Even though The Salvation Army is serving in just about every corner of the world, there are still many who live beyond physical proximity and are unable to take advantage of the Army’s spiritual counseling. Nearby or not, others may feel uncomfortable within the four walls of any church building, The Salvation Army or the [...]
Small businesses make a big difference for charities. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), 75 percent of small companies donate to charities each year, averaging a contribution of six percent of profits to charity. Considering the economies of scale involved, that’s considerably higher than larger companies. The Salvation Army of Long Beach, CA [...]
“I’ve managed through [the ARC] program to fix the broken relationships, to reunite with my family. There was a time in my life when I would always be seeking change and I’d say, ‘this time is going to be different’….This time IS different.“ The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) in San Francisco just released [...]
A resident of The Salvation Army Lytton Springs Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) in Healdsburg, Calif., enters a small office and closes the door. Behind the desk a sturdy, white-haired man stands and greets him with a firm handshake and a smile, “Hey, Jesse, how’re you doing?” For the next 40 minutes, the resident, a recovering addict, will have the undivided attention of this counselor, mentor and prayer partner—someone deeply invested in his successful recovery.
On any given day of the week, employees working in the back of a Salvation Army Family Store will sort through hundreds of donated items. And occasionally, items need to be scrubbed, repaired or lifted in some way in order to be resold at the front of the store.
At the Orange County, California Salvation Army Family Store, this is where “Band Aid” Mike comes in.
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.
The Ponderosa Fire, which began Saturday as a result of lightning, has chased thousands of Northern California residents from their homes. Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) teams mobilized imemdiately on Saturday. Currently, The Salvation Army is providing food, beverages and emotional care for survivors and evacuees throughout the Redding/Shasta County region via canteens and [...]
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” This verse from Philippians is one Angelica Rodriguez keeps close to her heart. It was the first Bible verse she memorized after she began attending a Salvation Army church at her friend’s prompting. Angelica knows that the words “all things” encompass all of life’s challenges. [...]
Remember Christine Burton, the thrify fashionista regularly featured on the Western Territory’s Expect Change blog?
She’s back for the first time in 2012 with another great piece she found at her Salvation Army Family Store! And this time, she proves that you might find something at The Salvation Army not found at regular ol’ department stores.
Who says shopping has to hurt your wallet?
Christine Burton, our resident savvy shopper, is back in a new installment of the Western Territory Expect Change blog’s “Christine’s Closet” series.
This time Christine adds a do-it-yourself twist. After finding a beautifully decorated skirt for only $3.99 (before her discount!) at a Salvation Army Family Thrift Store, she’s inspired to create a custom top to match. With the help of her digital camera, a printer, and an iron-on transfer sheet, Christine’s sporting a style that’s truly all her own.
Click here to read the original post and see more photos at the Expect Change blog, along with previous posts in their Christine’s Closet series. They may provide you with some great ideas next time you visit our Family Thrift Stores!