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#InvestInFutures – Help your kids be friend-makers for Back-to-School
July 30, 2014 – | No Comment

Back to School can be a stressful time of year for everyone, but especially for the kids who struggle to navigate the social world around them. And, all while breaking in a new backpack, notebooks and calculator! Some of the best advice parents can give their children is about how to get along well with others. Here are three great ways to help your kids make friends this school year.

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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.

Major Evelyn Chavez’ 9-11 journal – entry #3
September 7, 2011 – | Comments Off
Major Evelyn Chavez’ 9-11 journal – entry #3

“The continuous question is, “Where is God in this?” An interesting observation from the site is the companies helping with the clean up. Angel Water supplies our fresh water and is the water used in the pit to put out the fires that constantly flare up. Trinity Construction is one of the companies working and Grace Trucking Company hauls out the melted, twisted iron.”

A week of 9-11 remembrance
September 4, 2011 – | 3 Comments
A week of 9-11 remembrance

Major Evelyn Chavez has been involved in responding to her share of major disasters: the Northridge earthquake; the school shootings in Columbine; at the Houston Astrodome after hurricane Katrina; and at a Port au Prince hospital in Haiti. Those were all big events but the two weeks she spent in The Salvation Army tent at Ground Zero after the 9-11 terrorist attacks will touch her heart in a special way for the rest of her life.

Target sends thousands of kids back to school with confidence
July 28, 2011 – | Comments Off
Target sends thousands of kids back to school with confidence

Northern California student Angel Lopez is getting ready to go back to school and learn about his favorite subject – science. He was one of the 3,000 kids in The Salvation Army’s US Western Territory who shopped at Target on Tuesday for back to school during the yearly Target School Spree with The Salvation Army.

Warm nights, cool water, & great flick!
July 13, 2011 – | Comments Off
Warm nights, cool water, & great flick!

Just image it; a hot muggy night, and you floating on an inner tube watching Gnomeo and Juliet on a big screen TV at the Kroc. Could a summer activity be any better?

A report on Northern Cal’s 125th year of caring
July 11, 2011 – | Comments Off
A report on Northern Cal’s 125th year of caring

The Salvation Army of Northern California and Nevada just posted their 2010 annual report video to YouTube! Hosted by Major Douglas Riley, the video highlights our service and financial statistics during our 125th year of caring for people during their time of need in the Del Oro Division.

FedEx and Salvation Army – “Building Back Better”
July 5, 2011 – | Comments Off
FedEx and Salvation Army – “Building Back Better”

It all started when Salvation Army Major Ethan Frizzell noticed the prevalence of “three-walled homes” in New Orleans during the recovery phase after Hurricane Katrina: homes hastily built by well-meaning volunteers but left incomplete.

He realized that in the wake of disasters, organizations are often in such a hurry to show up and “put back what was there.” But Major Frizzell thought: “Why not build back better?”