Articles in Northwest
Unless you live in Seattle, you probably haven’t seen The Salvation Army latest advertising campaign. Instead of billboards, bus bench signs and mall kiosks asking you to financially support people struggling with hunger, addiction or homelessness, the ads are targeted specifically to people in crisis.
Wildfires continue to blaze in Washington state. Officials estimate that more than 400 square miles have already burned, four times the size of Seattle. The Salvation Army is still working in the impacted area to provide immediate relief now, and will stay in the area for as long as needed.
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.
This week, Salvation Army teams were deployed to provide immediate relief to those impacted by the mudslides in Snohomish County, WA. The Salvation Army sent a mobile canteen (feeding unit) to provide meals and water to the first responders at the disaster. In the future, The Salvation Army will assist in the restoration efforts.
A very generous – and anonymous – Seattle Seahawks season ticket holder has offered two Super Bowl XLVIII (48) tickets, valued at $800 each, to benefit The Salvation Army! The tickets are being auctioned off on EBay and the proceeds will be donated to fund the good work of the Army in the Pacific Northwest.
One of the most touching examples of Christmas caring is happening right now in Seattle, Washington: their “Toy and Joy” event! It’s designed to give moms and dads who are struggling to make ends meet somewhere to ‘shop’ for Christmas. It doesn’t cost a thing but gives parents some choices and dignity: two things often in short supply when times are tough.
Last weekend the New York Times Magazine had a great feature story about an island in Greece called Ikaria which has a large population of men and women well into their 80s and 90s. One thing that links the Ikarians together is, well, they’re linked together! It’s a very social community where daily visits are not only tolerated, they’re expected.
Every work of God in the lives of the people He loves is inspiring, and Camp Chef John Tichy’s story doesn’t disappoint. He grew up in a large family that did a lot of entertaining in their home. At an early age, he regularly sampled the drinks offered at the family’s parties and became an alcoholic.
Joel McHale of TV’s “Community,” “Talk Soup” and dozens of movies – including one of my favorites “The Informant” – headlined a fundraising event for our Women’s Shelter in Seattle this past weekend.