April marks the 27th annual National Alcohol Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD); a nationwide campaign intended to raise awareness of the health and social problems that excessive alcohol consumption can cause for individuals, their families, and their communities. This year’s theme, “Help for Today, Hope for [...]
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, [...]
“The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.” – Max Lerner Most people will tell you they have experienced at least one turning point during their life, where enlightenment and desire for change met God-given opportunity. For Jatavius, this was [...]
When times get tough, it’s easy to lose hope and look to quick fix remedies like junk food, impulse purchases, and emotional outbursts. For some, drugs and alcohol are a quick source of comfort, but these short-term solutions can drive a struggling individual into further depression and despair. At times like this, we need to [...]
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 man’s triumph over addiction through counseling at one of The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Centers (ARC). Enjoy! Receive weekly updates by subscribing to Salvation Army Today’s YouTube [...]
There are some doors that only God can close. That’s what Howard realized after he finally overcame his dependency on drugs through the physical and spiritual counseling at The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center in Atlanta, GA. While it wasn’t an easy road to recovery, Howard is at peace, having a renewed sense of self-worth [...]
At the height of his alcoholism, Clyde Hensley would pray, “God, don’t wake me up in the morning.” He didn’t want to be a burden on anyone, including himself. Growing up in Akron, OH, Hensley had a pretty normal childhood. He had nice parents, worked at a Harley Davidson dealership, and played in a couple of bands. [...]
“I’ve managed through [the ARC] program to fix the broken relationships, to reunite with my family. There was a time in my life when I would always be seeking change and I’d say, ‘this time is going to be different’….This time IS different.“ The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) in San Francisco just released [...]
On any given day of the week, employees working in the back of a Salvation Army Family Store will sort through hundreds of donated items. And occasionally, items need to be scrubbed, repaired or lifted in some way in order to be resold at the front of the store.
At the Orange County, California Salvation Army Family Store, this is where “Band Aid” Mike comes in.
This week’s Salvation Army Today video – brought to you by The Salvation Army Southern Territory – covers human trafficking, addiction, and the release of The Salvation Army USA’s annual report. You can subscribe to Salvation Army Today’s YouTube channel by clicking here. Enjoy!