Salvation Army Names Award Winners - Recipients to be Honored at May 11th Annual Allegheny County Appreciation Luncheon

Apr 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from Salvation Army

    PITTSBURGH, April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Western
 Pennsylvania Divisional Commander Lt. Colonel Joseph DeMichael is pleased to
 announce the 2001 Salvation Army Annual Allegheny County Appreciation Luncheon
 award winners.  Recipients will be honored at the organization's Annual
 Allegheny County Appreciation Luncheon at 11:30 am on Friday, May 11th at the
 Pittsburgh Hilton and Towers.  The event serves to kick-off National Salvation
 Army Week.  Those to be honored include:
 
     National Exceptional Service Award -- Newman's Own, Inc.
     This award is given on a limited basis on a national level.  Since its
 inception, Newman's Own, Inc., founded by actor Paul Newman has given away
 more than 100 million dollars for charity.  100% of profits after taxes are
 distributed worldwide from Newman's Own sauces, dressings and other food
 products.  The Salvation Army's Western Pennsylvania Division has received
 $32,000 from Newman's Own to help fund the "Round-Up for the Hungry" program.
 Round-Up, a joint venture with Giant Eagle, provides needy families with
 vouchers for perishable foods not available in food banks.
 
     William Booth Award -- Russell P. Miller
     This award is named after the founder of The Salvation Army.  Russell
 Miller has made major financial commitments to The Salvation Army's Western
 Pennsylvania Division, in addition to supporting many other local charities
 and nonprofits.
 
     Catherine Booth Award -- She'rri Gambrill
 This award is named for the co-founder of The Salvation Army.  For the past
 8 years, She'rri Gambrill has been a volunteer with the Mellon Financial
 Corporation Read Aloud program at The Salvation Army's Family Crisis Center.
 She is also active in her church, serves as a mentor and volunteers for a
 variety of special events sponsored by Mellon Financial Corporation.
 
     Others Award -- Sheetz, Inc.
     This award is given to an individual or entity that has contributed
 substantially to the benefit of others.  Sheetz has provided more than 2,500
 children in the tri-state area with a unique Christmas shopping experience,
 the "Sheetz Family Christmas" program.
 
     Community Service Award -- STAR 100.7
     Given to an individual or entity that has demonstrated vision in community
 service.  STAR 100.7 sponsored a Christmas party and toy program for the
 residents of The Salvation Army's Family Crisis Center.  All children and
 their parents were provided with special gifts, a party and a day of fun at
 Dave & Buster's, Inc.
 
     Project Bundle-Up Award -- Kops For Kids
     Given to an individual or entity that provides exemplary service to The
 Salvation Army and WTAE-TV's Project Bundle-Up.  Kops For Kids is an
 organization of area police chiefs that raise money for children's charities.
 To date, they have contributed more than $30,000 to Project Bundle-Up.
 
     Media Award --  WPGH FOX 53/WCWB 22
     Given to an individual or media outlet for outstanding promotion of The
 Salvation Army.  WPGH FOX 53/WCWB22 "adopted" The Salvation Army's toy
 program, "Treasures for Children."  The stations promoted the program to both
 clients and donors.  They sponsored a number of fundraisers as well as the Toy
 Finale Program at Monroeville Mall.
 
     Christmas Angel Awards -- These awards are given to individuals or
 entities that give outstanding support to The Salvation Army during the
 holiday season.
 
     Dwight White -- Former Pittsburgh Steeler served as the 2000 honorary
 chair of the Allegheny County Christmas Campaign.  Dwight also volunteered his
 time at the Treasures for Children Toy Finale at Monroeville Mall.
 
     Pittsburgh Firefighters Local No. 1 -- For many years, volunteers from
 Local No. 1 have donated their time to help make The Salvation Army's Annual
 Dollar Drop a huge success.
 
     Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Treasury Department -- Employees from this
 government agency annually donate their lunchtime to volunteer at The
 Salvation Army's Annual Dollar Drop event.
 
     Mellon Financial Corporation -- Mellon has been a faithful sponsor of The
 Salvation Army's Annual Dollar Drop event for 74 years.
 
     Pittsburgh Automobile Trade Association -- For 10 years, this association
 has been raising funds to support The Salvation Army's holiday feeding
 programs.  This year PATA provided The Salvation Army Worship and Service
 Centers in East Liberty, Braddock, Homestead and Westside with $25,000 worth
 of groceries.
 
     Starbucks Coffee Company -- Nationally, Starbucks Coffee Company supported
 The Salvation Army with toys for needy kids through their "Starbucks Holiday
 Angel Project."  Locally, Starbucks also provided volunteers at The Salvation
 Army's Treasures for Children warehouse with coffee; volunteered at the
 Northside Corps toy distribution; and organized a special fundraiser at their
 Squirrel Hill store.
 
     Monroeville Mall -- For many years, Monroeville Mall has generously hosted
 The Salvation Army's Treasures for Children Toy Finale Program.
 
     J & L Specialty Steel -- This company participated in The Salvation Army's
 Corporate Kettle Challenge Program, supplying volunteers on company time to
 staff Christmas kettles.
 
     Koppers, Inc. -- This company also participated in The Salvation Army's
 Corporate Kettle Challenge Program, supplying volunteers on company time to
 staff Christmas kettles.
 
     Family Toy -- Family Toy was a key participant in the STAR 100.7 Family
 Crisis Center Christmas Party.  The company hosted live radio remotes to
 encourage donations and contributed cash to help support Salvation Army
 homeless families.
 
     Dave & Buster's, Inc. -- Dave & Buster's hosted the STAR 100.7 Family
 Crisis Center Christmas Party.  The restaurant also donated debit cards for
 parents and children to use toward their game room.
 
     Pittsburgh Tribune Review -- In addition to their continued support of
 needy families through their Operation Santa Claus program, The Pittsburgh
 Tribune Review sponsored print advertisements asking the public to volunteer
 at Salvation Army Christmas kettles.
 
     For more information on The Salvation Army's Annual Allegheny County
 Appreciation Luncheon, contact Ginny Knor, Salvation Army Divisional Director
 of PR/Marketing @ 412-394-4864.
 
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    PITTSBURGH, April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Western
 Pennsylvania Divisional Commander Lt. Colonel Joseph DeMichael is pleased to
 announce the 2001 Salvation Army Annual Allegheny County Appreciation Luncheon
 award winners.  Recipients will be honored at the organization's Annual
 Allegheny County Appreciation Luncheon at 11:30 am on Friday, May 11th at the
 Pittsburgh Hilton and Towers.  The event serves to kick-off National Salvation
 Army Week.  Those to be honored include:
 
     National Exceptional Service Award -- Newman's Own, Inc.
     This award is given on a limited basis on a national level.  Since its
 inception, Newman's Own, Inc., founded by actor Paul Newman has given away
 more than 100 million dollars for charity.  100% of profits after taxes are
 distributed worldwide from Newman's Own sauces, dressings and other food
 products.  The Salvation Army's Western Pennsylvania Division has received
 $32,000 from Newman's Own to help fund the "Round-Up for the Hungry" program.
 Round-Up, a joint venture with Giant Eagle, provides needy families with
 vouchers for perishable foods not available in food banks.
 
     William Booth Award -- Russell P. Miller
     This award is named after the founder of The Salvation Army.  Russell
 Miller has made major financial commitments to The Salvation Army's Western
 Pennsylvania Division, in addition to supporting many other local charities
 and nonprofits.
 
     Catherine Booth Award -- She'rri Gambrill
 This award is named for the co-founder of The Salvation Army.  For the past
 8 years, She'rri Gambrill has been a volunteer with the Mellon Financial
 Corporation Read Aloud program at The Salvation Army's Family Crisis Center.
 She is also active in her church, serves as a mentor and volunteers for a
 variety of special events sponsored by Mellon Financial Corporation.
 
     Others Award -- Sheetz, Inc.
     This award is given to an individual or entity that has contributed
 substantially to the benefit of others.  Sheetz has provided more than 2,500
 children in the tri-state area with a unique Christmas shopping experience,
 the "Sheetz Family Christmas" program.
 
     Community Service Award -- STAR 100.7
     Given to an individual or entity that has demonstrated vision in community
 service.  STAR 100.7 sponsored a Christmas party and toy program for the
 residents of The Salvation Army's Family Crisis Center.  All children and
 their parents were provided with special gifts, a party and a day of fun at
 Dave & Buster's, Inc.
 
     Project Bundle-Up Award -- Kops For Kids
     Given to an individual or entity that provides exemplary service to The
 Salvation Army and WTAE-TV's Project Bundle-Up.  Kops For Kids is an
 organization of area police chiefs that raise money for children's charities.
 To date, they have contributed more than $30,000 to Project Bundle-Up.
 
     Media Award --  WPGH FOX 53/WCWB 22
     Given to an individual or media outlet for outstanding promotion of The
 Salvation Army.  WPGH FOX 53/WCWB22 "adopted" The Salvation Army's toy
 program, "Treasures for Children."  The stations promoted the program to both
 clients and donors.  They sponsored a number of fundraisers as well as the Toy
 Finale Program at Monroeville Mall.
 
     Christmas Angel Awards -- These awards are given to individuals or
 entities that give outstanding support to The Salvation Army during the
 holiday season.
 
     Dwight White -- Former Pittsburgh Steeler served as the 2000 honorary
 chair of the Allegheny County Christmas Campaign.  Dwight also volunteered his
 time at the Treasures for Children Toy Finale at Monroeville Mall.
 
     Pittsburgh Firefighters Local No. 1 -- For many years, volunteers from
 Local No. 1 have donated their time to help make The Salvation Army's Annual
 Dollar Drop a huge success.
 
     Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Treasury Department -- Employees from this
 government agency annually donate their lunchtime to volunteer at The
 Salvation Army's Annual Dollar Drop event.
 
     Mellon Financial Corporation -- Mellon has been a faithful sponsor of The
 Salvation Army's Annual Dollar Drop event for 74 years.
 
     Pittsburgh Automobile Trade Association -- For 10 years, this association
 has been raising funds to support The Salvation Army's holiday feeding
 programs.  This year PATA provided The Salvation Army Worship and Service
 Centers in East Liberty, Braddock, Homestead and Westside with $25,000 worth
 of groceries.
 
     Starbucks Coffee Company -- Nationally, Starbucks Coffee Company supported
 The Salvation Army with toys for needy kids through their "Starbucks Holiday
 Angel Project."  Locally, Starbucks also provided volunteers at The Salvation
 Army's Treasures for Children warehouse with coffee; volunteered at the
 Northside Corps toy distribution; and organized a special fundraiser at their
 Squirrel Hill store.
 
     Monroeville Mall -- For many years, Monroeville Mall has generously hosted
 The Salvation Army's Treasures for Children Toy Finale Program.
 
     J & L Specialty Steel -- This company participated in The Salvation Army's
 Corporate Kettle Challenge Program, supplying volunteers on company time to
 staff Christmas kettles.
 
     Koppers, Inc. -- This company also participated in The Salvation Army's
 Corporate Kettle Challenge Program, supplying volunteers on company time to
 staff Christmas kettles.
 
     Family Toy -- Family Toy was a key participant in the STAR 100.7 Family
 Crisis Center Christmas Party.  The company hosted live radio remotes to
 encourage donations and contributed cash to help support Salvation Army
 homeless families.
 
     Dave & Buster's, Inc. -- Dave & Buster's hosted the STAR 100.7 Family
 Crisis Center Christmas Party.  The restaurant also donated debit cards for
 parents and children to use toward their game room.
 
     Pittsburgh Tribune Review -- In addition to their continued support of
 needy families through their Operation Santa Claus program, The Pittsburgh
 Tribune Review sponsored print advertisements asking the public to volunteer
 at Salvation Army Christmas kettles.
 
     For more information on The Salvation Army's Annual Allegheny County
 Appreciation Luncheon, contact Ginny Knor, Salvation Army Divisional Director
 of PR/Marketing @ 412-394-4864.
 
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