Story submitted by guest blogger Larry Rowe, Soldier of The Salvation Army Lighthouse Corps and Family Services Operations Manager for The Salvation Army in San Francisco.
We use the socks donated by Hanes on outreach night when we pass out sandwiches to homeless people.
It’s something you have to see to believe. Even though the folks we serve (my formerly-homeless self included!) may have greater needs such as shelter or food, they get so excited when offered a new pair of socks.
The Salvation Army of Portland has empowered visitors to their food pantry. Thanks to a generous $9,800 grant from LIFE Center Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation, clients who would normally stop by the pantry for a box of food can now shop and select what foods they most need in their household.
As we recognize National Volunteer Week and celebrate the important work that our volunteers contribute each and every day, The Salvation Army is asking, “How do you do the most good?”
We’d like to hear from our supporters, including volunteers, employees, and fans and followers on social media, how you volunteer and help your communities.
Today is Salvation Army founder General William Booth’s birthday! He was born on April 10, 1829 in Sneinton, Nottingham, England.
Booth found his passion for teaching the gospel in 1851 when he joined the Methodist Reform Church of London as Pastor. 14 years later, he would find himself preaching to crowds on the street of London’s East End; home to the city’s most poor and destitute.