Tomorrow’s final draft picks will once again showcase an array of team colors, jerseys, famous names, and numbers. And standing among the action will be one unassuming man in his own team’s “jersey” – a navy blue, Salvation Army suit!
But not to worry, you won’t see Salvation Army officers battling it out at professional football games this fall (unless we’re ringing the bells outside the stadium for kettle donations!).
From a homeless shelter in Pittsburgh to the safe houses of Abu Dhabi, new National Advisory Board member Pamela Abdalla has been changing lives in the name of The Salvation Army for many years.
Pamela founded and maintained a coalition committed to bimonthly cultural, educational, and social programs at the Salvation Army’s Pittsburgh Family Caring Center (FCC). To support her work with the FCC, Pamela founded one of the nation’s most unique fundraiser, the “Annual Garbage Bag Gala.”
I’m a huge fan of the show Mad Men for a lot of reasons. Outside of any true connection I might feel with the show’s characters, my obsession with the show stems from a love of the decade’s fashion.
So you can imagine how thrilled I was to find out that “wardrobe wonder woman” Janie Bryant, a vintage lover who dresses the characters for every episode, shops The Salvation Army thrift stores for fur, leather and other finds.
Ever seen the CBS show “Amazing Race”?
The fun reality game show features teams of two people racing around the world making pitstops to win prizes in attempt to win the scavenger hunt’s grand prize of $1,000,000. The show is reminiscent of the manic quest for money in the classic movie It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.