Supporting Those In Need Following the West Virginia Coal Mine Explosion

Monday, April 12, 2010

With a very heavy heart, rescue crews will continue removing from the mine the remaining victims of the Upper Big Branch mine explosion. It was revealed this weekend that the four missing West Virginia miners did not survive.

The Beckley Salvation Army Disaster team continues to offer emotional and spiritual care to families of the victims of one of the worst mining disasters in many years. Also nearly one thousand meals, snacks and drinks were served to fire and rescue personnel.

Thank you for the hundreds of meal items that were donated that enabled The Salvation Army to serve those in need during this extraordinarily difficult time.

Honor Society Serves on Detroit’s Bed & Bread Truck

Monday, April 12, 2010

Nearly 5,000 meals are served each day to children, adults and seniors by The Salvation Army Bed & Bread Program, which includes Bed & Bread trucks that make stops in metro Detroit’s most depressed areas every day of the year.

This is the latest Salvation Army program that the members of the band Honor Society have taken the time to be involved with as they travel around the country during their national Here Comes Trouble tour. The guys loaded up food in the truck before hitting the streets of Detroit to serve meals and talk to some of the truck’s regular visitors.

We applaud Michael, Andrew, Alex, and Jason for their efforts in helping The Salvation Army do the most good. There are plenty of other ways a popular young band could spend their time as they tour from city to city, but Honor Society has been extremely giving of themselves and taking the opportunity to serve others throughout their stops. Thanks, guys.

If you’d like to learn more about how The Salvation Army is taking compassion to the streets, you can find more information on the Bed & Bread Program at The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division’s website here. You can also catch a glimpse of Honor Society’s experience through the short video below.

The Competition is On for Noah’s ARC Interior Design Challenge

Monday, April 12, 2010

A few weeks ago we told you about Noah’s ARC Interior Design Challenge, in which student designers used recycled items to create inspired, themed rooms within several California Salvation Army Family Thrift stores .

Below are a few photos that may look like they’re from a high end home store magazine, but believe it or not, they are some of the amazing rooms the students staged with items they found in the Thrift stores! The contest is running from April 10 to April 24, at the end of which the student team with the most inspired design will be honored, and a silent auction will be held for the furniture and decorative pieces used in the challenge. Proceeds will help financially support The Salvation Army’s local Adult Rehabilitation Center which provides no-cost drug and alcohol treatment for the people who need it.

For more photos and information, visit The Salvation Army Western Territory’s Flickr page here and their Expect Change blog.

And be sure to leave us a comment about which is your favorite design!

Here Comes Trouble Comes to Denver

Monday, April 12, 2010

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!