Find a National Donut Day event in the Western US!

Next week is a major holiday we observe here at The Salvation Army in the US. It’s not a religious holiday imbued with deep meaning and eternal significance. No, it’s National Donut Day on Friday June 5th.

Because, donuts.

In keeping with our tradition to honor this fine day by revering our nation’s veterans and eating donuts (surprise!), here’s a list of activities that are open to the public so you can make this holiday part of your life too!

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Keep resolutions to get healthy at Salvation Army in Ore.

Of the 10 most popular New Years Resolutions Americans make, three are related to health and fitness.

Number 1 on the list: lose weight. Number 5: stay fit and healthy. Number 7: quit smoking.

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#InvestInFutures by supporting quality after school programs

Some kids spend the hours between the end of their school day and the end of mom and dad’s work day getting into unproductive behaviors. The Afterschool Alliance advocates for quality programs that guide and mold kids during those crucial hours. Use the zip code finder in the upper right of this page to find the nearest Salvation Army character building program, day camp, music and arts program, or youth ministry.

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Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Suisun City, California

Salvation Army Kroc Center member gets life-changing gift from employee

People join a Kroc Center to find community and meet their health and fitness goals in a supportive, friendly environment. Lewis Williams got that and much, much more. He is a member of our Kroc Center in Suisun City, California.

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James Komatsu drinks his daily cup of McDonalds coffee to honor Joan B. Kroc's gift to The Salvation Army

Salvation Army Silvercrests fill shortage in subsidized senior housing

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.

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New leaders assume post at Salvation Army in Marion & Polk Counties

Majors John and Candy Stennett are embracing their new Salvation Army leadership roles! According to the Statesman Journal newspaper, they’re spinning (him) and dancing (her) with excitement to assume management of The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center too – also known as a Kroc Center – in Salem.

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Here at The Salvation Army, People Count!

Loving God’s people is The Salvation Army’s ministry, so each week our leaders fill out an online highlight report called “People Count” to share what God is doing for people in their community. This week’s compilation of stories included some miraculous, practical and downright sweet stories about how God is at work at The Salvation Army.

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The Salvation Army wants to help make sure your kids are safe this summer

The Salvation Army is committed to protecting kids from abuse. We’re serious about that and have spent the last eleven years developing a robust safety program called Protecting the Mission (PTM) that allows kids to be themselves in a safe setting.

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Biggest Loser contestant gets in a workout at The Salvation Army’s Kroc Center

NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” contestant Thomas “TC” Poole was the first to be eliminated, but he is continuing in his weight loss goals on his own at home. Follow this link to a “Where are They Now” clip featuring TC and his family getting in a good workout at our Kroc Center in Salem.

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The Phoenix South Mountain Salvation Army Kroc Center is open!

The Phoenix South Mountain Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center had their grand opening and dedication this past weekend and already there are some pretty impressive statistics to report: 350 people attended Sunday’s worship service, more than 1,500 memberships have been sold, and more!

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Phoenix Kroc Center has 3.5 miles of walls, 2,056 light fixtures and so much more!

Here are some of the raw numbers from The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Phoenix South Mountain which describe exactly what goes into building a world-class community center: More than 600 total construction days; 360,000 construction man-hours, averaging 75 workers on-site daily…

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The Phoenix Kroc Center opens in 57 days, 0 hours, 44 minutes and 36 seconds

That’s according to the countdown clock on the upper right of the Phoenix Kroc’s website.

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