FedEx Donates 16th Disaster Response Unit to Salvation Army

Friday, April 5, 2013
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Our friends at FedEx visited The Salvation Army of Sao Paulo, Brazil last month for an official ceremony to celebrate the company’s donation of a brand new Disaster…

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Salvation Army Today, March 14

Thursday, March 14, 2013

This week’s Salvation Army Today video – brought to you by The Salvation Army Southern Territory – covers The Salvation Army’s continued response in Japan two years after the devastating tsunami, and features one…

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FedEx Lends Support to Northeast Disaster Relief

Thursday, November 1, 2012
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FedEx Corp. announced yesterday that the company is donating $100,000 cash and $100,000 in-kind transportation services to The Salvation Army for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The donations are…

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Remembering & Honoring 70 Years Later

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
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Did you know that 2012 marks the 70th anniversary of Executive Order 9066? This order, issued by President Franklin Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, forced all persons with Japanese ancestry to be removed from the West Coast leading to the internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans.

During this time, the greatest question for The Salvation Army was “what would happen to the orphans?”. You see, The Salvation Army’s Japanese Children’s Home was home to Japanese orphans of all ages, many of whom lived there for years.

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Solid Faith & Service

Friday, January 20, 2012
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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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NSAW Fact of the Day: Red Kettle Origin and Modern Traditions

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Did You Know…?

The Annual Red Kettle Christmas Campaign began in 1891 when a Salvation Army captain in San Francisco set up a crab pot at Oakland Ferry Landing to collect money for the poor at Christmas. The campaign has since become one of the longest-running and most recognizable fundraising efforts in the world. Kettles are now used in such distant lands as Korea, Japan, Chile and throughout Europe.

Since 1997, The Salvation Army has launched the Annual Red Kettle Christmas Campaign with a special halftime show performance at the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game. Previous performers have included Daughtry, Jonas Brothers, Kelly Clarkson, Toby Keith and Jessica Simpson. During this time period, The Salvation Army has raised more than $1.5 billion from the red kettles to support service efforts in communities nationwide.

Hit rock band Daughtry performed for The Salvation Army’s 2009 Red Kettle Kick-Off half time show during the Dallas Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Day game.

In honor of National Salvation Army Week, everyday we are posting one interesting fact on our blog and an event on our website demonstrating how Salvation Army’s across the country are celebrating. Click here for more information on the history of National Salvation Army Week.

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