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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.

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Japan: One Year Later

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Through my experience with The Salvation Army, I’ve witnessed first-hand how much goes into emergency recovery responses, and that the response is not just contained to the first few days or weeks, or indeed, until the media moves onto another story.

Recovery efforts continue well into the weeks, months, and sometimes years ahead – until families are back on their feet, shops are reopened, school bells ring, or until a new normal is established. I

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

You can help feed the hungry by the click of a button.

As part of Minnesota’s annual FoodShare campaign, the largest food drive in the state, The Salvation Army’s Northern Division is asking that you ‘Like’ their Facebook page. For every new fan on Facebook, one meal will be donated to a hungry Minnesotan.