Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Diane Paddison is a woman of many hats. As a member of The Salvation Army’s National Advisory Board, a high powered executive, published author, mother, wife, and most importantly, a Christian, we’re wondering – how the heck does she balance it all?
Thankfully, in her new book Work Love Pray, Diane offers her wisdom on how to “do it all” and yet still make faith your foundation and focus.
Monday, May 7, 2012
This statistic might surprise you: 1 out of every 3 homeless people are under the age of 18. This year, 1.6 to 1.7 million youths (under 18 years of age) will experience homelessness.
I know, a little heavy for Monday morning! Facts like these are the very reasons why The Salvation Army strives each day to battle cyclical youth homelessness.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Last week, Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, released its Map the Meal Gap 2012 – a report on the estimates of food insecurity in the…
Monday, April 30, 2012
This past weekend I had the pleasure of running in The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command’s inaugural Kettle Classic 5K race in Washington, DC. All proceeds from the registration fees to the company sponsors of the race benefited The Salvation Army’s Turning Point Center in DC, a residential facility for homeless women and children in need.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
As we mentioned in Friday’s blog post, The Salvation Army was chosen to announce the Dallas Cowboys’ fourth round draft picks yesterday at Radio City Music Hall in New York City for the upcoming NFL season!
Representing The Salvation Army, Major George Hood, Chief Communications Officer, announced the Dallas Cowboys’ fourth round picks: Kyle Wilber, a defensive end from Wake Forest and Matt Johnson, a safety from Eastern Washington.
Friday, April 27, 2012
In celebration of National Salvation Army Week (NSAW), May 14-20, we’re highlighting the amazing individuals who volunteer their time to make this life a little better for those in need.
So, how do you “Do the Most Good” within your local community or around the world? We’d like to hear from our supporters, including volunteers, employees, and fans and followers on social media, how you volunteer and help your communities.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Tomorrow’s final draft picks will once again showcase an array of team colors, jerseys, famous names, and numbers. And standing among the action will be one unassuming man in his own team’s “jersey” – a navy blue, Salvation Army suit!
But not to worry, you won’t see Salvation Army officers battling it out at professional football games this fall (unless we’re ringing the bells outside the stadium for kettle donations!).
Thursday, April 26, 2012
From a homeless shelter in Pittsburgh to the safe houses of Abu Dhabi, new National Advisory Board member Pamela Abdalla has been changing lives in the name of The Salvation Army for many years.
Pamela founded and maintained a coalition committed to bimonthly cultural, educational, and social programs at the Salvation Army’s Pittsburgh Family Caring Center (FCC). To support her work with the FCC, Pamela founded one of the nation’s most unique fundraiser, the “Annual Garbage Bag Gala.”
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Ever seen the CBS show “Amazing Race”?
The fun reality game show features teams of two people racing around the world making pitstops to win prizes in attempt to win the scavenger hunt’s grand prize of $1,000,000. The show is reminiscent of the manic quest for money in the classic movie It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Two years ago, Walmart made a generous $2 billion commitment to fight hunger through 2015 and the company is certainly keeping promises.
Walmart’s “Fighting Hunger Together” campaign makes it easy for you to join the fight against hunger and bring that charitable donation to your very own community through organizations such as The Salvation Army.