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Find your local Salvation Army Angel Tree website!
November 21, 2014 – | No Comment

Like all giving to The Salvation Army, it’s all about local. That’s one of many things people like best about us.

When you put money in the kettle or respond to a fundraising email or letter, your gift stays in your community to care for people who struggling to make ends meet.

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Jimmy Wayne’s Paper Angels movie debuts this weekend on UPTV!
November 11, 2014 – | No Comment

PaperAngelsThis Sunday November 16, Uplifting Television Entertainment (also called UPTV) will broadcast an original movie called “Paper Angels” which stars Matthew Settle from TV’s “Gossip Girl” and Josie Bissett, star of “Melrose Place”.

The story is inspired by country artist Jimmy Wayne’s Christmas song and book “Paper Angels.” To learn more about Jimmy’s story of being helped by The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, click here.

Check your local listings for UPTV: Paper Angels will broadcast nationwide at 4:00 PM Pacific Time. Additional broadcast dates are scheduled for November 21 and 22, December 8, 14, 20.23, 15 and 26.

Here’s a synopsis of the movie:
Abused wife Lynn leaves her alcoholic husband Darryl with her two kids Thomas and Sara and moves to another town where she works as a waitress to make ends meet. In that same town, we meet Kevin whose marketing and design company is on the brink of shutting down due to the economy. Plus, Kevin’s wife Jenny is in a difficult pregnancy with twins.

Thomas starts a new school and becomes the target of a bully who is threatened by how well Thomas plays basketball. Unable to join the high school team, Thomas goes to the community center where he meets Kevin and the two of them become unlikely friends through pickup basketball games.

Little do they know the tremendous impact they will have on each other’s families this Christmas through The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program.

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We want to thank Jimmy Wayne for being such a wonderful storyteller! This project will help get the word out about our Angel Tree program to thousands of people who will choose to help a kid just like Jimmy.
What a wonderful thing!

 

Now It’s Our Turn to Serve Them
November 7, 2014 – | No Comment
Now It’s Our Turn to Serve Them

Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz and Washington Post editor Rajiv Chandrasekaren collaborated on a book that was released this week, just in time for Veterans Day, called “For Love of Country.” They found that 55% of Iraq veterans felt disconnected from civilian life when they returned from deployment. That’s because fewer than 1% of Americans served in Iraq or Afghanistan and most of the other 99% who didn’t were too busy with their own lives to notice when they came home.

As lava flows toward Hawaii town, Salvation Army is prepared to help
October 30, 2014 – | No Comment
As lava flows toward Hawaii town, Salvation Army is prepared to help

According to the Weather Channel, hot, molten lava from the Kilauea volcano is slowing creeping toward 900 homes in the city of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. Thankfully, Salvation Army personnel are already prepared to respond with food and water for displaced residents, emergency management workers and volunteers through the use of our mobile kitchen – called a “canteen.”

Innovative Salvation Army ads target people in need
October 24, 2014 – | No Comment
Innovative Salvation Army ads target people in need

Unless you live in Seattle, you probably haven’t seen The Salvation Army latest advertising campaign. Instead of billboards, bus bench signs and mall kiosks asking you to financially support people struggling with hunger, addiction or homelessness, the ads are targeted specifically to people in crisis.

Update: Salvation Army’s efforts to slow spread of Ebola virus in Africa
October 20, 2014 – | Comments Off
Update: Salvation Army’s efforts to slow spread of Ebola virus in Africa

The Salvation Army is supporting 5,000 people with food since many who have recovered from Ebola often return home to find their possessions removed to ward off further infection. And teachers from The Salvation Army’s 12 schools in Liberia are being trained to provide Ebola awareness and hygiene education in the communities around the schools.

Great California ShakeOut reminds us all about earthquake preparedness
October 15, 2014 – | Comments Off
Great California ShakeOut reminds us all about earthquake preparedness

On October 16, people all over California will practice their “drop, cover and hold on” technique and turn their minds to the many things that can be done to prepare for earthquakes. Be a do-gooder and help a single mom or senior citizen in your neighborhood create an earthquake survival kit and safety plan!

Did you know the Cubs honored a Salvation Army officer during the ’32 World Series?
September 29, 2014 – | Comments Off
Did you know the Cubs honored a Salvation Army officer during the ’32 World Series?

The Chicago Cubs didn’t end their 2014 season on top but in 1932 they played against the New York Yankees in the fall classic. During that fourth game one of the Cubs’ most ardent fans ended her own season.
Her name was Eliza Shirley.

Salvation Army opens assistance center for wildfire survivors in Weed, CA
September 18, 2014 – | Comments Off
Salvation Army opens assistance center for wildfire survivors in Weed, CA

In coordination with the City of Weed, CalFire, and local law enforcement, The Salvation Army opened a center for survivors of the Boles Fire where they can receive clothing, food, household goods, and other items. The address of The Salvation Army’s assistance center is:
550 Park Street
Weed, CA 96094-2358

Liberian Salvation Army delivers supplies to help stop spread of Ebola
September 10, 2014 – | Comments Off
Liberian Salvation Army delivers supplies to help stop spread of Ebola

Every day that the Ebola crisis continues to make news, I’m sure you feel as I do and pray for a permanent solution. Until that time comes, I’m grateful that our Army is also there offering its help in the form of sanitation supplies to medical facilities, food relief to affected families and even operating its mobile clinic. See below for more details from our International Headquarters in London…

From the wheel of his trash truck, this do gooder found a way to care
September 5, 2014 – | One Comment
From the wheel of his trash truck, this do gooder found a way to care

There are literally countless ways of being a do gooder. Right now you could look in any direction and find something or someone that needs a touch of your attention and kindness. Thankfully, Arnold Harvey and his wife Theresa didn’t wait to be asked before they pitched in as do gooders for people in need.

Salvation Army serving up meals and calm in quake-rattled Napa
August 26, 2014 – | Comments Off
Salvation Army serving up meals and calm in quake-rattled Napa

The Salvation Army is providing food, shelter, water, and emotional and spiritual care to survivors and first responders of a 6.0 earthquake that shocked Northern California on August 24.

#InvestInFutures by supporting quality after school programs
August 22, 2014 – | Comments Off
#InvestInFutures by supporting quality after school programs

Some kids spend the hours between the end of their school day and the end of mom and dad’s work day getting into unproductive behaviors. The Afterschool Alliance advocates for quality programs that guide and mold kids during those crucial hours. Use the zip code finder in the upper right of this page to find the nearest Salvation Army character building program, day camp, music and arts program, or youth ministry.

Help #LevelThePlayingField for at-risk kids this Back to School season
August 13, 2014 – | Comments Off
Help #LevelThePlayingField for at-risk kids this Back to School season

In communities across the United States, Salvation Army officers and staff are helping folks put food on the table and keep a roof over their families’ head. Just like you and me, many of them started to think about Back to School weeks ago. But for some of those we serve, their thoughts aren’t always happy ones.