An Easter Message from General Linda Bond

Thursday, April 5, 2012
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Easter is a blessed reminder from God that our hope and assurance rest in the promise of our salvation through His son’s sacrifice on the cross. Just as spring season undoubtedly displays new life each year, so we are renewed in our redemption and new life in Christ’s name each day.

In light of Good Friday tomorrow, we are pleased to share a message from Salvation Army International Leader, General Linda Bond. Happy Easter to you!

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Holy Week Events at the Kroc Centers

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
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In light of Holy Week and the approaching weekend, Happy Easter from all of us at The Salvation Army!

In addition the regularly scheduled worship services of Salvation Army locations nationwide, many of The Salvation Army Kroc Community Centers are hosting events in celebration of the Easter holiday.

Check out the list below to see what’s happening in your area. Click on the linked words for more information. We hope you’ll stop by for workout or worship!

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Shelter Celebrates 30 Years of Saving & Empowering Domestic Abuse Victims

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
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Elizabeth fled from an abusive boyfriend twice. Both times she was welcomed into the warm embrace of The Salvation Army.

Melynda knew she was in trouble when she was hit so hard she temporarily lost eye sight. She still wears an eye patch and is unsure if she will ever see clearly in her left eye.

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Salvation Army Soldier Wins Miss Congeniality!

Monday, March 26, 2012
Mrs. Oregon 2012 presents Lauralee Balash with the Miss Congeniality award!

The following was contributed by guest blogger Teresa Engel, Director of Communications and Marketing at The Salvation Army Portland Metro – Cascade Divisional Headquarters.

Several thrift store outfits made a flashy comeback on Saturday, March 10th when Mrs. Lauralee Balash, Mrs. Portland 2012, who is a soldier and a volunteer leader at The Salvation Army Portland Tabernacle, competed for the title wearing outfits she found at her local Salvation Army Family Store.

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Welcome New Members!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
From left to right: Commisioner Nancy Roberts, new NAB members Eric Holm, Michael Flaherty, Pamela Abdalla, Joel Manby, NAB Chairperson Charlotte Jones Anderson, Michael Ducker, and Commissioner William Roberts.

The Salvation Army’s National Advisory Board (NAB) is growing! As of January 1, nine new members were joyfully welcomed into an already dynamic group of civic, philanthropic and business leaders. Each new member offers a diverse range of business skills and experience.

“We are thrilled to be growing the size and scope of The Salvation Army’s National Advisory Board,” said National Board Chair and President of Charities for the Dallas Cowboys, Mrs. Charlotte Jones Anderson. “The Board has now grown to 44 members and the combined wealth of experience, talent and dedication of these new leaders will bring a wonderful set of fresh ideas to our goal of helping others.”

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Thank You, Stearns & Foster!

Friday, February 10, 2012
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Sleep and shelter: two of our most basic needs.

Thanks to Stearns & Foster’s hugely successful “Gift of Sleep” holiday program, residents at our shelters will receive both… along with a very comfortable bed!

The company, which is owned by Sealy, is donating $1 million worth of new mattresses to The Salvation Army.

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Surrendering to Peace

Monday, February 6, 2012
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Offering peace, recovery and counseling, The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers (ARC) are home to men and women of various backgrounds who have simply lost their way in life. Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Bogdan*, a native of Bulgaria and an ARC resident at The Salvation Army of Chicago, Illinois with an amazing life story.

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Honor Society Shows Love by Doing the Most Good

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

By now you’ve probably heard us say a thing or two about hit band Honor Society. First and foremost, it’s important to note that the guys behind the…

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The Dancing Bell Ringers

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

In recent years, Salvation Army bell ringers have attempted to bring a little pizzazz into their kettle duties in order to spur interest and donations. You might remember the tiny bell ringing horse from last year or Elvis himself manning a red kettle!

This year’s creative bell ringing award goes to…Bell Ringers David Kelly and Christopher Hinzman, Cadets in The Salvation Army School for Officer Training!

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Homeless in Hawaii: Four Kids Reunited with Dad

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
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If you’ve ever wondered how your donations to The Salvation Army are used, this story provides the mother of all answers.

Thanks to Salvation Army supporters like you, Jake Snyder has been reunited with his four children after the kids were homeless in Hawaii (see photos). The kids – Zebulon (“Z”), 16; Emily, 15; Jake Jr., 14; and Joey, 11 – were abandoned by their mother. They spent months living in a tent city with other homeless children.

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