Post-Weekend Storms: Serving MD & WV

Monday, July 2, 2012
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Residents of Maryland and West Virginia are still suffering in the aftermath of the super derecho that swept through this past weekend. The widespread storm caused power outages…

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Aiding Waldo Canyon Fire Survivors

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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The Waldo Canyon Fire, described as “epic” by a Colorado Springs Fire Chief, and considered to be part of the worst fire season in the state’s history, has…

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Salvation Army Responds to Waldo Canyon Fire

Monday, June 25, 2012
The evening sky glows orange as smoke  and flames from the Waldo Canyon Fire has consumed 2500 acres west of Garden of the Gods near Colorado Springs, Colo. on Saturday, June 23, 2012.  The fire is zero percent contained. Voluntary and mandatory evacuations were taking place across the west side of Colorado Springs.  Tankers were dropping fire retardant in front of the advancing flames.  ( AP Photo/Bryan Oller)

The following is from The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services page. Click here to see more updates. In response to the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs on…

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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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FedEx Delivers…a Major Donation!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
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If there’s one thing FedEx has mastered, it’s delivering. And they did just that and more when they visited The Salvation Army, Golden State Division in San Francisco during National Salvation Army Week.

But this wasn’t your typical white package delivery.

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Minneapolis: One Year of Service Down, Two to Go

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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It’s been a year since a tornado ripped through North Minneapolis and left hundreds of families homeless. Not only is The Salvation Army still serving tornado survivors, it has a new program to help them two more years into the future.

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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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Joplin: One Year Later

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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One year ago today, Joplin, MO homes and businesses were leveled within a matter of minutes when the town suffered a direct hit by a massive EF5 tornado with wind speeds over 200 mph. The storm killed 161 people and left most residents displaced and homeless.

Throughout the day, we’ll be featuring blog posts from Danni Eickenhorst, Communications Specialist from The Salvation Army in St. Louis. She’s in Joplin today taking part in the one year anniversary festivities and the Day of Unity event.

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Tuscaloosa Tornado Survivors Receive New Home

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
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During times of disaster, The Salvation Army provides relief in the form of warm meals, snacks and beverages to families and individuals who have lost everything. Relief can also mean basic materials such as clothes, blankets, and toiletries. Relief can be as simple as providing a presence, a hug, or a prayer.

Relief can also mean a new home for a family in need!

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Nat’l Volunteer Week: You can Make a Difference

Thursday, April 19, 2012
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In 2001, Kristina Paider was called to serve at Ground Zero following the 9/11 attacks. She was not a first responder, a member of a relief organization, a branch of the military or a minister of faith. She was a volunteer- one of many who, compelled by a sense of familial love and compassion for those suffering in the wake of the disaster, pushed aside her personal life for a month and traveled to New York City to offer her hands and her heart to the recovery process.

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