Wednesday, June 13, 2012
We’re all familiar with the relatively small sacrifice required to assist those in the poorest parts of the world. Organizations like Compassion International, Samaritan’s Purse and of course, The Salvation Army are adept at providing amazingly high returns from relatively small investments, in terms of improving the lives of those they help.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Throughout the summer months, American Signature Inc. (ASI), best known as the parent company of popular retail brands Value City Furniture and American Signature Furniture, is providing comfort and style to the homes of American families in need by partnering with The Salvation Army.
Monday, June 11, 2012
The following was contributed by Erik Sundman, Divisional Worship Arts Director for The Salvation Army Northern Division.
The origin of the Army’s work in each country is unique.
For example, in 1879, a 17-year old girl named Eliza Shirley defied the initial wishes of Salvation Army founder William Booth by establishing the Army’s presence in America. (That seems to have worked out well!)
Friday, June 8, 2012
On Sunday, June 10, The Salvation Army is taking part in recognizing Abused Women and Children’s Awareness Day, an opportunity to reflect on how we can stop the violence that is destroying the lives and well-being of children and promote ways to aid victims.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Beyond the confines of a brick wall outside The Salvation Army’s Ruth Lilly Shelter for Women and Children, youngsters screamed and giggled.
They chased one another through the mulch covered playground, only stopping to climb or bounce on the obstacles that happened to land in their path.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
What goes around comes around.
At least that’s the motto that Majors Kevin and Linda Jackson have been using since they began working at The Salvation Army in Billings, MT just under two years ago.
Upon beginning their service in Montana, the Jacksons found there was something lacking in the long-term outcomes of their social services. Were they meeting the big picture needs of their clientele by feeding them once in awhile? Were they truly helping to break the cycle of poverty?
Friday, June 1, 2012
Today is the 75th Annual National Donut Day! Nearing the end of World War I in 1917, The Salvation Army established a mission to provide for the needs…
Thursday, May 24, 2012
May is Older Americans Month, a yearly celebration of the older adults in our communities. Since the 55-plus age category is the fastest growing group in the country, The Salvation Army’s programs for older adults are more important than ever.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
If there’s one thing FedEx has mastered, it’s delivering. And they did just that and more when they visited The Salvation Army, Golden State Division in San Francisco during National Salvation Army Week.
But this wasn’t your typical white package delivery.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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.