Articles in Sierra del Mar
Like all giving to The Salvation Army, it’s all about local. That’s one of many things people like best about us.
When you put money in the kettle or respond to a fundraising email or letter, your gift stays in your community to care for people who struggling to make ends meet.
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.
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.
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.
It’s become something of a tradition for Lt. J. Koebel in Oceanside, California. Today from noon to 2PM, he and his wife Lt. Ashley Koebel will be hosting a community party to raise awareness of the need present in North County San Diego. And, Lt. J. will jump out of a perfectly good airplane at 13,000 feet and float to the ground!
Sarah moved with her husband and son hoping that a new location might be the end of her old life. Unfortunately, her husband brought his controlling, abusive behavior with him. When she finally mustered the courage to speak up about his unloving treatment, he left her and took their son.
Tony came to The Salvation Army from prison. He didn’t want to be alone anymore and knew he needed to be on a different path. So he told his parole officer he’d give our program a try for 30 days. After the 30 days were up, he didn’t want to leave. The Salvation Army cared about him and he could feel it. He knew we could help him lead a different kind of life and stay out of prison.
Carissa needed to get some volunteer hours for school so her friend suggested The Salvation Army. Concerned about what she thought would be “church people,” Carissa gave it a reluctant try and learned something about herself in the process. Watch the brief video below to find out more about Carissa’s story.
A Salvation Army-owned building at the corner of 4th Street and Ross Avenue in El Centro is being transformed into a community center with some volunteer manpower from area churches. Captain Jerry Esqueda – our leader in El Centro – has a big vision for what God can do with the building.
Jeremy says he used to get up in the morning and have a beer. He’d get a beer on his way to work and then another once he got there. And after he was done for the day, he’d have more. Believe it or not, that was before he had a serious addiction.