Mr. James Komatsu had two brushes with The Salvation Army in his life. His mother died during the Great Depression so he went to live in an Army childrens’ home for Japanese-American youth in San Francisco. After he retired he began to search for subsidized senior housing and found our Silvercrest Residence.
Jeanine St. John scours our thrift store in preparation for Transformed Treasures 2014
The Salvation Army in Alaska puts on one of my favorite events each year, called Transformed Treasures.
Local artists scour our thrift stores for clothing, furniture, household items, jewelry, bric-a-brac, etc., that’s in need of a little love and attention and can be re-made into a thing of beauty. The Transformed Treasures are then auctioned off to support the work of The Salvation Army in Alaska.
The event will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Egan Center, 555 West Fifth Avenue in Anchorage.
Here are some photos from previous a year’s event. The first photo is of the “found” item and the photo that follows it is the “treasure.” Click the white arrow to start the slideshow.
The results are always a wonderful reminder that The Salvation Army in the full-time business of helping people see their true worth – found in Jesus Christ.
If you’d like to know more about this Transformed Treasures, please click here for a link to the event page on Facebook.
:: Click here for a link to The Salvation Army in Alaska Division on Facebook.
:: Click here to be connected to The Salvation Army Alaska website.
The Salvation Army’s Family Store in Chula Vista, California is holding a formal dress event on Friday, February 28 and Saturday March 1. There will be hundreds of dresses to choose from in a variety of sizes, so pop by the stores at 366 Broadway in Chula Vista between 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM on Friday or 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday.
It’s been five months since the rains first pounded Colorado, and the world stopped for residents who watched their possessions wash away. In the small mountain community of Jamestown, infrastructure damage has kept residents out.
The Salvation Army owns and operates the historic Wai’Oli Tea Room in the gorgeous Manoa Valley area of Honolulu. Dedicated in 1922, the tea room was built as part of The Salvation Army’s Girls’ Home program to teach young women marketable job skills. The Wai’oli Tea Room was added to the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service in 1988.
The Los Angeles Clippers are making an impact in Los Angeles and not just on the basketball court! They recently spruced up the library / computer room at The Salvation Army’s Westwood Transitional Village with 11 computers, 10 computer chairs, 10 pairs of headphones, 1 printer, 20 mini iPads, 1 Macbook Pro and one iPad cart that will be used to store and charge the Minis.
Declare your love this Valentines Day with a sparkly diamond ring, purchased from The Salvation Army’s Northern Virginia (NOVA) eBay store. The ring is 18K white gold with a 1.51 carat round cut diamond and ten (10) full cut diamonds on the band. The total carat weight of the ring is 1.76 and the starting bid is $3,999.