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Volunteers needed to ring bell for Christmas in July

The Salvation Army needs volunteers to ring the bell for the Christmas in July Red Kettle Campaign.  This community event will take place on July 25-27 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. There will be several kettle sites set up with volunteers needed at each site. The sites involved are: Bassett’s, The Jet Express/PC and 5 PIB locations. All proceeds will help support The Port Clinton Salvation Army Service Unit.

If you are interested in ringing the bell for Christmas in July or would like to make a donation please contact Director, Maureen Saponari, at 419-732-2769 or 1854 E. Perry Street   Suite #800,  Port Clinton, OH  43452.

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Tools for School program

The Salvation Army-Port Clinton Service Unit is now accepting applications for the Tools for School program.  The Port Clinton Service Unit’s Tools for School program will assist local families in need of school supplies and book bags.   

Applications for this program can be picked up starting today and are located at The Salvation Army Office, The Sutton Center, JFS, Ida Rupp Library, Oak Harbor Library and Genoa Library.  

Completed applications should be dropped off at The Salvation Army Office located in suite #800 at The Sutton Center.

This program is supported by The Ottawa County Community Foundation, Stensen Foundation and local donations.  If you are interested in making a donation to this program, please send or drop off your donation at The Salvation Army-PCSU, 1854 E. Perry Street, Suite 800,   Port Clinton, Ohio 43452 or speak with Director, Maureen Saponari.

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The Salvation Army accepting applications for Camp NEOSA

The Salvation Army’s Camp NEOSA this year is June 25-30. The camp program is provided to the first 35 children ages 6-12 who register. Transportation is provided. 

Camp NEOSA is one of the many programs offered by the Port Clinton Service Center. This program is made possible by funding through local contributions from residents and businesses. Due to generous funding, they are able to offer a weeklong camp experience to thirty five applicants this year.  

At Camp NEOSA the camper will experience many activities that are geared towards assisting the development of their physical, social, and spiritual needs. To meet these needs, the camp is aimed at helping learn and develop good health habits in cleanliness, proper rest, balanced diet and exercise. Camp NEOSA also provides an opportunity for each camper to contribute to and receive from a group living experience, help with making their own decisions, participate in activities that stimulate creativity and experience an atmosphere that fosters independence.

Camp NEOSA is located on a 200-acre peninsula on 1,000-acre Leeville Lake in Carrolton, OH. The natural surroundings contribute to the spiritual, educational, social, and recreational needs of every camper and camp days are filled with hiking, swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, sports and drama activities.  

Applications are available at The Salvation Army office in The Sutton Center.

If interested in applying or finding out more information, contact Maureen Saponari at The Salvation Army-Port Clinton Service Center at 419-732-ARMY (2769) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Registration will be on a first come, first served basis.

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