From Railroads to Rehabilitation

Friday, January 25, 2013

At the height of his alcoholism, Clyde Hensley would pray, “God, don’t wake me up in the morning.” He didn’t want to be a burden on anyone, including himself. Growing…

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Inspired Testimonies from The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center – San Francisco

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

“I’ve managed through [the ARC] program to fix the broken relationships, to reunite with my family. There was a time in my life when I would always be…

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“Band Aid” Mike Repairs Donations, Salvation Army Repairs Lives

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Photo Credit: John Docter, The Salvation Army Western Territory

On any given day of the week, employees working in the back of a Salvation Army Family Store will sort through hundreds of donated items. And occasionally, items need to be scrubbed, repaired or lifted in some way in order to be resold at the front of the store.

At the Orange County, California Salvation Army Family Store, this is where “Band Aid” Mike comes in.

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Mama D’s Comfort Food for Men in Need

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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The term “comfort food” takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to the food provided at The Salvation Army Men’s Hope Center in Norfolk, VA. The…

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Savvy Back to School Shopping with The Glam Thrifter

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
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The Back to School shopping season can be one of the best lessons ever for yourself and your children. Think “Savings 101″. It’s possible to stay on trend and in budget without complex graphs and charts prepared before you hit the stores.

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Cecil’s Shrimp Creole: An Inspired Dish!

Thursday, August 23, 2012
Cecil Morris, Jr., Cullinary Arts Manager, at the Salvation Army in downtown Mobile opens the giant barbeque smoker Monday, May 23, 2005. (Mobile Register, Bill Starling) LIVING, BAYFLAVOR

Chef Cecil Morris Jr. was once a client of The Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama’s rehabilitation program because of a 15-year addiction that threatened to ruin his life,…

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5 Ways to Shop Smart at Your Next Thrift Store Trip!

Friday, August 17, 2012
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I was first introduced to thrifting as a teenager growing up in rural Pennsylvania. I can remember combing the racks of my hometown Salvation Army Family Store for…

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Some Weekend Wisdom: Don’t Regret the Tests You’ve Passed

Friday, July 20, 2012
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Here’s a simple thought that will allow you to power forward and never look back: Growth is in learning to move from a place of “regret” into a place of “testimony”.

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Salvation Army Stories: Part 1

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Expect Change, The Salvation Army Western Territory’s blog has been featuring a great video series called Salvation Army Stories, video testimonials from individuals who have been spiritually transformed…

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Are you a lover of all things vintage? Check out Sammy D!

Thursday, July 5, 2012
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Attention thift store mavens! If you’ve never heard of vintage fashion expert and thrifting extraordinaire, Sammy Davis, then you’re missing out! The highly praised blogger and New York…

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