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Perceptions of Poverty: A New Report

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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

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.

Happy National Salvation Army Week!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Today, we kick off our 59th annual National Salvation Army Week. Each year, this week serves as an opportunity to celebrate our volunteers, donors and program beneficiaries who have enabled us to serve in the United States for 132 years.

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

Friday, May 11, 2012

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.