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.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
From a homeless shelter in Pittsburgh to the safe houses of Abu Dhabi, new National Advisory Board member Pamela Abdalla has been changing lives in the name of The Salvation Army for many years.
Pamela founded and maintained a coalition committed to bimonthly cultural, educational, and social programs at the Salvation Army’s Pittsburgh Family Caring Center (FCC). To support her work with the FCC, Pamela founded one of the nation’s most unique fundraiser, the “Annual Garbage Bag Gala.”
Thursday, April 19, 2012
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.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
This week (April 15-21) is National Volunteer Week, a time to recognize volunteers and encourage people of all ages to seek out creative ways to get involved in their communities.
The Salvation Army is sending a gigantic “Thank You!” to all of our faithful volunteers. We truly cannot Do the Most Good for those in the most need without the whopping 3,400,000 volunteers that help us annually!
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
As we recognize National Volunteer Week and celebrate the important work that our volunteers contribute each and every day, The Salvation Army is asking, “How do you do the most good?”
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.
Monday, April 2, 2012
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.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Whether she means to or not, Taylor Swift is sending an awesome message to her young followers: be charitable!
The young singer will be presented with the Big Help Award this weekend for her extensive philanthropic work and support of charities and nonprofits at the 25th Annual Nickelodeon’s Kid’s Choice Awards. And we’re excited because The Salvation Army is one of the few organizations that she actively supports!
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Delicious pizza and Doing the Most Good? Papa John’s International is one amazing company!
On March 5, The Salvation Army of Orlando experienced the blessings of this popular pizza chain when Papa John’s volunteers and employees representing 31 countries united in Orlando for one purpose- to help The Salvation Army.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
You might remember when we blogged about Katie Wilkinson back in October, a high school student from Tempe, AZ with a huge heart for The Salvation Army.
As founder of the Red Kettle Club (RKC) at her school – a group of young philanthropists who support the community year-round through The Salvation Army – and keeping up with the workload of her junior year, Katie is one busy lady!
Monday, January 9, 2012
Do you ever wonder what the younger “plugged in” generation will be like in the future? According to the New York Times, the average kid spends over 7.5 hours each day using technology: perusing internet sites, watching TV, playing video games and listening to music.
How do we encourage the younger generations to leave their computers and “Do the Most Good” in the real world, face-to-face with those in need?