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Salvation Army opens assistance center for wildfire survivors in Weed, CA
September 18, 2014 – | No Comment

In coordination with the City of Weed, CalFire, and local law enforcement, The Salvation Army opened a center for survivors of the Boles Fire where they can receive clothing, food, household goods, and other items. The address of The Salvation Army’s assistance center is:
550 Park Street
Weed, CA 96094-2358

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Liberian Salvation Army delivers supplies to help stop spread of Ebola
September 10, 2014 – | No Comment
Liberian Salvation Army delivers supplies to help stop spread of Ebola

Every day that the Ebola crisis continues to make news, I’m sure you feel as I do and pray for a permanent solution. Until that time comes, I’m grateful that our Army is also there offering its help in the form of sanitation supplies to medical facilities, food relief to affected families and even operating its mobile clinic. See below for more details from our International Headquarters in London…

#InvestInFutures by supporting quality after school programs
August 22, 2014 – | Comments Off
#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.

A kindly volunteer, Salvation Army, & Mexican consulate help a man find his home
July 8, 2014 – | Comments Off
A kindly volunteer, Salvation Army, & Mexican consulate help a man find his home

Last week my colleague Kevin White called with an incredible story. He works at The Salvation Army in Orange County, California and was able to witness a small miracle come together. Here’s what he told me.

Phoenix-area cooling stations help locals beat the extreme heat
July 2, 2014 – | One Comment
Phoenix-area cooling stations help locals beat the extreme heat

It gets dangerously hot during the summer months in the Phoenix area. So hot that people without a cool home or office to go to are at significant risk of exposure and dehydration. That’s why our staff in the aptly-named Valley of the Sun work with Safeway stores and Arizona Family’s 3TV to collect bottles of water to distribute throughout the season at our local cooling stations.

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.

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.

Sweet kids + new bikes = joyful smiles
May 22, 2014 – | Comments Off
Sweet kids + new bikes = joyful smiles

The Salvation Army in San Diego partners with NBC7 to present new bicycles to great kids all throughout the year through the Bikes for Kids program. But last week they honored National Salvation Army week with a special bike giveaway event. Ten deserving kids got a new bike, a helmet and a lock during a special in-school assembly.

Salvation Army serving at the fire lines in San Diego
May 16, 2014 – | Comments Off
Salvation Army serving at the fire lines in San Diego

The statewide drought in California is making for an early and severe fire season. For the last two days our Emergency Disaster Services staff in San Diego has been serving the first responders on the fire lines.

Hallmark helps Salvation Army care for pregnant teens in Portland, OR
May 15, 2014 – | Comments Off
Hallmark helps Salvation Army care for pregnant teens in Portland, OR

Back in December, the good folks at Hallmark chose The Salvation Army to benefit from their online campaign called “Countdown to Christmas.” A portion of the funds raised will help The Salvation Army White Shield Center in Portland, Oregon!

80 year-old volunteer welcomes seniors at Salvation Army lunch in Mesa
May 7, 2014 – | Comments Off
80 year-old volunteer welcomes seniors at Salvation Army lunch in Mesa

Eighty year-old volunteer Daisy Morin is a breath of fresh air! She’s been helping our chef Daryl Howard in the kitchen at the Mesa, Arizona Salvation Army for the last year.

One of America’s favorite pastimes starts today – Major League Baseball!
March 31, 2014 – | Comments Off
One of America’s favorite pastimes starts today – Major League Baseball!

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.

100 Southern California girls get help with prom dresses at Salvation Army event!
March 24, 2014 – | One Comment
100 Southern California girls get help with prom dresses at Salvation Army event!

On Saturday, 100 deserving young ladies from San Gabriel Valley, California schools got to “shop” for a prom dress at The Salvation Army worship center on Walnut Street in Pasadena. They got to choose from hundreds of lovely gowns and received $30 gift cards so they could buy shoes or other accessories to complete their prom look.