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Do the Most Good in Your Spring Cleaning

Monday, March 19, 2012

It’s National Spring Cleaning Week! In celebration of the cleanest week of the year, the Huffington Post offered a handy list of 10 ways to de-clutter your closet….

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“Kony 2012″ Sheds Light on Trafficking Epidemic

Monday, March 19, 2012

By now I’m sure you’ve heard the words “Kony 2012.”

The 30-minute film and campaign slogan created by Invisible Children, Inc. has been popping up all over social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter. One week into the video’s release, it was officially named the most viral video in history with over 100 million views on YouTube. Whether you like the video or not, the film sheds a bright light on the atrocities of child trafficking – an industry that enslaves approximately 1.2 million children each year.

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Remembering & Honoring 70 Years Later

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Did you know that 2012 marks the 70th anniversary of Executive Order 9066? This order, issued by President Franklin Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, forced all persons with Japanese ancestry to be removed from the West Coast leading to the internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans.

During this time, the greatest question for The Salvation Army was “what would happen to the orphans?”. You see, The Salvation Army’s Japanese Children’s Home was home to Japanese orphans of all ages, many of whom lived there for years.

As one of many Salvation Army recovery projects, Ofunato's shopping center is a new hub of trade and commerce after the disaster wiped out this town's commercial district.

Japan One Year Later: Looking Ahead

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the record-breaking earthquake and tsunami that struck the coast of Japan and devastated a nation. Wiping out entire communities along the Pacific coast, the disaster took approximately 16,000 lives throughout its course of destruction. Over the last year and fueled by your support, The Salvation Army has been honored to help the communities of this great nation build again.