Mapping Poverty in America

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The effects of the Great Recession are still lingering and the number of Americans living in poverty is on the rise. According to The State of Poverty, 46.5…

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How Much Do You Know About Poverty in the U.S?

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The poverty rate in the United States is staggering: In 2012, according to The National Center for Law and Economic Justice, 46.5 million Americans were living below the…

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Haiti Four Years Later: Encouraged by Progress and Hopeful for the Future

Sunday, January 12, 2014

There are no doubts that the quake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010 was devastating; the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives, more than one million people forced into shelters made of whatever could be salvaged, businesses and livelihoods lost and a nation trying to make sense of it.

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Top Charities Pledge to Educate, Innovate, and Act to Reduce Poverty in America

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

On the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s pledge to wage “unconditional war on poverty in America,” humanitarian organizations and advocates announced today a new collaboration to fight the War on Poverty.

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Former homeless teen recieves free car for being a “Spark of Hope”

Friday, September 27, 2013

Brittnie Pemberton was just nine years old when she and her mother were homeless and living at The Salvation Army’s Door of Hope. Her father, sought help for…

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You can help The Salvation Army battle Food Insecurity

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Social media was abuzz yesterday with posts about the first day of school; excited parents posting pictures of their kids standing ready for the bus, and students expressing…

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The Salvation Army Provides Healthy Lifestyle Choices to People in Need

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Salvation Army founder General William Booth once said, “Nobody gets a blessing if they have cold feet and nobody ever got saved while they had toothache!” Booth knew…

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Target Provides Gift Cards and Smiles to Kids in Need

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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For me, going back to school evoked a range of emotions: excitement about playing soccer and basketball and reuniting with friends, while also feeling a bit anxious about…

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Transitional Living Program Equips Employed, Homeless Men With Tools for Self-Sufficiency

Thursday, July 25, 2013

  There can be so many reasons for becoming homeless, especially during these tough economic times. Whether you’ve been evicted, deal with substance abuse, face a domestic break-up…

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Bright Futures Begin in the Classroom

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Photo: Craig Dirkes, Salvation Army Northern Division

As the recession continues, parents are faced with daily questions about how to provide for their families and spend their money. And when meeting basic needs like food…

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