Cutting the ribbon at the grand opening of The Salvation Army's Family Store in the Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands.  Turks and Caicos.

Salvation Army in the Islands: Part Three

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.

Value City Furniture has a new supporter!

Thank You, American Signature & Value City Furniture!

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.

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Salvation Army in the Islands: Part Two

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

While participating in the mission trip in the Turks and Caicos Islands, we were able to visit a government-sponsored school called New Beginnings, a place for students whose parents cannot afford private school and for teens who are troubled. Among the students are girls who are either pregnant or have already become mothers, and Haitian-born kids who live on the island and are rejected.

By partnering with Rotary International, The Salvation Army’s senior transportation program in Middle Caicos has greatly improved the quality of life for residents who must travel a distance for banking and shopping.

Salvation Army in the Islands: Part One

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!)