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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!
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.
Is there a better day than National Donut Day? Maybe Christmas. Or my birthday perhaps. In support of the 75th anniversary of National Donut Day on June 1, Entemann’s will give $1 dollar (up to $25,000) to The Salvation Army for every “like” on their Facebook page from now until June 23!
This week Major Pamela Gardner received an unexpected phone call. The voice on the other end of the line was a woman who’d donated through the mail to the Army in Concord. On the remittance form she filled out to enclose with her check she had marked the box requesting prayer and said, “cure my cancer.”
Rachel Ousley, of Montana’s ABC 5 did a three minute story yesterday about a special gal who’s always on hand to help out during times of crisis or disaster. She gets invited to some of the most intimate gatherings of firefighters, police personnel and other first responders because they know she can be trusted to come ready to serve hot coffee, nutritious meals and a warm smile.
Luke Rocheleau is a filmmaker and a Salvationist. Recently, he had the pleasure of working with Sean Astin on a Lifetime Channel film called “Adopting Terror.”
The Salvation Army stores in Northern Virginia are the most successful Family Stores in the United States. And now they’re leading the pack, having opened the first official online thrift operation on eBay in October, 2011! It’s called The Salvation Army Northern Virginia Adult Rehabilitation Center store!
Two-hundred sixty-eight thousand pounds is A LOT of food. In fact, that’s enough to feed about 90,000 people for a day. It’s also the amount of food The Big Fresno Fair has collected in the last three years of its award-winning “Feed the Need” Community Food Drive.
Eight year-old Zachary Gordon has been a part of the after school program for the last two years. His mom says that enrolling him was a bit of a gamble because he has Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism. Communication is a struggle for Zachary, particularly with kids his own age. Last Thursday, Zachary and the other kids visited Heritage House to present the seniors with hand-made Valentines.
Dolly, Ann, Mary and Pat Sully were planning a family reunion and dreamed of getting together with all their sisters. But June – the fifth Sully sister – had been estranged from the family for fourteen years because of a family disagreement. June had become lost to the Sully family. No one knew how to find her so Dolly called The Salvation Army Missing Persons Service to get help.
There will be chicken wings, chili, snack foods and soft drinks. And football of course. After all, it’s Super Bowl Sunday! This Sunday, February 5, The Salvation Army in Chattanooga, Tennessee will host a Super Bowl party for the homeless guests of its ReCreate Cafe.
Every week, our field units fill out an online ‘People Count’ report which summarizes their activities over the last seven days of ministry. I thought that the following two stories did a wonderful job of capturing the heart and the breadth of Salvation Army ministry across the Western US.