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
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!).
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
This week (April 15-21) is National Volunteer Week, a time to recognize volunteers and encourage people of all ages to seek out creative ways to get involved in their communities.
The Salvation Army is sending a gigantic “Thank You!” to all of our faithful volunteers. We truly cannot Do the Most Good for those in the most need without the whopping 3,400,000 volunteers that help us annually!
Thursday, March 22, 2012
It’s amazing how often an individual’s spiritual and emotional transformation results from life’s curveballs. C.S. Lewis famously said “Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.”
No one understands this better than Tanya. As a soldier for The Salvation Army in San Diego, she is a shining example of Christ in her love for and service to others.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
You might remember when we blogged about Katie Wilkinson back in October, a high school student from Tempe, AZ with a huge heart for The Salvation Army.
As founder of the Red Kettle Club (RKC) at her school – a group of young philanthropists who support the community year-round through The Salvation Army – and keeping up with the workload of her junior year, Katie is one busy lady!
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
That’s how much The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit raised during its 25th annual Bed & Bread Club Radiothon this past weekend. Every penny will go towards fighting hunger and homelessness in the most depressed areas of Detroit.
Friday, February 24, 2012
“Jesus and religion are on opposite spectrums. See, one’s the work of God, but one’s a man-made invention. See, one is the cure, but the other’s the infection.”
Do you agree with these words from Christian rap artist Jefferson Bethke? His famous rap video titled “Why I Hate Religion but Love Jesus” has garnered almost 20 million views on Youtube, contributing to the rising trend of “YouTube Christianity”.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Nominated by his boss, Lynn Kallgren, as a Salvation Army employee deserving recognition for his character and achievements, Keith Butler has worked tirelessly as a Data Entry Specialist for The Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters in San Diego for 17 years, all the while volunteering his time when the hours allow for it.
“He’ll actually work after church on Sunday all day so that he can take Friday off to ring bells at our red kettles,” Lynn said.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Do you enjoy running for approximately 35 minutes? Do you like to support a good cause while you’re at it?
Here’s your chance! If you live in the Washington, DC area (or willing to travel), you can break a sweat on April 28th at The Salvation Army’s Kettle Classic 5K run/walk benefiting the Turning Point Center – a transitional living center for homeless women with children.