The Salvation Armystealing from the salvation army

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The salvation army in mcallen, texas has two workers stealing from the salvation army. Major dan ford and juan gomez. Anything that is high priced and donatated is kept by these individuals. We have been instructed by store manager juan gomez to inform him when we receive these items so that the major can decide if he wants these items for himself. Both of thses individuals who hide behind the bible have kept for themselves, cars, boats, named brand clothing, and jewlery. I thought anything donated to the store was to be sold so that less fortunate could be able to buy these items. Juan gomez sold a car donated to the store on ebay and kept the money. Local police found out car was stolen and questioned mr. Gomez and the major but for some reason mr. Gomez got away with this. These two thieves mentioned above are so called christians who stal for themselves and I plan to go to the local news and tell them everything if you do not take action. So what are you going to do about this.


  • Ih
    I.H.S Mar 08, 2010

    Unfortuntaly, like any type of employer, The Salvation Army is still subject to criticism from disgruntaled and dismissed employees.

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    LOVE ARMY Mar 11, 2010

    If an employee sees anything that should be reported they should not wait to report it until they are dismissed. All is well at The Salvation Army except having to deal with those who try to hurt The Salvation Army by inuendos and lies.

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  • Ji
    Jim McCart Jan 11, 2018

    @LOVE ARMY Then get fired when they report it to the head thief . Sure thing .

    3 Votes
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    Beneficiaries452 May 19, 2010

    RE: The Salvation Army ARC 452 Clinton Avenue Albany, New York 12206
    Captains Donna Cole & Gregory Cole

    The Salvation Army has done well, if not an excellent and reliable service in helping domestically and foreign countries, We will not dispute this at all. However, the Adult Rehabilitation Center located in Albany, N.Y. has become a huge disappointment for us the beneficiaries and also employees, We expected to be treated like human beings, not violated, disregarded, discriminated, harassed, punished, freedom of speech, freedom of privacy, treated like a criminal, no credibility whatsoever.
    The captains Gregory Cole & Donna Cole are two relentless dictators that have taken their position to the extreme and will yield to no one and answer to anyone. Their illegal practices should not be ignored any longer. They a disgrace to The Salvation Army uniform and the Christian Religion.
    The Adult Rehabilitation center is a total fraud and outright failure when it comes to helping people with homelessness and addiction issues. It is just what it is, “A Front”. A money machine exploiting human suffering.
    Cole & Co., have the audacity to call it work therapy, it is actually work abuse. They are totally doing The Most Harm than The Most Good. We, the beneficiaries are the back bone of this organization. Most of the work is done by the beneficiaries with little or no recognition at all. All this revenue is being used for good purposes, no argument here, but we do not deserve to be treated like animals.We have no idea what mental state Donna Cole is in, but she has control issues. According to Captain Gregory Cole, “We are leftovers”. Chapel service May 2010. We are harassed all day long by Donna Cole watching us through the windows, talking to us like we are second class citizens, this is America, not a communist country. The captains have no education, they are sick enough to wonder why the census is down to 29 beneficiaries. This center holds up to 90 men. We wonder what they tell the coronel.
    The Salvation Army ARC employed Captain Gregory Cole & Captain Donna Cole who are the administrators at this center. The Captains and their workers are undereducated (with the exception of one counselor and the bookkeeper). Everyone else has minimal or no education at all, including social skills.
    Captain Gregory Cole & his dictorial communistic wife, Donna Cole were sent from Akron, Ohio to administer the business and rehabilitation aspect of the program here in Albany, N.Y. Why and how they were sent and continue to be here is a mystery. Their Hitler style dictatorship approach has decreased the population of the center and has created a hostile, stressful, mentally unhealthy environment for the beneficiaries and employees alike. For example: Employees must attend mandated AA/NA meetings, which has been ruled unconstitutional and illegal by the NYS Supreme Court of Appeals Ninth District and it is illegal according to the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission. So, what is wrong with this picture? A religion mandating an illegitimate religion?
    These two, husband and wife, Gregory and Donna, who outright claim to have met Jesus, violate Salvation Army codes and policies including theft from donations which they take home. Not only do they steal and fudge paperwork, they also violate and/or ignore health hazards, human rights violations, Equal Opportunity Laws, OSHA laws, Time Warner Cable theft and constitutional law. These organizations would take great interest once they are exposed, which has just begun.
    Gregory and Donna Cole actually taunt the legal system and all persons who file complaints against them while providing church services in their chapel. There are many witnesses to attest to this bizarre, erratic, compulsive and outrageous behavior. But, we are not credible witnesses according to them, so this problem continues to arise at an alarming rate.
    They have hired their 19 Year old son (Aaron Cole) on the payroll, who just sold a sterling silver tray weighing 30 ounces according to his beneficiary cohorts from Ohio to a pawn shop on central avenue and at times does not show up to work but somehow his timecard is time stamped for the day. Hmmmm…Must be Mommy who clocks in for him (isn’t that stealing?). Is this a healthy environment for a rebellious 19 year old that dropped out of school?
    The captains’ wife Donna, takes two of her favorite beneficiaries who originated from Ohio (and happens to be white), to spend the weekend with her, which is totally unethical, it may be a sexual thing, but let’s just assume that’s hearsay.
    Also, one of her favorite beneficiaries physically assaulted another, and he was supposed to be thrown out of the program, but, he just received one week without his freedom (restriction). In comparison, if it were a Black or Latino, forget about it. Another beneficiary stole a pair of boots (which unfortunately happened to be Latino), received an indefinite restriction and was threatened with dismissal of the program. Is that logical? We think not.
    Captain Gregory Cole & Co., has hidden under the tax free shelter domain for quite a few years now and their demeanor toward us the beneficiaries is to humiliate, discriminate, harass and overwork us for the benefit of the self interest of the Salvation Army, they call it work therapy, we in the real world, call it work abuse, and last but not least, in the name of Jesus, as he proclaims.
    These monsters that practice what is the supposed to be most sacred, makes a mockery out of human suffering and the Bible. We are considered second class citizens to them and have no right to complain, we must be grateful according to their distorted beliefs.
    We thought Christians were supposed to be kind, supportive and helpful to others. Not these two, they are too psychologically impaired and incompetent or dumb when it comes to dealing with cultural diversity and all matters concerning administration. Ministry school alone does not cut it.
    These centers should not be allowed to continue these abuses.
    This letter will posted on many websites, media, N.Y. District attorney, state and county entities, etc., and will be mailed to as many people that donate goods to the Salvation Army as soon as possible, maybe, just maybe something will be done. Until then, we pray for the other less fortunate beneficiaries and employees that cannot fend for themselves.

    Yours Truly,
    Beneficiaries of 452
    P.S.: By the way, who is benefiting? It’s not us.

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    denise k. smith Oct 27, 2010

    I can believe anything someone have to say about Ms.Donna Cole. She has not been born again.

    Akron, Ohio

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    denise k. smith Oct 27, 2010

    Mr. Cole is with the wrong lady. Donna is a nothing woman who will do anything .She is not a person who has been born again or believe in god. Donna is a mess.

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  • Sa
    Salvation Army Is A CULT Nov 09, 2010

    The ARC in Oakland, CA has a lot of the same issues. ARCs are to make money, they provide treatment in order to get free labor.

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    kathymargo Apr 10, 2012

    The ARC in Detroit is the same

    1 Votes
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    no but wish to join Feb 15, 2014

    America is a fortunate place to live but Australia
    is a secret Cuntry (spelt correctly) as Darlinghurst Salvo shop are tops at
    ripping off their unit, the store volunteers work together fixing high prices
    for the generous gifts the Sydney rich donated but when a poor person comes into
    the store applying for a Salvo voucher, that is when all hell breaks out as
    then Central Salvos get involved to why they won’t accept vouchers and
    discredit those who apply and throw the needy out serving rich only. This store
    like so many others reaps in huge profits; the volunteers take home the best
    merchandise for free. Take for example a lounge sold for $500 one hundred goes
    to the Salvos, the rest is divided up by the volunteers and most furniture is
    sold at horrific high prices that the workers share in profit sharing system
    raking in heaps. No one can report this act nor go to the media as in Sydney NSW
    most charities are all corrupt and follow suit so the system protects them. At
    the Crown St Salvos, rotten stale food is served to the homeless and the poor that’s
    not fit for pigs. The Salvos old food store on recycled out of date food sell
    rusty tin sold near to shop prices. The Salvos rakes in heaps but the poor are
    not allowed to complain or else. Even Google won’t say a bad word against them
    in Sydney. Corrupt charities in Sydney are out of control but the media shows most
    of them to be of excellent conduct. A Royal commission into the Salvos paedophile
    ring is underway but seriously a Royal commission into the Vinnie’s and Salvos operations
    are way overdue. Australia's rich protect these vermin so does the glorious media
    as they all amalgamate to protect Sydney’s corrupt rotten charities who all neglect
    the poor and carry out the sedition and exclusions on behalf of the greedy rich
    state, so really what has happened to compassion and decency? Christian charities
    are all rotten and corrupt in Australia, there are no good ones left, and they
    are all rotten but Vinnie’s and the Salvos take the cake. Google Australia keeps
    em’ clean. The truth in Australia is suppressed it cannot be publish it is
    shame Australia Shame <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

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