Salvation Army Today, May 16

Thursday, May 16, 2013

This week’s Salvation Army Today video – brought to you by The Salvation Army Southern Territory – features the celebration of this week’s 60th annual National Salvation Army Week, kissing a pig…

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Salvation Army Volunteer Among Inspiring Youth Honored by Kevin Spacey at National Award Ceremony

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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In recognition of Salvation Army Week, we would like to take this chance and highlight two inspiring youth volunteers. The 18th annual presentation of The Prudential Spirit of…

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Happy National Salvation Army Week!

Monday, May 13, 2013
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Today’s no ordinary Monday – it’s the first day of our 60th annual National Salvation Army Week. This week of recognition was first declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in…

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Donuts & Deals: Sprint Supports NSAW!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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It’s not even Donut Day but we’re already stuffed full of the doughy goodness!

Helping us celebrate National Salvation Army Week, representatives from well-known wireless company Sprint stopped by The Salvation Army’s National Headquarters (NHQ) this morning with coffee and a whole lotta’ donuts!

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“I’m Doing the Most Good in Worcester, MA!”

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
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For day two of National Salvation Army Week, this morning’s submission for our “I Do the Most Good” campaign comes from Worcester, MA!

The Transportation Manager at the College of the Holy Cross wanted to spotlight the amazing volunteers of Student Programs for Urban Development (SPUD), the College’s philanthropic group that serves community members in need every day of the week.

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Happy National Salvation Army Week!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Today, we kick off our 59th annual National Salvation Army Week. Each year, this week serves as an opportunity to celebrate our volunteers, donors and program beneficiaries who have enabled us to serve in the United States for 132 years.

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She told us! Will you?

Friday, April 27, 2012

In celebration of National Salvation Army Week (NSAW), May 14-20, we’re highlighting the amazing individuals who volunteer their time to make this life a little better for those in need.

So, how do you “Do the Most Good” within your local community or around the world? We’d like to hear from our supporters, including volunteers, employees, and fans and followers on social media, how you volunteer and help your communities.

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Share with us: “I Do the Most Good!”

Monday, April 2, 2012
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Good Samaritan, Volunteer, Philanthropist, Do-Gooder, Altruist, Humanitarian – whatever you call it, we want to know how YOU’RE “Doing the Most Good” in your community!

In celebration of National Salvation Army Week (which is May 14-20, if you haven’t marked your calendars yet ;) ), we want to see and hear how you’re giving back to others in need.

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How to Be A Do-Gooder

Friday, May 13, 2011

As we celebrate National Salvation Army Week across the country, Detroit has made the annual tradition their own through their unique “Doing the Most Good” Week. Though the campaign is unique to the city, their tips are applicable to any and all social-minded Samaritans.

DMG Week encourages past, present and future do-gooders to do something positive for their community. It’s as simple as opening a door for someone or as involved as hosting a food drive. The bottom line is there’s always an opportunity to help others and serve the disadvantaged.

We’ve listed several ideas offered by The Salvation Army Detroit to help you get started in “Doing the Most Good” wherever you live. And while you’re at it, let us know how you’re having a positive impact! Tell The Salvation Army Michigan on their Facebook wall or @Salmich on Twitter, or share on our national Salvation Army USA Facebook page and @SalvationArmyUS on Twitter.

* When you buy in bulk, share your surplus by dropping off any non-perishable food item to your local Salvation Army.
* Bring flowers to work and share them with your coworkers.
* Volunteer to be a tutor in a Salvation Army after-school program.
* Join The Salvation Army in their visits to sing to seniors and residents of nursing homes.
* Offer a couple of hours of baby-sitting service to friends and family.
* Have a Salvation Army Doing the Most Good Day at work, with employees bringing nonperishable food and toys to donate to the charity.
* Pay a compliment to someone at least once a day.
* “Dial a smile” and call or visit a housebound person or older relative.
* Say something nice to everyone you meet.
* Volunteer at your local Salvation Army Corps Community Center.
* Give the gift of your smile to everyone you meet.
* Do the WRITE thing by sending a few kind words and a cookie or two to our soldiers overseas, especially on May 21, 2011, which is Armed Forces Day.
* Tell your husband/wife or children why you love them.
* Give your stuff a second life by donating old clothes to The Salvation Army Family and Thrift Stores.
* Tell your coworkers that you think they’re doing a good job.
* Give toys to children at a Salvation Army shelter.
* For one week, act on every single thought of generosity that comes in your heart. Notice what happens.
* Get an A for effort by helping The Salvation Army’s after-school programs. By donating as little as $25, you’re helping a child attend an after-school program at one of The Salvation Army’s Corps Community Centers.
* Relinquish a parking spot to someone at the mall.
* Say thank you.
* While in a restaurant, pay for the meals at another table. Instruct the waitress to give you that table’s check, quietly without notice.
* Cut someone’s grass or weed or plant flowers in someone’s garden.
* Drop off a bag of groceries on someone’s doorstep.
* Go to a nursing home and bring an anonymous bouquet of flowers
* Put quarters in expired or about-to-be-expired parking meters.

Have more ideas? Share them with us by leaving a comment.

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Did You Know, Pt. 5: The Gift of Kroc

Friday, May 13, 2011

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Did you know that Joan Kroc, widow of McDonalds’ founder Ray Kroc, gave one of the largest charitable gifts in history to The Salvation Army? Click on our National Salvation Army Week ‘Did You Know’ video to find out more!

* Beaumont, TX: The Salvation Army will host the second annual Kids Book Fair on Friday, May 13, at the Point North Housing Complex.

* Modesto, CA: The Salvation Army’s Red Shield youth members will provide a Boxing Demonstration at the Vintage Faire Mall on May 14.

* Nashville, TN: The Nashville Sounds minor league baseball team will host The Salvation Army as Charity of the Night on Saturday, May 14. The Army will host a booth at the stadium featuring activities and giveaways for families and kids as the Sounds take on the Sacramento Rivercats.

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