Thousands of women will gather in New York City this weekend for the 2013 Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, a yearly meeting for nations to report their latest findings, and for organizations to develop policies and actions. The focus of this year’s meeting is on [...]
What goes around comes around.
At least that’s the motto that Majors Kevin and Linda Jackson have been using since they began working at The Salvation Army in Billings, MT just under two years ago.
Upon beginning their service in Montana, the Jacksons found there was something lacking in the long-term outcomes of their social services. Were they meeting the big picture needs of their clientele by feeding them once in awhile? Were they truly helping to break the cycle of poverty?
Ready for Mission, Equipped for Service That was the theme of The Salvation Army‘s National Social Services and Disaster Management Conference that was held last month in Phoenix. The five-day meeting hosted inspiring speakers and workshops to help Salvation Army officers and employees refine their skills and deepen their commitment to the life-changing work of social [...]
It’s easy to support an organization that you know to be doing good in the community. It’s not difficult to send a check or say a prayer to support good deeds. Ultimately the greatest reward is seeing the faces of those impacted by your time, talent and donations. The Salvation Army National Headquarters is highlighting [...]
Mike Rodgers, captain of Salvation Army’s Hickory Corps in Mount Airy, North Carolina, had watched the devastation with everyone else. Unseasonal rains poured on Georgia and Tennessee causing millions of dollars worth of damage, disrupting routines and claiming lives. The Salvation Army was quick to respond: on the ground within hours of the first floods [...]
When it comes to Ben Stein – his monotone voice, dry humor and sarcastic wit – most people either love him or hate him. The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command is hoping for the former. The Houston Business Journal reported that the Command will host Ben Stein as its keynote speaker at its annual [...]
Now through October 1st, shoppers at Kroger Supermarkets can “round up” the balance of their purchases to help those affected by floods in Georgia. WTOC News in Savannah, Georgia, reported that through “The Round Up” Program customers can give money to benefit the flood victims by “rounding up” their purchases to the nearest dollar. Customers [...]
This weekend another Kroc Center will open; this time in Salem, OR. The centers, funded by the estate of Ray and Joan Kroc, are planned for multiple, diverse communities across the country and will help bring jobs and needed resources to families and children awaiting help. Stephen Carpenter, director of the Kroc Center in Memphis, [...]
The Salvation Army knows that need knows no season. Unfortunately, in a troubled economy with more people than ever before seeking help from social service agencies, the Army – and many similar organizations – has found itself in need of help. Food kitchens and pantries across the country have seen exponential increase in the community’s [...]
Being able to serve others efficiently means knowing the unique needs of your audience. While The Salvation Army prides itself on its ability to help meet the basic needs of all men, women and children, it also knows that sometimes, special attention is a need all of its own. The Salvation Army in Bloomington, Illinois, [...]