Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The Salvation Army meets the needs of senior citizens in a variety of ways. Educational classes, day care, hot-lunch programs and long-term residential services are just a few examples.
In Redondo Beach, CA, The Salvation Army is meeting both the physical and emotional needs of seniors through their incredible Meals on Wheels program, which delivers a good, healthy meal to homebound seniors once per day.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
This is for you, Donut lovers in So Cal!
1200 Southern California donut shops and bakeries that use products by BakeMark – the leading manufacturer and distributor of bakery products and ingredients – are celebrating both Memorial Day and the 75th Annual National Donut Day by supporting The Salvation Army’s area veterans services.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Do you ever wonder, “Who are those people who so faithfully ring the bells alongside Salvation Army Red Kettles every holiday season? What is it that motivates each of them to serve?”
What makes many of these faithful servants unique is that many bell ringers have been on the other side of the social service system. They have first-hand experience at homelessness and going without – bell ringers like Peter Adup, one of the “lost boys” from Sudan who escaped to the U.S. as a teenager when his entire family perished due to political strife. He has no immediate family left, but The Salvation Army has become his family.
He currently resides at a Salvation Army homeless shelter, where he’s working to get back on his feet with gainful employment – perhaps even as a Salvation Army officer one day! In his free time, he volunteers every chance he gets, including as a bell ringer.
Peter Adup is recognized as Southern California’s “Bellringer of the Year.” (Photo from Salvation Army of Southern California’s Facebook album.)
For three years in a row now he’s been stationed at one of the highest trafficked kettles in Los Angeles.
Due to his contagious smile and amazing energy, his has one of the most successful kettles in town.
Despite all of the hardship Peter has faced in his home land – or perhaps because it – Peter’s desire is to pursue full-time ministry and return to Africa as a missionary.
His amazing attitude and contagious energy are evident to all, and those are just a few of the reasons the Southern California Division has named him “Bell Ringer of the Year.”
His is an inspiring story of triumphing despite all odds.
Information submitted by Dawn Wright from The Salvation Army USA’s Southern California Division. Thanks Dawn!