Thursday, June 7, 2012
Beyond the confines of a brick wall outside The Salvation Army’s Ruth Lilly Shelter for Women and Children, youngsters screamed and giggled.
They chased one another through the mulch covered playground, only stopping to climb or bounce on the obstacles that happened to land in their path.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
What goes around comes around.
At least that’s the motto that Majors Kevin and Linda Jackson have been using since they began working at The Salvation Army in Billings, MT just under two years ago.
Upon beginning their service in Montana, the Jacksons found there was something lacking in the long-term outcomes of their social services. Were they meeting the big picture needs of their clientele by feeding them once in awhile? Were they truly helping to break the cycle of poverty?
Friday, May 18, 2012
Want to meet NFL stars, Tim Dwight, Brian Ferentz and LeVar Woods? The Salvation Army – Johnson County in Iowa City, IA wants to give you the opportunity…
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Josie Vote, a 6th grader from La Vista School in Papillion, NE might have just made this National Salvation Army Week the best ever!
Why? As part of her Gifted Education Plan (GEP), her goal was to learn about The Salvation Army and compose a song explaining what the organization does along with promoting volunteerism and donating. She did just that and sang it beautifully in a song titled, “We Are The Salvation Army.”
Friday, May 11, 2012
Remember watching the sunset with a s’more in your hand by the fire after a long day of riding bikes, swimming in the lake and playing flashlight tag? If you went to summer camp as a kid, you can likely reflect fondly on the experience. That’s the classic summer fun that The Salvation Army’s camps aim to provide for the kids of families who otherwise wouldn’t have the chance to go.
Monday, May 7, 2012
This statistic might surprise you: 1 out of every 3 homeless people are under the age of 18. This year, 1.6 to 1.7 million youths (under 18 years of age) will experience homelessness.
I know, a little heavy for Monday morning! Facts like these are the very reasons why The Salvation Army strives each day to battle cyclical youth homelessness.
Monday, April 30, 2012
This past weekend I had the pleasure of running in The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command’s inaugural Kettle Classic 5K race in Washington, DC. All proceeds from the registration fees to the company sponsors of the race benefited The Salvation Army’s Turning Point Center in DC, a residential facility for homeless women and children in need.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
We were delighted to hear about Philadelphia native Patricia Imms who lost 130 pounds (and counting) in just one year through regular exercise at her local Salvation Army Kroc Community Center.
No matter your age or personal health status, the Kroc Community Centers are meeting the needs of their communities by offering solutions for improving all around health at an affordable cost.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Commissioner William Roberts, National Commander of The Salvation Army, was a recent contributor to the Huffington Post’s Impact Blog. We are so appreciative of this opportunity to share about our recent report titled “Growing Up in a Downturn” – an internal study that we conducted to better understand how our youth programs have been affected by the economic recession.
Monday, March 19, 2012
By now I’m sure you’ve heard the words “Kony 2012.”
The 30-minute film and campaign slogan created by Invisible Children, Inc. has been popping up all over social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter. One week into the video’s release, it was officially named the most viral video in history with over 100 million views on YouTube. Whether you like the video or not, the film sheds a bright light on the atrocities of child trafficking – an industry that enslaves approximately 1.2 million children each year.