An Answer to Prayer

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Most recently, The Salvation Army Alaska Divisional Headquarters received the following plea for help from a woman in Alaska:

“I have been praying for weeks for the opportunity to bring my sister and her two boys (ages 3 & 5) home for Christmas and I know that it will be by God’s divine intervention that they are able to come home. No one in our family has the means to bring her home.”

Jake Snyder, Sr.

Homeless in Hawaii: Four Kids Reunited with Dad

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

If you’ve ever wondered how your donations to The Salvation Army are used, this story provides the mother of all answers.

Thanks to Salvation Army supporters like you, Jake Snyder has been reunited with his four children after the kids were homeless in Hawaii (see photos). The kids – Zebulon (“Z”), 16; Emily, 15; Jake Jr., 14; and Joey, 11 – were abandoned by their mother. They spent months living in a tent city with other homeless children.

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Target’s Gift of Toys

Monday, December 19, 2011

Target’s Helping Santa Out!

The popular retailer and long-time supporter donated a whopping $250,000 in vouchers for the purchase of toys for Salvation Army Christmas programs! The generous donation is a huge help to filling an ever-rising need as well as increased requests for help this Christmas.


Thank you jcpenney!

Monday, December 19, 2011


That’s the number of angels The Salvation Army reached through the wonderful support of jcpenney’s Angel Giving Tree Online system!

Through jcpenney’s support along with the loving generosity of our donors, thousands of disadvantaged children and seniors will receive a gift (or two or three) on Christmas – a much needed boost for struggling families during these hard times.