Salvation Army in Chile Steps Up Disaster Response

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
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From The Salvation Army International Headquarters (www.salvationarmy.org)  As the situation becomes clearer after the April 1 earthquake and tsunami that struck northern Chile, The Salvation Army is stepping up…

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Hurricane Sandy: Signs of Recovery Continue One Year Later

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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One year ago, Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast following a four-day northern trek, creating the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 season. Affecting 24 states,…

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“Daddy’s Home” comic strip raises awareness for Hurricane Sandy relief

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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Check out the comics section in today’s paper and you might see the latest from the acclaimed comic strip, “Daddy’s Home,” which highlights the still very present need…

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From Railroads to Rehabilitation

Friday, January 25, 2013

At the height of his alcoholism, Clyde Hensley would pray, “God, don’t wake me up in the morning.” He didn’t want to be a burden on anyone, including himself. Growing…

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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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Rebuilding in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Friday, March 30, 2012

You might remember when we blogged about the reconstruction planning of The Salvation Army’s Delmas 2 compound – the headquarters and facilities site that marks a 60-year presence…

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Surrendering to Peace

Monday, February 6, 2012
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Offering peace, recovery and counseling, The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers (ARC) are home to men and women of various backgrounds who have simply lost their way in life. Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Bogdan*, a native of Bulgaria and an ARC resident at The Salvation Army of Chicago, Illinois with an amazing life story.

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Haiti 2 Years Later: Build with Us

Thursday, January 12, 2012
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“There is a city to build. There is a country to save. Do not be an observer, become a builder.”

In January 2011, one year after a 7.0 earthquake rocked the country of Haiti, these inspirational words were spoken at a Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving in Port-au-Prince. The speaker was Divisional Commander Major Lucien Lamartiniere, himself a victim of the disaster.

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