Remembering 9/11: War Cry’s September Issue

Friday, September 9, 2011

Have you checked out the newest edition of War Cry, a publication of The Salvation Army?

The powerful September edition is titled What We Learned From 9/11 and includes stories and testimonies from Salvation Army Officers who served on the front lines of need on September 11 and the months following.

Not to be missed:

The Story is of Glory, contributed by Craig H. Evans, Development Director for The Salvation Army of Portland, ME. Craig witnessed the terrorist attacks on September 11 from The Salvation Army’s divisional headquarters in Manhattan. His powerful account of that day is extremely moving. He attributes his team’s coordinated response amid many obstacles to God-given grace and strength.

There is Calvary, an account from Major Molly Shotzberger, Salvation Army Team Leader who worked at Ground Zero. Major Shotzberger writes about the worker who discovered three perfect crosses underneath the rubble of the World Trade Center- and called the site Calvary.

Presence – Read how Lt. Colonel Stephen Banfield, Salvation Army Incident Commander at Ground Zero, came to understand that sometimes the only thing a victim needs is another’s presence. Lt. Colonel Banfield did just that, standing with and comforting victims who were waiting for their loved ones to be discovered from the wreckage.

And much more!

Click Here to read the online articles. To order your subscription to War Cry, visit our website.

Major George Hood Elected Commission Panel Member

Thursday, September 8, 2011

We’re happy to announce that Major George Hood, Community Relations and Development Secretary of The Salvation Army National Headquarters was appointed as a member of the Panel of Religious Sector Representatives for The Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organizations.

The Commission was formed in January, 2011 in an effort to focus on the financial practices of six high-profile media-based Christian ministries.

Major Hood will be one of 25 leaders from a variety of faiths essential for addressing issues before the commission having to do with accountability and policy issues affecting religious and other nonprofit organizations.

Remembering 9/11: Video Footage

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Check out this short video containing footage from the 9/11 attacks, showcasing the “people in blue” near the end.

Did you know…

The Salvation Army was the first relief agency to arrive at the scene of the 9/11 attacks, reporting within a half-hour of the first plane hitting?
Officials granted us full control of the feeding operation at Ground Zero – a relief effort called Compassion Under Fire – for nine months following the attacks?
We served 3.2 million meals to victims, volunteers, firemen, policemen, and emergency disaster relief workers?
Salvation Army pastoral caregivers provided emotional and spiritual support to rescue and recovery workers?
We couldn’t have done any of this without the thousands of loving volunteers and generous donors that served our efforts.

Thank you for your support.

Remembering 9/11: The Freedom Bible

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Among other events commemorating 9/11 this weekend, members of The Salvation Army will join the American Bible Society in New York City on Saturday to launch The Freedom Bible. This newest edition highlights 3,500 verses emphasizing the promises and the challenges of God’s gift of freedom. This version was designed specifically for those struggling with grief and loss.

It is our hope that those remembering our country’s greatest tragedy this weekend can take solace in Christ’s promise of freedom, “The Truth will set you free”.

The Freedom Bible also invokes a deeper calling to live joyfully because of our freedom through Christ.

You can order your copy of The Freedom Bible by Clicking Here.

Click Here to learn more about The Salvation Army events taking place in New York City this weekend.