Salvation Army Today, December 13

Thursday, December 13, 2012

This week’s Salvation Army Today video – brought to you by The Salvation Army Southern Territory – features The Salvation Army’s World Record Bell Ringing Contest happening now, the passing of General…

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Salvation Army Today, September 13!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

This week’s Salvation Army Today video – brought to you by The Salvation Army Southern Territory – looks back at the 9/11 terrorist attacks, features our rebuilding efforts…

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Meet Wesley, Julien & Marie: Doing the Most Good in Fond-des-Negres

Monday, August 13, 2012
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We blogged about The Salvation Army World Service Office’s (SAWSO) presence at the 19th annual International Aids Conference in Washington, DC. The event brings together 25,000 leaders, experts…

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Haiti: SAWSO’s Life-Saving Solutions for a Nation in Need

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
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Among the 25,000 attendees at the 19th annual International Aids Conference happening right now in Washington, DC are representatives of The Salvation Army’s World Service Office (SAWSO). This event is just one more way for SAWSO employees to hear the latest scientific developments on the disease and learn more about the global response to HIV.

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Salvation Army in the Islands: Part Two

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
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While participating in the mission trip in the Turks and Caicos Islands, we were able to visit a government-sponsored school called New Beginnings, a place for students whose parents cannot afford private school and for teens who are troubled. Among the students are girls who are either pregnant or have already become mothers, and Haitian-born kids who live on the island and are rejected.

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Rebuilding in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Friday, March 30, 2012

You might remember when we blogged about the reconstruction planning of The Salvation Army’s Delmas 2 compound – the headquarters and facilities site that marks a 60-year presence…

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Solid Faith & Service

Friday, January 20, 2012
Photo Courtesy of www.SouthernSpiritOnline.org

It’s unlikely that you’ve ever heard of the Solid Rock Club of Alexandria, VA. The intimate club of 25 men in recovery at The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) is no secret, but the humble work they’ve accomplished over the years serving others seems to be in hiding!

I discovered the group’s existence after stumbling upon an article featuring their good work on The Salvation Army’s Southern Spirit Online site (thanks Southern Territory!).

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Haiti 2 Years Later: Build with Us

Thursday, January 12, 2012
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“There is a city to build. There is a country to save. Do not be an observer, become a builder.”

In January 2011, one year after a 7.0 earthquake rocked the country of Haiti, these inspirational words were spoken at a Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving in Port-au-Prince. The speaker was Divisional Commander Major Lucien Lamartiniere, himself a victim of the disaster.

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Salvation Army Rebuilds Schools in Haiti

Friday, October 28, 2011

The U.S. has been relatively blessed in 2011 as far as natural disasters go. Outside of the damage left by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, the stormy season has been fairly quiet. We thank God for His blessings on our country.

It’s easy to get stuck in the bubbles of our personal lives. In the midst of fall activities, work and family, I often forget about our friends in Haiti who are still suffering in the aftermath of 2009’s earthquake. But while they continue to pick up the pieces, progress is being made. We are pleased to share an encouraging update of Haiti’s redevelopment from The Salvation Army Southern Territory.

Thanks to The Salvation Army’s Haiti Recovery and Development (HRD) team, Salvation Army school buildings in Port-au-Prince were repaired so that nearly 700 students could begin the school year on time.

The HRD school renovation and construction team worked hard throughout the summer months, battling harsh weather conditions such as heavy rains and flooding to ensure the classes could begin.

Project Manager David White and Assistant Project Manager Raymond Cédoine were the leads on this project. Along with managing the actual construction process, they trained teams of workers to be able to maintain the buildings long after the rebuilding process.

It is The Salvation Army’s hope that by the end of 2014, all 20 schools affected by the earthquake will have been repaired and reconstructed. Read the full story here from The Salvation Army’s Southern Territory’s $10 for Haiti Website.

As we reflect on our personal blessings this holiday season, let us not forget the suffering and those who sacrifice to “Do the Most Good” for those in need.

New roofing and walls. Photo Courtesy of www.tenforhaiti.org.

Supervisors David White and Raymond Cédoine. Photo Courtesy of www.tenforhaiti.org

David trains construction teams. Photo courtesy of www.tenforhaiti.org
If you would like to donate to The Salvation Army’s Disaster Relief, please visit https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/.

Click Here to read about The Salvation Army of Haiti.

“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23

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Remembering 9/11: Honoring Major Evelyn Chavez

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Before joining The Salvation Army as an Officer, Major Evelyn Chavez worked as a Triage Medical Assistant. Her experience provided her with the proper training to deal with stress and trauma – fitting for the life-changing situations she’s been faced with since joining The Salvation Army.

And she’s seen it all.

Major Chavez provided care at Columbine high school in the late 90’s following the shootings. She served as Incident Commander for survivors of Hurricane Katrina, and, most recently worked as a Chaplain in Port au Prince following the earthquake in Haiti.

But she’ll never forget Ground Zero. After the 9/11 attacks, Major Chavez worked tirelessly for two straight weeks in a Salvation Army tent at Ground Zero treating victims.

She sees every opportunity to serve as a blessing from God, a way to serve Him better. What an Amazing Example!

Thanks to the Salvation Army Western Territory’s blog Expect Change, her journal entries from that time have been recorded. Every day of this week Expect Change will be posting a journal entry from Major Chavez’s time at Ground Zero, chronicling the conversations, the scenes, and the personal moments that we’d otherwise not know about.

You can visit Expect Change by Clicking Here. This is not to be missed!

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