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Great California ShakeOut reminds us all about earthquake preparedness
October 15, 2014 – | No Comment

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!

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Great California ShakeOut reminds us all about earthquake preparedness
October 15, 2014 – | No Comment
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!

Brand survey in OC ranks Salvation Army #1
August 20, 2014 – | Comments Off
Brand survey in OC ranks Salvation Army #1

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.

Entemann’s wants to help you celebrate National Donut Day!
April 23, 2012 – | Comments Off
Entemann’s wants to help you celebrate National Donut Day!

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!

Praying for our donors is part of The Salvation Army’s ministry
March 9, 2012 – | One Comment
Praying for our donors is part of The Salvation Army’s ministry

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.”

Sally One serves up cold water, hot coffee, a warm meal and a smile
March 6, 2012 – | Comments Off
Sally One serves up cold water, hot coffee, a warm meal and a smile

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.

Filmmaker with Salvation Army heritage gives the salute
February 28, 2012 – | Comments Off
Filmmaker with Salvation Army heritage gives the salute

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 first Salvation Army eBay store is open for business!
February 24, 2012 – | Comments Off
The first Salvation Army eBay store is open for business!

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!

Award-winning Big Fresno Fair collects 268K pounds of food for the hungry!
February 15, 2012 – | Comments Off
Award-winning Big Fresno Fair collects 268K pounds of food for the hungry!

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.

Salvation Army kids bring Valentines love to seniors with Alzheimers
February 13, 2012 – | Comments Off
Salvation Army kids bring Valentines love to seniors with Alzheimers

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.

Let The Salvation Army help you find the “missing peace”
February 7, 2012 – | Comments Off
Let The Salvation Army help you find the “missing peace”

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.

Salvation Army hosts Super Bowl party for homeless people
February 1, 2012 – | Comments Off
Salvation Army hosts Super Bowl party for homeless people

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.

More evidence that ‘People Count’ at The Salvation Army!
January 24, 2012 – | Comments Off
More evidence that ‘People Count’ at The Salvation Army!

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.