Commissioner William Roberts, National Commander of The Salvation Army, was a recent contributor to the Huffington Post’s Impact Blog. We are so appreciative of this opportunity to share about our recent report titled “Growing Up in a Downturn” – an internal study that we conducted to better understand how our youth programs have been affected by the economic recession.
You might be surprised to learn that music is deeply rooted in the history of The Salvation Army and still plays a huge part in the organization’s everyday culture.
Why is this so? Beginning in the late 19th century, music was a method for The Salvation Army to minister to people about the Gospel. The brass instruments would grab the attention of passersby on the street!
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.
Ever dreamed of being a professional basketball or hockey player? You can make that dream come true today and tomorrow at the gymnasium of The Salvation Army’s Kroc Center in Boston, MA.
For two days only, 17 NBA World Championship banners of the Boston Celtics and six NHL Stanley Cup Champion banners of the Boston Bruins will fly from the rafters at the Kroc Center– a temporary relocation from TD Garden while the NCAA Eastern Regional Finals fly their own banners at the games March 22 & 24.