Joplin: One Year Later

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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One year ago today, Joplin, MO homes and businesses were leveled within a matter of minutes when the town suffered a direct hit by a massive EF5 tornado with wind speeds over 200 mph. The storm killed 161 people and left most residents displaced and homeless.

Throughout the day, we’ll be featuring blog posts from Danni Eickenhorst, Communications Specialist from The Salvation Army in St. Louis. She’s in Joplin today taking part in the one year anniversary festivities and the Day of Unity event.

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Army to Descend on PA Capitol

Monday, May 21, 2012
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The following news came from The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division. Since the late 1800’s, The Salvation Army has been waging war on poverty in Pennsylvania.  Just this past…

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Dress to Impress with Salvation Army Family Stores

Monday, May 21, 2012
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The following was contributed by guest blogger, Sheila Fortson, owner of the Hidden Glam Boutique in Ambler, PA. Sheila is also known as “The Glam Thrifter” because she loves to shop second-hand and does it like a pro! Join her online at www.MeetSheilaFortson.com and www.Facebook.com/TheGlamThrifter.

All dresses pictured below are from The Salvation Army Family Store in Montgomeryville, PA!

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NFL Stars Support SA Youth Programs in Iowa

Friday, May 18, 2012
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Want to meet NFL stars, Tim Dwight, Brian Ferentz and LeVar Woods? The Salvation Army – Johnson County in Iowa City, IA wants to give you the opportunity…

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A Colorful Contribution from Sherwin Williams

Friday, May 18, 2012
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A new paint job can completely revitalize a room and, depending on the color scheme, enhance your mood. If only painting wasn’t so much work!

Representatives from the Sherwin Williams company in Erie, PA surely know the pains of painting large rooms. But that didn’t stop them from doing the most good at The Salvation Army in Erie, PA last week when they gave a colorful face lift to the building’s interior.

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Josie has our vote: 6th Grader composes song about SA!

Thursday, May 17, 2012
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Josie Vote, a 6th grader from La Vista School in Papillion, NE might have just made this National Salvation Army Week the best ever!

Why? As part of her Gifted Education Plan (GEP), her goal was to learn about The Salvation Army and compose a song explaining what the organization does along with promoting volunteerism and donating. She did just that and sang it beautifully in a song titled, “We Are The Salvation Army.”

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Donuts & Deals: Sprint Supports NSAW!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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It’s not even Donut Day but we’re already stuffed full of the doughy goodness!

Helping us celebrate National Salvation Army Week, representatives from well-known wireless company Sprint stopped by The Salvation Army’s National Headquarters (NHQ) this morning with coffee and a whole lotta’ donuts!

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Perceptions of Poverty: A New Report

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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Last September, we blogged about the record 46.2 million Americans living in poverty, a statistic of the U.S. Census Bureau. Since that time, the number has risen to 49.1 million. How does the Census Bureau measure poverty? See here.

Shedding some light on this issue, The Salvation Army released its newest report today titled, “Perceptions of Poverty: The Salvation Army’s Report to America,” a summary of our latest findings examining Americans’ attitudes toward those struggling to get by.

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“I’m Doing the Most Good in Worcester, MA!”

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
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For day two of National Salvation Army Week, this morning’s submission for our “I Do the Most Good” campaign comes from Worcester, MA!

The Transportation Manager at the College of the Holy Cross wanted to spotlight the amazing volunteers of Student Programs for Urban Development (SPUD), the College’s philanthropic group that serves community members in need every day of the week.

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Want to give the gift of FUN to a child in need?

Friday, May 11, 2012
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Remember watching the sunset with a s’more in your hand by the fire after a long day of riding bikes, swimming in the lake and playing flashlight tag? If you went to summer camp as a kid, you can likely reflect fondly on the experience. That’s the classic summer fun that The Salvation Army’s camps aim to provide for the kids of families who otherwise wouldn’t have the chance to go.

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