Kroc Center Brings Hope to Chicago’s South Side

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
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4,000! That’s how many Chicagoans attended the grand opening of the long-awaited Salvation Army Kroc Corps Community Center on June 16. The 167,000 square foot center didn’t disappoint,…

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Doctor, Soldier, Musician & Healer

Monday, June 18, 2012
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The following interview was featured in War Cry, a national publication of The Salvation Army. Click here to subscribe online. **** USAF Major Bethany Mikles enjoys a challenging…

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Setting an Example

Friday, June 15, 2012
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With Father’s Day just days away, the June issue of War Cry of The Salvation Army contained many inspiring stories about fathers’ roles and how parents influence children throughout their lifetime. Tammy Darling wrote “Dad, Someone is Watching,” focusing on how important it is for parents to live as role models for their children, reminding us that “being a parent implies that God has ordained you to lead by example.”

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Salvation Army in the Islands: Part Two

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
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While participating in the mission trip in the Turks and Caicos Islands, we were able to visit a government-sponsored school called New Beginnings, a place for students whose parents cannot afford private school and for teens who are troubled. Among the students are girls who are either pregnant or have already become mothers, and Haitian-born kids who live on the island and are rejected.

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Indiana Advisory Board Member Donates Playground

Thursday, June 7, 2012
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Beyond the confines of a brick wall outside The Salvation Army’s Ruth Lilly Shelter for Women and Children, youngsters screamed and giggled.

They chased one another through the mulch covered playground, only stopping to climb or bounce on the obstacles that happened to land in their path.

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NFL Stars Support SA Youth Programs in Iowa

Friday, May 18, 2012
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Want to meet NFL stars, Tim Dwight, Brian Ferentz and LeVar Woods? The Salvation Army – Johnson County in Iowa City, IA wants to give you the opportunity…

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Josie has our vote: 6th Grader composes song about SA!

Thursday, May 17, 2012
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Josie Vote, a 6th grader from La Vista School in Papillion, NE might have just made this National Salvation Army Week the best ever!

Why? As part of her Gifted Education Plan (GEP), her goal was to learn about The Salvation Army and compose a song explaining what the organization does along with promoting volunteerism and donating. She did just that and sang it beautifully in a song titled, “We Are The Salvation Army.”

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Want to give the gift of FUN to a child in need?

Friday, May 11, 2012
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Remember watching the sunset with a s’more in your hand by the fire after a long day of riding bikes, swimming in the lake and playing flashlight tag? If you went to summer camp as a kid, you can likely reflect fondly on the experience. That’s the classic summer fun that The Salvation Army’s camps aim to provide for the kids of families who otherwise wouldn’t have the chance to go.

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Homeless Youth Find Respite at SA Shelters

Monday, May 7, 2012
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This statistic might surprise you: 1 out of every 3 homeless people are under the age of 18. This year, 1.6 to 1.7 million youths (under 18 years of age) will experience homelessness.

I know, a little heavy for Monday morning! Facts like these are the very reasons why The Salvation Army strives each day to battle cyclical youth homelessness.

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The Turning Point of the Race!

Monday, April 30, 2012
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This past weekend I had the pleasure of running in The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command’s inaugural Kettle Classic 5K race in Washington, DC. All proceeds from the registration fees to the company sponsors of the race benefited The Salvation Army’s Turning Point Center in DC, a residential facility for homeless women and children in need.

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