattan consignment shop, was about 25 minutes. Beyond the front counter, where the consignors sought pocket cash and tax deductions, nearly a dozen shoppers squeezed themselves between overstuffed racks in the 450-square-foot space, seeking bargains amid used designer jeans and last season's cashmere sweaters.

Grieving woman finds comfort in $3.99 crècheupdated: Fri Dec 19 2008 20:59:00

It's naptime in the manger. The rosy porcelain baby is sleeping quietly beside his mother, who dozes on her back on the barn floor, despite her permanent bent-kneed posture and a broken-off right hand.

Fortune: Sign of the times: Stolen Christmas treesupdated: Thu Dec 18 2008 10:03:00

With the economy tanking, it may not be a surprise that nuisance crimes like petty theft and vandalism are on the rise. But even police departments are scratching their heads over the latest hot loot: Christmas trees.

Holiday icon fights slowdown by 'tweeting,' textingupdated: Thu Nov 27 2008 08:21:00

Jerrye Lail's heart attack took her by surprise, but when overwhelming medical bills forced her and her husband, Dan, to ask for help from the Salvation Army, that was a real stunner.

Mississippi keeps risingupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 17:56:00

Officials wait to see if the only remaining levee in Winfield, Missouri, will hold.

Sodden, crumbling levee protects Missouri townupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 17:56:00

Sodden and crumbling, the Pin Oak levee was the only thing standing between Winfield, Missouri, and the flood-swollen Mississippi River on Wednesday. McCain and Obama on Patriotismupdated: Thu Jun 26 2008 00:00:00

How the candidates define their love of country may help determine the election's outcome. TIME asked each for his view of the meaning of patriotism. Here's how they responded

Wedding Etiquette: Showersupdated: Mon Jun 09 2008 12:15:00

Should members of the bridal party attend all the pre-wedding events, Rebecca Dolgin of with the answer.

Too broke to be your maid of honorupdated: Mon Jun 09 2008 12:15:00

The TV no longer sits on a moving box, but she's still using filing cabinets as end tables. Desiree Jacobsen graduated from college years ago, so why does her apartment resemble a dorm room? It's hard to save for the finer things when you've had to shell out money to be in five weddings in one year, three times as maid of honor.

Police to Atlantans: If you can, 'stay out of the city'updated: Mon Mar 17 2008 12:38:00

Atlanta was scrambling back to normalcy Monday, but city officials warned it could take time to clear the devastation left by a tornado that swept through the city's downtown Friday evening.

CNNMoney: Save money on energy billsupdated: Thu Feb 21 2008 15:10:00

Rising oil and gas prices are putting the squeeze on everyone's budget. Here are top tips on how to save money on energy.

Republicans back bill allowing employers to require English only updated: Thu Dec 13 2007 09:12:00

Republican leaders in the House are supporting a bill that would let employers set an English only policy on the job. Toy Recalls Leave Charities Waryupdated: Tue Dec 04 2007 14:00:00

With millions of toys recalled this year, charities across the country are struggling to play Santa David Beckham Bends it for Charityupdated: Mon Nov 05 2007 13:22:00

The night was quite chilly (by Southern California standards, at least). But that didn't stop more than 5,500 fans from coming out to support David Beckham's L.A. Galaxy and a slew of soccer-loving celebs like Superman Returns's Brandon Routh and Without a Trace's Anthony LaPaglia for their charity match Sunday. Poll: U.S. Unready for Hurricanesupdated: Thu Jun 07 2007 19:40:00

The National Hurricane Center is forecasting an active year for storms, but a new poll shows that people living in coastal areas still aren't prepared

CNNMoney: IRS cracks down on charity cheatsupdated: Fri Mar 23 2007 17:23:00

As a group, Americans are pretty philanthropic, but we also love to overstate our generosity. Especially when it comes time to filling out our annual tax return.

CNNMoney: Credit score do's and don'tsupdated: Fri Nov 17 2006 12:50:00

Question: Where can I find an inclusive list of items (do's & don'ts) that affect my FICO score? - Anita

Fortune: Strange bedfellowsupdated: Wed Feb 08 2006 02:47:00

An unlikely coalition of evangelical Christians, FORTUNE 500 executives and environmentalists is coming together to press the U.S. government to take action to curb global warming.

CNNMoney: Getting help with your heating billsupdated: Thu Feb 02 2006 12:04:00

Punxsutawney Phil is predicting six more weeks of winter, and that isn't good news for your gas bill. This is especially true since home heating bills are up about 35 percent this season.

CNNMoney: From Katrina to Rita: The aid crushupdated: Fri Sep 23 2005 15:22:00

There truly is no rest for the weary on the Gulf Coast, nor for the aid organizations that have been providing life-saving assistance for them over the past month.

CNNMoney: Aid given out so far: $860M+updated: Mon Sep 12 2005 12:26:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - More than $60 billion in federal government aid and more than half a billion dollars to the Red Cross alone have been earmarked to date for relief to those from the areas ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.

CNNMoney: Aid given out so far: $600Mupdated: Fri Sep 09 2005 17:40:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - More than $60 billion in federal government aid and more than half a billion dollars to the Red Cross alone have been earmarked to date for relief to those from the areas ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Want to help?updated: Tue Aug 30 2005 09:55:00

The Federal Emergency Management Agency lists these organizations for those seeking to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina:

CNNMoney: The 'Donald' does do laundryupdated: Wed Jun 29 2005 10:30:00

Donald Trump can handle dirty laundry.

CNNMoney: Most overlooked deductionsupdated: Mon Feb 07 2005 11:39:00

The difference between owing taxes and looking forward to a refund check often comes down to one word -- deductions.

Strawberry Fields is not foreverupdated: Wed Jan 12 2005 07:00:00

The children's home that inspired the Beatles' hit song "Strawberry Fields Forever" is to close.

CNNMoney: Charitable giving: Make the most impactupdated: Wed Dec 22 2004 12:08:00

Although you wouldn't necessarily know it by the urgent tone of many fund-raising appeals, not all charities are in dire straits. The Salvation Army, for example, announced in January that Joan Kroc, widow of the founder of McDonald's, had bequeathed a whopping $1.5 billion to the nonprofit, or more than it raised from all private contributors last year.

CNNMoney: Holiday gift hellupdated: Mon Nov 15 2004 13:42:00

It happens every year. Despite parents' best intentions to downplay the commercial aspects of the holidays and infuse celebrations with the true spirit of the season, the festivities deteriorate into a big, fat gimme-fest.

CNNMoney: Turning old cell phones into new cashupdated: Wed Jun 23 2004 10:37:00

Way back when, groups like Scout troops and the Salvation Army raised money by picking up old newspapers, bottles, and cans, and reselling those commodities in bulk for pennies.

Fortune: Tip Off news of noteupdated: Mon Feb 09 2004 00:01:00

INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE SHENANIGANS In the last month or so we've seen sketchy accounting from Switzerland's Adecco, a shady last-minute deal by Canada's Conrad Black to sell his interest in Hollin...

At least 1 killed in apartment blazeupdated: Fri Jan 23 2004 12:34:00

Firefighters battled a massive fire Friday that broke out at an apartment complex in Edison, New Jersey, claiming at least one life.

CNNMoney: Salvation Army's golden archesupdated: Tue Jan 20 2004 10:54:00

The estate of McDonald's Corp. heiress Joan Kroc will donate more than $1.5 billion in cash to the Salvation Army, in one of the largest individual charitable gifts ever, the charity confirmed Tuesday

Scoping out the volunteersupdated: Mon Jan 19 2004 11:17:00

Sure, you could decide whom to vote for by listening to the candidates speak and reading their position papers, but wouldn't it be easier if there were armies of political-science majors who did all the sorting and thinking for you?

Money Magazine: The Money Guide To Wise Giving Smart ways to support a charity, from writing a check or donating your stuff to updated: Sun Dec 01 2002 00:01:00

When Liza Prior Lucy, a quiltmaker and author in New Hope, Pa., writes checks to charities every December, three groups are top of mind: Beyond Pesticides, an organization that monitors pesticide m...

Money Magazine: Wise giving guideupdated: Wed Nov 27 2002 14:13:00

When Liza Prior Lucy, a quiltmaker and author in New Hope, Pa., writes checks to charities every December, three groups are top on her mind.

Fortune: Having Your Cake And Donating It Tooupdated: Mon Jun 12 2000 00:01:00

What's the biggest charity in the U.S. after the Salvation Army (No. 1) and the YMCA (No. 2)? Would you believe it's Fidelity's Charitable Gift Fund, one of a growing number of so-called donor-advi...


Faced with such tragedies as poverty in America, Hurricanes Bertha (below) and Fran, the TWA and ValuJet crashes, the Olympic bombing and the war in Bosnia, many Americans share the same impulse: T...

Fortune: FOUR SURE-FIRE TAX RELIEVERSupdated: Mon Mar 18 1996 00:01:00

STOP! Before you seal that envelope and run off to the post office, take a look to see if you can save yourself a few bucks with these last-minute tax tips:


'TIS THE SEASON TO GIVE TO YOUR FAVORITE charity. Problem is, 'tis also the season to give to the mail carrier, your nieces and nephews and perhaps your doorman--which might mean you're a little sh...

Money Magazine: HOW TO TRADE YOUR PENNIES FOR CASH--OR A TAX DEDUCTIONupdated: Wed Nov 01 1995 00:01:00

SAY WHAT YOU WILL ABOUT THE WORTH OF THE PENNY, BUT THE plucky little copper-coated coin is doing its bit to reduce the federal budget deficit. Because of an arcane concept called seigniorage (dati...

Money Magazine: THIS CHARITY SCANDAL MAY WIND UP HELPING DONORS LIKE YOUupdated: Sat Jul 01 1995 00:01:00

IRONICALLY, THE LATEST CHARITY SCANDAL, involving an alleged Ponzi scheme at the Foundation for New Era Philanthropy, could benefit donors to all charities. The case could put pressure on charity b...

Money Magazine: HERE'S HOW YOUR '94 RETURN CAN HELP YOU TO REDUCE YOUR TAX BILL NEXT YEARupdated: Mon May 01 1995 00:01:00

Now that you've mailed in your 1994 tax return, you'd probably like to take a well-deserved spring break from deductions, exemptions, depreciation and the general depression of grappling with the t...

Money Magazine: DO IT NOW Celebrate Thanksgiving by helping the needy updated: Tue Nov 01 1994 00:01:00

If you want Thanksgiving to mean more this year than pumpkin pie and football games, try helping those who are less fortunate than you are. Thousands of charities need people to donate, prepare, de...

Money Magazine: DO IT NOW GIVE AWAY OLD STUFFupdated: Wed Dec 01 1993 00:01:00

Scrounging around for year-end tax deductions? Empty your attic and donate old clothes and household goods to charity. We asked Goodwill Industries and the Salvation Army how much the 20 items belo...

Money Magazine: FUENTES DE AYUDA Donde padres e hijos pueden conseguir ayuda updated: Thu Mar 11 1993 00:01:00

He aqui siete organizaciones que son gratuitas o cobran un cargo nominal. Para localizarlas, consulte su guia telefonica, o vea la seccion en ingles para hallar las direcciones y telefonos. Usted t...

Money Magazine: HELPING HANDS updated: Thu Mar 11 1993 00:01:00

A resource list for parents and kids These seven organizations run free or nearly free special programs for kids nationally or in major cities. You can find out about other programs by asking at yo...

Money Magazine: GET A WRITE-OFF BY GIVING AWAY YOUR CLUNKERupdated: Wed Apr 01 1992 00:01:00

If the bottom line on your 1991 tax return makes you wince, here's an offbeat write-off to consider for '92 or beyond: the next time you're ready to sell your car, donate it to charity instead. As ...

Money Magazine: How I Survived the Dreaded IRS SUPER AUDITupdated: Fri Jun 01 1990 00:01:00

First you panic. Then you feel guilty. No matter how honest you are, your heart sinks when you get a letter from the Internal Revenue Service, as I did six months ago, announcing that you've been t...

Money Magazine: CHARITABLE GIVING What are your old clothes worth?updated: Wed Nov 01 1989 00:01:00

When you dump four bags of your old clothes on the Salvation Army, workers there will give you a receipt for four bags of old clothes. But the value of the pile as a charitable tax deduction is lef...

Fortune: Pragmatism and taxes, our affluent cigar smokers, doing deals in the elevator, and other matters. ONLY IN AMERICA (Cont'd)updated: Mon Feb 13 1989 00:01:00

BILOXI, MISS. -- The Salvation Army violated a woman's constitutional right to freedom of religion when it fired her because she practices witchcraft, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Judge Dan...

Fortune: AMERICA'S BEST-RUN CHARITIES The key clue: How much does your favorite cause spend on programs instead of overhead?updated: Mon Nov 09 1987 00:01:00

ROSS PEROT is giving away his $2.5-billion fortune. He says it is all going to charity, ''the best and highest use.'' Over the past two decades he has parted with more than $100 million, and in the...

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