Honor Society headed from San Francisco to Denver as a part of their Here Comes Trouble Tour, and while in the Mile High City, the boys of the band spent time at The Salvation Army’s Broomfield Day Camp. Check out the crazy games they played with the kids during the after school programs!
Photo: Salvation Army Brazil
Since Monday’s explosion in the West Virginia Upper Big Branch coal mine, Salvation Army volunteers and officers continue to offer emotional and spiritual comfort to victims’ families and hydration to fire and rescue personnel. They have served more than 650 meals, along with snacks and drinks.
The Salvation Army’s Major Tom Richmond of Charleston, WV is serving as Liaison for the Emergency Operations Center and Homeland Security.
Area businesses, including the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, have greatly assisted The Salvation Army by providing food and snacks for distribution to those affected by the tragedy, truly making this a community effort.
The Department of Labor and Statistics has deemed the tragedy as one of the worst mining disasters in the past 27 years, and four miners remain missing.
Your prayers are welcomed for the victims’ families and all those affected.
Visit The Salvation Army’s Southern Territory website for more information.
Information provided by Major David Singletary, Divisional EDS Director, MWV Division
Benjamin Franklin once wrote in a letter to French physicist Jean Baptiste Leroy, “In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.”
Now, more than 220 years following those insightful words, Americans are gearing up for Tax Day, as April 15 is only about a week away.
If you still haven’t completed your return or are in need of assistance, The Salvation Army may be able to help.
Some of our Salvation Army community centers are partnering with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) to offer free tax preparation and assistance to low income and elderly taxpayers who qualify. You can contact your local Salvation Army community center to see if they offer this service. The IRS website also has more information on the VITA program and offers the contact number 1-800-906-9887 to call for VITA site locations.
The Salvation Army in Sheboygan, Wisconsin said they expect to assist with between 700 and 800 returns this year by the April 15 deadline. In Sioux City, Iowa The Salvation Army’s Captain Capt. Von Vandiver told local news station KPTH 44 that most of their clients received $400 in returns for each taxpayer they helped.
Another useful tool for taxpayers regardless of your income bracket is The Salvation Army’s valuation guide, which you can find here on our website www.satruck.org. This is incredibly handy for estimating the worth of your tax deductable, in-kind donations from clothes to appliances to cars, and The Salvation Army will provide you with a receipt when you drop them off in store or schedule a home pick up.
Also, don’t forget that if you donated to Haiti relief efforts before March 1, 2010, the federal government passed into law the charitable deduction bill that says your 2010 donation can count towards your 2009 return.
Hopefully this information will be able to help in some way as you work on your return. Best wishes in getting everything completed by April 15!