Articles in Kroc Centers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!