A Thanksgiving ‘Thank You’

Monday, November 25, 2013

  This Thanksgiving, The Salvation Army World Service Office is thrilled to be featured as Global Impact’s Charity of the Week.  Please visit http://charity.org/resource-center/success-stories/sawso to view stories and…

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Answering Complications with Compassion for Fishermen in Japan

Monday, September 30, 2013
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Isolation can create unforeseen complications. In a well-known biblical account, Jesus and his disciples withdrew to an isolated area, but were followed by crowds who sought healing and…

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FedEx Donates 16th Disaster Response Unit to Salvation Army

Friday, April 5, 2013
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Our friends at FedEx visited The Salvation Army of Sao Paulo, Brazil last month for an official ceremony to celebrate the company’s donation of a brand new Disaster…

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Salvation Army Today, March 14

Thursday, March 14, 2013

This week’s Salvation Army Today video – brought to you by The Salvation Army Southern Territory – covers The Salvation Army’s continued response in Japan two years after the devastating tsunami, and features one…

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Japan Tsunami Recovery Continues With Help from Salvation Army

Monday, March 11, 2013
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Contributed by Brian Swarts, Assistant Program Director – Strategic Planning for The Salvation Army World Service Office (SAWSO). Two years ago today, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off the…

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FedEx Lends Support to Northeast Disaster Relief

Thursday, November 1, 2012
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FedEx Corp. announced yesterday that the company is donating $100,000 cash and $100,000 in-kind transportation services to The Salvation Army for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The donations are…

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Remembering & Honoring 70 Years Later

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
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Did you know that 2012 marks the 70th anniversary of Executive Order 9066? This order, issued by President Franklin Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, forced all persons with Japanese ancestry to be removed from the West Coast leading to the internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans.

During this time, the greatest question for The Salvation Army was “what would happen to the orphans?”. You see, The Salvation Army’s Japanese Children’s Home was home to Japanese orphans of all ages, many of whom lived there for years.

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Japan One Year Later: Looking Ahead

Sunday, March 11, 2012
As one of many Salvation Army recovery projects, Ofunato's shopping center is a new hub of trade and commerce after the disaster wiped out this town's commercial district.

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the record-breaking earthquake and tsunami that struck the coast of Japan and devastated a nation. Wiping out entire communities along the Pacific coast, the disaster took approximately 16,000 lives throughout its course of destruction. Over the last year and fueled by your support, The Salvation Army has been honored to help the communities of this great nation build again.

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Japan: One Year Later

Thursday, March 8, 2012
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Through my experience with The Salvation Army, I’ve witnessed first-hand how much goes into emergency recovery responses, and that the response is not just contained to the first few days or weeks, or indeed, until the media moves onto another story.

Recovery efforts continue well into the weeks, months, and sometimes years ahead – until families are back on their feet, shops are reopened, school bells ring, or until a new normal is established. I

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Solid Faith & Service

Friday, January 20, 2012
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It’s unlikely that you’ve ever heard of the Solid Rock Club of Alexandria, VA. The intimate club of 25 men in recovery at The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) is no secret, but the humble work they’ve accomplished over the years serving others seems to be in hiding!

I discovered the group’s existence after stumbling upon an article featuring their good work on The Salvation Army’s Southern Spirit Online site (thanks Southern Territory!).

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