Salvation Army Serves Up Comfort to Tornado Survivors in Mobile, AL

Thursday, December 27, 2012
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An EF-2 tornado tore through Mobile, AL on Christmas Day, one of 40 reported across the South throughout the holiday. The Salvation Army in Mobile had just finished…

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Salvation Army Responding to Ponderosa Fire

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
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The Ponderosa Fire, which began Saturday as a result of lightning, has chased thousands of Northern California residents from their homes. Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) teams…

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Salvation Army Continues to Serve Survivors/First Responders in Oklahoma

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
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Over 93,000 acres have burned in Oklahoma as a result of a wildfire that started last Friday, spurring a statewide burn ban along with a State of Emergency…

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Haiti: SAWSO’s Life-Saving Solutions for a Nation in Need

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
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Among the 25,000 attendees at the 19th annual International Aids Conference happening right now in Washington, DC are representatives of The Salvation Army’s World Service Office (SAWSO). This event is just one more way for SAWSO employees to hear the latest scientific developments on the disease and learn more about the global response to HIV.

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SA Reinforcements Called to Serve CO Wildfire Survivors

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The Salvation Army's Territorial Commander for the Western United States, Commissioner James Knaggs (third from left, back row), made a special visit to Colorado Springs to survey relief operations and areas devastated by the recent Waldo Canyon Fires. Here, Commissioner Knaggs offers a prayer of support to those who will continue to offer relief and aid to the many families displaced by this fire. (courtesy of www.facebook.com/imsalvationarmy)

Since the start of the Waldo Canyon wildfire in Colorado Springs, CO, The Salvation Army has been striving to meet the needs of survivors, emergency response personnel and…

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Sick of sweating? Visit The Salvation Army!

Monday, July 2, 2012
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Before I began working at The Salvation Army, I used to think homeless shelters were in full capacity during the winter months only, a warm respite from the…

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National Hurricane Preparedness Week

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
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Tropical Storm Beryl may have ruined a few holiday cookouts and beach trips this last weekend around Jacksonville, Florida, but thankfully, the damage was minimal. The hurricane season in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico officially begins this Friday, June 1 and runs through November 30. Although tropical storms like Beryl and Alberto have arrived earlier than usual, the 2012 season is projected to be less active than in recent years due to an El Nino effect.

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A Reason to Hope – Joplin One Year Later

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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Every morning since the storm, Doug has gone out to sit on his old concrete porch, all that remains of his former home.

“I don’t think I’ve missed a morning. It’s where I can be by myself, gather my thoughts, plan for my day,” he says.

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Japan One Year Later: Looking Ahead

Sunday, March 11, 2012
As one of many Salvation Army recovery projects, Ofunato's shopping center is a new hub of trade and commerce after the disaster wiped out this town's commercial district.

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the record-breaking earthquake and tsunami that struck the coast of Japan and devastated a nation. Wiping out entire communities along the Pacific coast, the disaster took approximately 16,000 lives throughout its course of destruction. Over the last year and fueled by your support, The Salvation Army has been honored to help the communities of this great nation build again.

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Japan: One Year Later

Thursday, March 8, 2012
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Through my experience with The Salvation Army, I’ve witnessed first-hand how much goes into emergency recovery responses, and that the response is not just contained to the first few days or weeks, or indeed, until the media moves onto another story.

Recovery efforts continue well into the weeks, months, and sometimes years ahead – until families are back on their feet, shops are reopened, school bells ring, or until a new normal is established. I

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