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Update: Salvation Army’s efforts to slow spread of Ebola virus in Africa
October 20, 2014 – | No Comment

The Salvation Army is supporting 5,000 people with food since many who have recovered from Ebola often return home to find their possessions removed to ward off further infection. And teachers from The Salvation Army’s 12 schools in Liberia are being trained to provide Ebola awareness and hygiene education in the communities around the schools.

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Did you know the Cubs honored a Salvation Army officer during the ’32 World Series?
September 29, 2014 – | No Comment
Did you know the Cubs honored a Salvation Army officer during the ’32 World Series?

The Chicago Cubs didn’t end their 2014 season on top but in 1932 they played against the New York Yankees in the fall classic. During that fourth game one of the Cubs’ most ardent fans ended her own season.
Her name was Eliza Shirley.

The first-ever Salvation Army band started in the 1880s “by accident!”
August 5, 2014 – | Comments Off
The first-ever Salvation Army band started in the 1880s “by accident!”

Salvation Army bands are not just part of our culture, they’re part of yours too. With references to the band in works by Bill Cosby, 80s’ folk group Dream Academy, and in dozens of films such as Seabiscuit, It’s a Wonderful Life and even Three Days of the Condor, the Army is almost as well known for its bands as it is anything else!

“Being paroled from prison doesn’t give a man his freedom, except from prison walls.”
June 27, 2014 – | Comments Off
“Being paroled from prison doesn’t give a man his freedom, except from prison walls.”

Internationally acclaimed artist Ignacio Aranda Gomez studied at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. While in school he participated in a 1969 project which featured work by Art Center students in a New York Times advertising supplement about The Salvation Army.

Join us to wish The Salvation Army a Happy Founders Day via social media
June 24, 2014 – | Comments Off
Join us to wish The Salvation Army a Happy Founders Day via social media

The Salvation Army staff at our International Headquarters in London is asking that all friends of the Army and those of us who manage Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr accounts for the Army sign up to share a special Founder’s Day message on July 2. We’ll be using a social media utility called Thunderclap to send out a simultaneous social media message across a number of platforms.

“To be where you are needed takes money. Lots of it.”
June 20, 2014 – | Comments Off
“To be where you are needed takes money. Lots of it.”

“To be where you are needed takes money. Lots of it. More people than ever will be turning to the Salvation Army for assistance and comfort. The Army doesn’t want to disappoint them. Give generously now. The Army helps now.”

The Salvation Army helps people “…get reunited, they way they should be.”
June 13, 2014 – | Comments Off
The Salvation Army helps people “…get reunited, they way they should be.”

Artist Ronald Ayon created a beautiful tribute to the family reunions we help facilitate through our Missing Persons Department with the stylized Salvation Army shield pictured here. His work was featured in a 1969 New York Times advertising supplement that promoted the good work of the Army in New York City.

“For all men are one in the spirit of Christ”
June 6, 2014 – | Comments Off
“For all men are one in the spirit of Christ”

Created by an artist named Pippa Garner, nee Philip Vincent Garner, the Russian matryoshka dolls in this stunning ad depict a traditional Christmas story. There’s Jesus, the savior whose birth we celebrate. And Santa Claus who brings gifts for the children. But there are also three Salvation Army officers who make sure Christ is honored and needs are met in His name.

The Salvation Army in Canada recently honored a painful anniversary
June 4, 2014 – | Comments Off
The Salvation Army in Canada recently honored a painful anniversary

One hundred fifty Salvation Army officers, staff, and church members departed from Quebec city on May 27th, 1914 en route to London for an international celebration. But the Empress of Ireland ocean liner never even made it to the ocean. Twenty-four hours into the journey she was rammed in heavy fog by a Norwegian cargo ship loaded with coal in the St. Lawrence River.

National Donut Day is a mere 4 days away!
June 2, 2014 – | Comments Off
National Donut Day is a mere 4 days away!

It’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to wear on Friday, June 6 for National Donut Day. I’d recommend something with an elastic waistband. Just a thought.

“A new commandment I give unto you. That you love one another.”
May 30, 2014 – | Comments Off
“A new commandment I give unto you. That you love one another.”

Just imagine it, the words in the title were printed on the cover of an advertising supplement about The Salvation Army in a 1969 edition of the New York Times. The passage found in John 13:34 accompanied the beautiful rendering of the Army’s famous red shield logo as seen below.

Who ever heard of an Army that kills its enemies with kindness
May 23, 2014 – | Comments Off
Who ever heard of an Army that kills its enemies with kindness

Earlier this month my 90 year-old colleague – and car-pooling buddy – retired from her position at The Salvation Army. When we cleaned out her desk we found a treasure trove of goodies. Our favorite was a 1969 advertising supplement from the New York Times featuring artistic interpretations of Salvation Army ministries created by students at Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles.

Kittens provide stress relief to Salvation Army training school students
May 2, 2014 – | Comments Off
Kittens provide stress relief to Salvation Army training school students

Every year in May my boss and I have the privilege of helping prepare our Salvation Army officers-in-training for their future roles as media spokespersons for our ministry. The day before our training, the leaders of our training college (seminary school) invited me to bring my four foster kittens so the students could get their cat fix.