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The captains of the Gainesville, Florida mission are discriminatory towards their employees regarding health issues and if you elect not to attend their Church mission they harass you at work and make impossible demands of you. The captain's wife even refers to herself as "Little Hitler". This sounds really Christian right? That has to be the most awful name to call yourself next to satan as a Christian. They use scare tactics as managers and steal items from the donation bins to take home for use themselves instead of selling it through the thrift store as the salvation army code book decrees. These people are giving the local salvation army a bad name :-/

  • Updated by Al Kap · May 02, 2019

    We were at The Salvation Army Family Store & Donation Center
    Rochester Hills, MI at May- 02-2019.
    Around 9:30 - 9:50 PM the Muslim the Call to Prayer was playing from loud speaker throughout all store.
    Copy sent to Michigan Attorney General .

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    Mikebagin Dec 25, 2019
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    I wanna make a complaint about your bussiness how for the yearly toy thing for kids how both parents can't be together to pick out toys my wife is 8 months pregnant and I couldn't come with to help her with the toys or carry the items I'm finna send this to the city district of Milwaukee for more results have a great day

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    Mysterious Cat Dec 18, 2019
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    I am Transgender and I don't like being referred to as sire.

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    Angelcooper Nov 24, 2019

    I am having to set here for 2 hours earlier than my visitation just to be able to see my kid not to mention the facility is usually about 40 minutes late on bringing my child. They are very rude won't work with me on a time that works best with me. This is all uncalled for. Something else needs to be done.

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    Kindlove Oct 28, 2019

    I am a veteran who was assigned a case manager in topeka, ks named dodi. She stopped communicating with me and won't return phone calls. I don't know what to do. I was referred to them by the VA. Her contact # is [protected]. I have located numerous places to rent and i have some questions like can i get assistance with the application fee.

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    LAH08 Oct 07, 2019
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    I was given a 25% off any one item coupon the last time I donated to the Pasadena CA Salvation Army. I attempted to use the coupon to purchase a regularly-priced item on 13 Sept and the sales associate informed me that the coupon was not valid at that location. What's going on here?

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    Lynette Jackson Oct 07, 2019
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    I am a victim of domestic violence single woman with mental illness who just started working a full time job trying to become self sufficient. The place is not safe or clean the staff is not professional There is no help or funding for clients like myself who needs help moving in an apartment no counselor no information no help referralHelp please

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    Al Kap May 08, 2019
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    We were at The Salvation Army Family Store & Donation Center
    Rochester Hills, MI at May- 02-2019.
    Around 9:30 - 9:50 PM the Muslim the Call to Prayer was playing from loud speaker throughout all store.
    Copy sent to Michigan Attorney General .

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    Barbara Nemeckay Dec 11, 2018
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    The volunteer at 8500 Mentor Ave. Mentor, Ohio 44060 on Tuesday ( Dec. 4th) evening needs to be reminded on the proper behavior that Salvation Army supports. He was witnessed asking an employee for her number and getting into three employee's personal space.

    Thank you for your attention to this matter,
    Barb Nemeckay [protected]

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    Nynynyc Jun 21, 2018

    Atlantic City NJ Salvation Army is understaffed and disorganized. The staff is unfriendly and the wait times exceed 45 minutes.

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    needjustice12 Oct 17, 2017

    I was a so called patient at the Oregon rehabilitation center on 6855 NE 82nd ave. Portland. It was the worst place I could ever imagine. When I got there it was run very poorly by Dennis Earnhardt and his wife. Both were absolute thieves and were caught on numerous occasions stealing the jewelry out of the boxes in the warehouse. Shredding files at 2am with 2 shredders going. any cash that was foolishly turned in disappeared into their pockets. He is the most evil man ive ever met, a close 2nd is the facility manager who's name is Charles Lincoln, a true disgrace to humanity. Charles is a very sick individual, who suffers from multiple personalities and is a control freak like the world has never seen. He loves to punish people on a daily basis. My counselor didn't believe me when I told her about him and how he talks to people, until she witnessed it first hand and could not believe that a monster like him even had a job being in charge of a facility much less anyone at all. Charles Lincoln is a lunatic and needs to be removed period. People leave there in droves because of him and the major and Neil, all former addicts. The warehouse is soo filthy everyone gets sick and if you cant work then they open the door and tell you to get out. If you address and issue then Charles yells at you and I mean YELLS at you, that he's busy or turn in a slip, which you might as well light on fire as you will get nowhere at all. Their rules are the most idiotic ive ever heard of. Cant wear shorts even in 100 degree weather only long pants, socks, shoes, a collard shirt. no sandals. no sunglasses, no sunscreen, walk a mile to the bus stop. get 1 bus pass a week. they put everyone on food stamps and they sure as hell don't use the money for us. all their food is virtually free, I worked in the kitchen for 3 months. they get 6000 lbs of food per month for $100, and yes you heard that right 6000 lbs. The corruption there is unreal. The only good people there is the old retired couple that still work there as volunteers. they are amazing wonderful people. 88 and 86 yrs. old. I wish I knew who to contact to get a person with some authority to eliminate Charles Lincoln. The Earnhards were removed and sent to Arizona and not fired UNREAL. Dennis Earnhardt spent 18 months in prison for tax evasion, while working a the salvation army. The new majors are better but not much, they all seem to be cut from the same cloth. Its guaranteed that they pay the government off to turn a blind eye to them. They are the 2nd biggest land owners in the U.S. and have properties in 186 countries, especially Australia. They need to shut down the facility in Portland now. These people need to be procecuted.

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    Fallfornothing Aug 29, 2016
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    Purchased a CD from this store then I discovered it stolen from the case. Asked for a refund and was denied and was told to select something else which I wasn't intersted in doing. Stores like this that do not give refunds need to do a number system without leaving CD's and DVD's in their actual cases until purchased. That way consumers and store owners are protected from this in the future. MORAL OF THE STORY IS: DO NOT BUY FROM STORES THAT DO NOT GIVE REFUNDS!

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    salvationeye Aug 08, 2016

    this is not a complain but a praise on the well manners and kindness the shelter in laredo texas has shown women run by major ortiz he has done an excellent job in doing the best he can with what has been provided plus the two williams running kicthen and board and room were very calm and efficent id also like to thank ms. kimberly pierce roomate and firm believer in christ.

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    teejay1 Aug 01, 2016

    im here to complain about napier salvation army im not to sure if im on the right site oa not but we went upb for food accecdents and we got treated really badly the boss chris tryed to call police i think thy have a very bad welcoming to the familys that need help they have refuced us atleast 3 times in the last 2years they are meant to help people in need but thy dont i think some one needs to go sort the place out ... SALVATION ARMY IN NAPIER DO NOT HELP WHEN IN NEED


    thanks ...

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    dustakis Jul 27, 2016
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    She was rude to me, I actually left the store and went across to an ATM to grab some cash to pay for it. I went back and paid with cash she rolled her eyes at me and grabbed the cash out of my hand and when I left the store my mom told me that she was complaining that I didn't have cash on me. The no credit card sign was posted at the check out counter, not visible till you were checking out. And how is paying with a credit/ debit card not being raised right? I had no problem paying with cash I just need to go get some. Next time you go to pay for something with a card and they don't take them, let me know so I can question your upbringing.

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    dustakis Jul 27, 2016
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    For someone that wasn't there you sure know what happened. Please tell me the winning lottery numbers since you know everything... people read this persons comments on other post... Looks like someone needs to get a life...

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    dustakis Jul 27, 2016
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    Rude cashier, didn't have a sign on the door stating that they didn't take credit cards. When we got to the cashier to pay she was rude and unhelpful. After we left the cashier started making unappropriated comments about us to the next person in line, how do I know this? The next customer was my mother. Never going to that store again :(

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    JoshSmitt Jun 11, 2016

    Salvation Army - have worked for them for over 5 years and cannot wait to get out -- cannot wait. They hire uneducated "officers" who usually bully the paid staff (paid staff are 2nd rate citizens if you are not part of the church) into submission. These guys cannot have anyone more educated or smarter than them so they just bully to get what they want until you end up depressed and an empty shell of what you started off as. The place has a sick, twisted mentality and if you make a complaint -- the upper management all stick together to protect all the Salvation Army officers. The Salvation Army is a LUCIFERIAN organization -- disguised at being "Christian" -- they bully and demean...they pay their employees jackshit and try to get blood out of them. THe place is horrible - horrible. I have never seen anything like it and the entire organization is completely corrupt

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    Jason Abernathy Jun 09, 2016
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    Major Richard Watts and his wife Virginia are certifiably insane. In the years I've known the family, I've become aware of some serious issues. First, Major Watts has what I would consider to be a personality disorder. He is narcissistic, moody, demanding, mysogynistic, perverse, and had repeatedly used Salvation Army goods and donated money for his or his family's personal gain. He has some sexual issues as well from what I understand. When they lived in Columbia, SC, one of their sons wrecked a S. A. Vehicle driving drunk. Not only did they cover for him legally, but they also used S.A. Donations to repair the vehicle with their son never having to take any responsibility for his actions. Another son, who is now an officer, was repeatedly caught using S.A. Computers to access pornography. Both sons were given their own private rooms at the S.A. for free and were paid employees, as was their daughter and son-in-law (before he divorced their daughter. He has been moved around a lot over the years due to his inability to get along with his superiors, his mistreatment of employees, and misappropriation of funds and materials. He is rude, demanding, and has no respect for other people. His wife fits the term "dingbat" perfectly. While she's a little more friendly than her husband, she's equally guilty of mistreating employees and misappropriating S.A. Goods and money. I can't imagine either of these people being successful running or even being employed by any other company. The S.A. Seems to be an ideal place of employment for problematic people who desire power and enjoy treating desperate people with cruelty. If the S. A. ever conducted surveillance or audited this couple and the places they were in charge of, they would find far more than what anyone could imagine.

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    Cactusjumper May 10, 2016

    On May 9, 2016. W went to the Soup Kitchen in Escanaba, Michigan 49829. I asked about some boxes and Carla the main cook snapped at me THAT THEY HAD NO BOXES and THE ONES THEY HAD THEY USED WHEN PEOPLE CAME IN FOR FOOD BOXES!!! There was no reason for her to be RUDE!!! She is rude all the time to everyone!!! Something needs to be done about her!!!

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    Jada Lee Feb 12, 2016
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    A worker in the salvation army forced himself on me after our first date. He manipulated me into thinking that he didn't know or wasn't aware that he did this and I forgave him thinking that someone who does so much good couldn't do something like that and maybe I was over reacting. I am a single mother and become very lonely so I kept seeing him, he initially told me he wanted to marry me and introduced me as his girlfriend. He did not receive good reactions to us because I am a black single mom who is 6 years older then him. He then begin to emotionally abuse me because he wanted to be with me but couldn't because he was afraid of being judged. This eventually turned into him only using me for sex until he confessed that he seen no future with me he would marry me but was afraid of what everyone else would say. I was tired of the emotional rollercoaster and being treated like a secret because I'm black single mom and he is younger white male. I just don't know what to think.

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    Reviewer42090 Nov 17, 2015
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    I live at the shelter on 1907 northwest 38th st. the va is paying for me to stay their till i get a job. the monitor's here have been telling the ladies that reside here that i have been arrested for domestic violence and other accusations as well. I have not been arrested for domestic violence. This is harrassment and i have reported them to the va social worker.

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    Samatha Wilieey Mar 27, 2015

    This facility is notorious for horrible customer service, ripping off clients and employees mistreating members!

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    Casey Frederick Feb 25, 2015

    I agree I worked for the Salvation Army for a year. The officers in Murfreesboro misused Kroger cards( something like $25, 000 worth) for personal use. They used them for gas, paint, grocery shopping for themselves. Buying furniture for their house. They would cash them into visa cards so they could use them at Lowe's, local restaurants, and vacation. They even bought a $700 drum kit for church services. They abuse employees.

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    DIANNA k Feb 05, 2015

    Capt Earnhard and his ego need to go. Looks like he was a transfer already from another SA because of his cruel attitude. The solepurpose of this company is to assistant the ones who need it. If this man does not like you, he has been known to make up ### and accused the person of doing drugs. AND what happens when those UA's come back clean, Earnhart (with the Portland office) tells the person he does not like them and never has. This is the type of ego ###s that are working for Salvation Army and not one thing has ever been done about this. Who is CEO or President of this company?. ANY ONE KNOW. Post the phone number so we can all call and complain. Not only does Earnhart treat the men like this at the Portland Office, he brings his wife him and makes horrible comments about her and she like the fool she is, takes it. I reserve to give anymore of my money or property to the organization until is overall. AND YOU SEES THE COMMENTS, HOPE ITS THE HIRE UP. START CLEANING HOUSE.

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    sallyqlawinfo Dec 23, 2014

    Seeking information regarding discrimination with respect to an on going litigation regarding the Salvation Army. Please email with your story at [email protected]

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    somalicano Dec 08, 2014
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    can you please help me about where should I send or call the complaint that I have with them, if anyone knows how to talk to these people if they exist

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    somalicano Nov 27, 2014
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    their Google [protected] is registered under private people in Winnipeg Canada, please can anyone knows if any number for their main office in Northern America complain. thanks

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    imari calhoun Nov 10, 2014
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    I went to visit my brother at the Salvation Army at the Detroit location on Fort street on Sunday November 9, 2014. When I entered the building I was told by staff to remove my hat and so I did. While sitting down with my brother I observed a white guy who was a visitor also who was wearing a hat and was never told to remove his hat. I then put my hat on and purposely walked in the lobby and as soon as I stepped in the lobby I was again ask to remove my hat. So I explained to the staff that they were discriminating against me and pointed out that this white man (who was still in the lobby) was allowed to continue to wear his hat and afterwards the staff still did not tell this man to remove his hat. I really feel I was discriminated against.

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    triggers Jun 17, 2014

    I'm pretty sure the woman who runs the salvation army in Greenpoint decommissions things that are brand name or in good shape so she can either keep them or sell them online. If you try to buy any of these items or confront her about it she get verbally abusive. I used to donate hundreds of dollars worth of clothes to that salvation army but now I refuse to do so.

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    Penny315 Apr 11, 2014
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    Mental, Physical and Sexual Abuse

    I am a person with disabilities, no criminal record, and 100% bondable. In January 2013 I went into a homeless shelter for the first time in my life and was sexually harassed by an older male worker there within the first three nights after being released from the hospital for running from a man who had tried to harm me. Nothing was done to my knowledge.Within a month following this, a female counselor there released medical information about me that was personally damaging to my reputation and hugely incorrect to a landlord without my knowledge or consent. This resulted in me being stalked and harassed by a manager at the new building who was in possession of a handgun and on 10 different medications. When I filed my complaint, she stated that she and the landlord did this to "help each other out because they were friends", Nothing was done to my knowledge.

    In September 2014 I returned to the Salvation Army Shelter after facing harassment at the residence that the Salvation Army suggested I move into - it was another drug ridden building like the previous one. I was sexually harassed by another worker but did not disclose evidence of the incident until March 2014 due to how I was treated the year before when I told on their workers for misconduct. I had to beg to be allowed into the shelter, being told by the director that I was a liability. The worker had requested me to send him pictures of my breasts via text.

    I began volunteering when I moved into my new place, a place I chose this time. I cleaned the soup kitchen floors and kitchen floors/garbages 5 days a week for 5 months. During this time I was sexually coerced by a worker into having unprotected sex and possibly exposed to MRSA by him, and in that same time period was groped by his co worker. I filed an RCMP complaint against the outreach worker who groped me, and am currently trying to find out if the other employee has MRSA but am not sure that the Salvation Army is going to provide me with that informed consent to information without a legal battle and court order. He either has it or he doesn't, but it seems they would rather have me find out the hard way than confirm whether or not he has exposed me to an infectious disease. I have seen my doctor and am having blood tests run for EVERYTHING to be certain I am safe physically. The mental harm is another story, but I am getting through it.
    The man who sexually coerced me seemed so kind and said absolutely everything he had to so as to get what he wanted. I should have known that meeting someone genuine and loving was never going to be that easy. 4 years of waiting for a relationship...this was not a good experience whatsoever. I think it will be a very very long time before I try to find someone again, and I pray to God that he did not do irreparable harm to me physically. I eagerly await my next doctors appointment in the hopes that my tests will be as good as my 2 physicals received 2 months prior - perfect.

    Damn that deplorable place to Hell. The poor are better off without them. I truly mean every word of this. I would have been safer staying on the street than getting anywhere near that place - I thought the street people were my biggest danger...I was so truly wrong on that one. There are too many workers there who are true predators.

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    Asel Wood Apr 07, 2014
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    I has asked the Salvation Army at the Richmond, Virginia office for help since I will soon be evicted from my home and don't have enough money to pay to get into another apartment. I am a disabled veteran and have desperately tried numerous resources to get some help. I had explained that I will start getting Social in August that will be a big help, but the very unfriendly black dude said they don't have any funds. I know he lied. This organization is now dominated by blacks and you can be certain that most folks who donate to the Salvation are white.

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    isah Nov 28, 2013

    Kodiak Alaska. ..Please pray for this core it has run aground an is awash in idiocy . impossible to point out any short comings in leadership .

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    xcpdq9 Sep 14, 2013

    Sargent refuses to allow a homeless man to enter, then entices him into the office for arrest. Plenty more in parking lot including dames.

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    AngieJS Aug 05, 2013

    Unfortunately the Salvation Army and it's Captains are far from perfect. The new Captain(Earnhardt) of the Salvation Army in Minneapolis is abusing his powers to the point that the great and caring people who have worked there for years helping people are quitting. Counselors are no longer recommending the Salvation Army rehabilitation program because they don't have the heart to subject people to this cruel man. The Minneapolis Rehab facility can house up to 120 men at one time. In less than a month almost 70 men have left leaving only around 40(they weren't at full capacity when he and his wife took over) He has been described as one of the meanest pastors I have ever met but the men and employees at Rehab center. These men are being treated inhumanely by this man and his wife and no one has stepped into deal with the situation even though many of the families and attendees have called the Major to complain. It is a great program until someone like this man and his family step in and crush peoples spirits, not living and representing themselves in a Christian way but by being cruel and setting the example of double standards.

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    Ripped off in Roanoke Feb 04, 2013
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    The same problem happens in Roanoke, VA. The officers also steal toys from Toys for Tots.

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    FEELING SHY Dec 07, 2012

    AS HARD AS IT IS, I PRAY FOR A SALVATION ARMY OFFICER. HOW A PERSON CAN TREAT OTHERS THE WAY HE DOES IS A SIN. THE SALVATION ARMY SHOULD BE ASHAMED BECAUSE THEY TURN A BLIND EYE TO THE HATEFUL THINGS THIS MAN DOES.
    THEY ALL MUST HAVE FORGOTTEN THAT EVERYONE WILL STAND BEFORE GOD ALMIGHTY AT JUDGEMENT DAY. THOSE AT DHQ MUST NOT BE FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST BECAUSE IF YOU ARE HOW CAN YOU CONDONE SUCH BEHAVIOR FROM SOMEONE YOU HAVE ACCEPTED AS AN ORDAINED MINISTER? I PRAY BECAUSE THIS IS WHAT JESUS TELLS US TO DO AND I FORGIVE FOR THE SAME REASON. I BELIEVE IN WHAT I'VE READ ABOUT MR. BOOTH AND THIS WORK HE SAYS GOD LAID UPON his HEART TO DO. I PRAY FOR THE DIRECTOR AS WELL BECAUSE EVEN THIS PERSON DOES SPITEFUL AND HATEFUL THINGS. GOD HAVE MERCY ON THEM.

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    Mike P M Jun 14, 2012

    I worked for the Salvation Army in Wilmington' NC for the last year and a half and finally had to quit my postion as shelter Aide due to the fact that major Richard watts was the most arrogant and rude man i have ever met. he belittled all of his employees and walked around the shelter with a hateful shadow over him every day. I loved my job there, but he made it impossible to even show up for work. Besides the fact that he only paid 8 dollars a hour and only gave you 29 hours a week so that you would not qualify for company benifits.Something needs to be done about this man now. During hurricane irene I was sent to the outer banks on north carolina to help with relief work. While there Watts called me to ask what i was doing. Upon telling him of the situation of the area i was in. he said and i qoute " They are idiots and should of not lived there in the first place". With in 3 weeks 5 employees have left 3 after me. The salvation army is a wonderful org. but thay have some real problems with thier officers. Its time for Richard Watts to go.

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    Fallfornothing Feb 29, 2012
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    I'll be more alert in the future.

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    GenuineNerd Dec 08, 2011

    When you buy CD's (as well as DVD's, record albums, etc.) from the Salvation Army (or Goodwill or other thrift/secondhand stores), you should check inside the case for the right CD before you buy. Often times, CD's are either missing, badly scratched, or the wrong CD. Same with record albums...the wrong record could be inside, or the record could be missing, scratched, or broken. Unless the CD/DVD/LP is still shrinkwrapped/sealed, you must check it before you buy. Same with buying ANYTHING used...you must inspect it before you buy.

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    Weeping Jun 14, 2011
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    My complaint is that the SA in Alexander City got in tons of food for the Tornado victims, put it all in storage, have not given it out, cans have brusted from the heat. Those people out there need that food, I don't know who to complain to this about, I thought about the Red Cross, all this info is from an insider, but will not say anything for fear of losing their job. This is a sin, to harbor that food, when the people of Alabama need it so much and are still asking for donation due to the Tornado's that did so much distruction. The newspaper was contacted and they said they did not know what they could do about it.

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