Declutter The Coat Closet & Do The Most Good!

Monday, October 15, 2012
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The fall season is almost half over, which means old man winter is on his way. And we hear he’s going to be especially harsh to residents of…

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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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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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NFL Linebacker Tackles Substance Abuse Through SA

Monday, July 23, 2012
Photo Credit: Ron Jenkins/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, via Associated Press

At 6’7 and 280 pounds, it’s difficult to imagine past NFL linebacker John Corker as “weak”. But for years, the one-time Green bay Packer was dominated by his own dependence on drugs all the while playing defense for various teams.

“I was probably smoking $1,200 a day and playing pro football at the same time,” he said. “How my heart didn’t burst, I can’t tell you that.”

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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 2

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Deliberating between a sentence of time in state prison or the counsel of The Salvation Army, the judge decided to give Leslie Zimmerman one last chance, a prospect of real life change through a work program at The Salvation Army in Pasadena, CA.

That was a good call on his part.

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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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