Ride for the Red Shield: Ruben Brown Makes a Stop in Nashville

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

As you know, former NFL guard for the Buffalo Bills and Chicago Bears Ruben Brown started his 7,000 mile motorcycle run to support The Salvation Army. Yesterday as…

It’s Always Sunny Here Thanks to Walmart Volunteers

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Salvation Army Community Center in West Philadelphia is getting a much needed makeover, thanks to an all hands on deck volunteer effort by Walmart.

The project is part of the Walmart Foundation’s 5-year, $2 billion commitment to fight hunger in the U.S. with food donations, $250 million in grants at the national and local levels, and collaboration with government and non-profit organizations to reach more families in need.

300 Philadelphia-area Walmart volunteers are working this week to complete the renovation, which includes cleaning, painting, installation of new fixtures, artwork and shelving, and food and clothing donations. The volunteers are specifically focusing on updating the community center’s public spaces and food service/emergency response areas.

The Salvation Army is incredibly grateful for this support that will benefit individuals and families in need!

Visit The Salvation Army Philadelphia’s Facebook page (Salvation Army Philadelphia) and Twitter feed (@SalArmyPhilly) for project updates, and find more photos updated daily at Walmart Philadelphia’s page.

1 Day + 1 Room = 1 Unbelievable Shelter Makeover

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Photo: Melissa Sue Gerrits, Fayetteville Observer

Who among us has not watched a home decorating or makeover TV show, whether it be Trading Spaces, Design on a Dime, Extreme Makeover Home Edition, or something of the like?

It’s just plain fun to vicariously play the part of a designer and flex your creativity and problem-solving skills along with the cast. Perhaps the best part is when us viewers experience the joy of the lucky home owner when they see the big reveal.

Try to contain your excitement if you can because in Fayetteville, North Carolina, The Salvation Army is turning this television event into real life, and you can be a part of it.

They’re looking for amateur decorators, crafters and home improvement gurus to take part in The Salvation Army Shelter Design Challenge! Volunteer teams will have the opportunity to each redecorate 1 room of their Homeless Shelter.

If you have an eye for design, a heart that wants to help, and know how to stretch a budget, learn more about participating at www.salvationarmyfayetteville.org or visit their event page on Facebook. The public will be invited to walk through and vote for their favorite design on September 10.

And of course, the best part of it all will be saved for the 60+ homeless shelter residents who return that evening to a redesigned and redecorated space just for them!

Racing with Faith in Kentucky

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

[Morgan Shepherd]
Lt. Mark Ferreira (right) was integral in helping establish the partnership between The Salvation Army and Morgan Shepherd (2nd to right) and his Victory in Jesus Racing Team.

Morgan Shepherd and his Victory in Jesus Racing Team competed this past weekend in Kentucky, and this time Salvation Army Lieutenant Mark Ferreira from Portsmouth, Ohio had the opportunity to see them in action.

Lt. Ferraria was invited as a personal guest of Dave Pack, a member of Shepherd’s team, but Ferraria was more than just another spectator. He helped make “The Salvation Army” car happen!

[Race with Faith]
Great spot – that’s the way to watch a race!

The special partnership between Morgan Shepherd’s Victory in Jesus Racing ministry and The Salvation Army, which we’ve been blogging about for months now, originally started thanks to the hard work and inspired idea of Pack and Ferraria.

The two helped connect Shepherd and The Salvation Army, who have similar ministry goals, and the partnership grew from an event in North Carolina to several races around the country. And with our iconic red shield emblazoned on the hood of Shepherd’s race car, the Victory in Jesus team not only raised awareness of our service and programs throughout the country during difficult economic times, but several youths involved in our programs have had the experience of a lifetime as they’ve attended races as Shepherd’s VIP guests.

[Morgan Shepherd]

Thanks to Lt. Ferraria and Dave Pack for pursuing this great idea! And we are extremely grateful to Morgan Shepherd and his team for the support they continue to show The Salvation Army.

To learn more about Shepherd’s racing ministry and partnership with The Salvation Army, please visit www.racewithfaith.com. Is this your first time hearing about Morgan Shepherd generously donating the hood of his race car to The Salvation Army? Read our original post here.