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Brand survey in OC ranks Salvation Army #1
August 20, 2014 – | No Comment

Folks like me in The Salvation Army world woke up to a sweet surprise today. The Orange County Register newspaper ran a column about a yearly brand survey that rates local organizations in 10 categories. The 2014 Orange County Most Trustworthy Brands award is a co-production of advertising and communications firm DGWB, Cal State Fullerton and OC Metro magazine.

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A bit of history: The Salvation Army’s role in shielding Japanese orphans from internment
February 21, 2012 – | One Comment
A bit of history: The Salvation Army’s role in shielding Japanese orphans from internment

This year is the 70th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which lead to the internment of Japanese Americans. The Salvation Army in Northern California moved Japanese orphans in their care to other facilities and worked to find relatives outside of California to take the children in, all in an effort to shield them from internment.

WWII-era glamour girl appeared in this vintage Salvation Army TV spot
December 14, 2011 – | One Comment
WWII-era glamour girl appeared in this vintage Salvation Army TV spot

She starred as Elizabeth Bennett in an early film adaptation of Jane Austen’s masterpiece Pride and Prejudice but won an Oscar for her work in Mrs. Miniver. A major box office draw in the 40s, she filmed this brief television ad for The Salvation Army in the 1970s, featured below.