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Today is opening day for Major League Baseball! I hope you get to take in a game this season and enjoy one of America’s favorite pastimes. Of course, I hope you also enjoy one of America’s other favorite pastimes: giving to your favorite charity, The Salvation Army.
Mr. James Komatsu had two brushes with The Salvation Army in his life. His mother died during the Great Depression so he went to live in an Army childrens’ home for Japanese-American youth in San Francisco. After he retired he began to search for subsidized senior housing and found our Silvercrest Residence.
The Salvation Army owns and operates the historic Wai’Oli Tea Room in the gorgeous Manoa Valley area of Honolulu. Dedicated in 1922, the tea room was built as part of The Salvation Army’s Girls’ Home program to teach young women marketable job skills. The Wai’oli Tea Room was added to the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service in 1988.
The Salvation Army here in the Western US has been publishing a newspaper called New Frontier since 1983 to equip and inform our significant Army audience. Since the media landscape has changed dramatically in recent years, the New Frontier is changing too.
Well known Victorian-era playwright George Bernard Shaw wrote 63 plays, many of them were widely-acclaimed. The one that’s close to the hearts of Salvation Army folks is called Major Barbara. From now until February 2, 2014 the American Conservatory Theater (ACT) in San Francisco is staging Major Barbara!
In recognition of the 1964 founding of the War on Poverty, The Salvation Army and a handful of other human-service charities and organizations have pledged to work together this year to advance the cause further. Click here if you’d like to be connected to The Salvation Army in your community so you can help us win the war for those in need. Use the zip code finder in the upper right corner of our home page.