Articles in Southwest
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.
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 has teamed up with Goodwill of Central Arizona to open a job resource center on our Salvation Army campus Phoenix. This first-of-its-kind center features 11 computer workstations with access to Goodwill’s database of jobs, as well as a staff member to help job seekers with services including resume development and interview strategy.
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.
Now, many of our local Salvation Army officers are making the rounds to thank their faithful volunteers who make Christmas possible for so many folks in need in their communities. Lt. Mark Stearns in Albuquerque, New Mexico recently had a big thank you to make to a Rotary Club that’s been raising money at the red kettles for 50 years!
Real estate professionals are active in the daily life of their communities and know their neighbors. They’re hard working, friendly, committed, and well-connected. That’s why we’re thrilled that a few thousand of them will volunteer to pick up the bell and ring beside our kettles this Christmas!
Chef Jay Jones is a culinary heavyweight. He had his own fine dining restaurant, has a background in Cordon Bleu, teaches at the Las Vegas Culinary Academy and does cooking demonstrations on a regular basis for clients of The Salvation Army’s Food Pantry.
More than 500 Phoenix-area folks who lacked the money or insurance coverage to manage their eye care needs are seeing life a little differently this week!
Many Phoenix students will start the new year without the proper school supplies. But thanks to the Pak to School program sponsored by the generous folks at American Express, more than 50,000 of Valley of the Sun children return to school carrying a backpack stuffed with the tools they’ll need to learn and grow!
Every summer, Salvation Army youth camps host kids at a week-long opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, make new friends, eat good food, do a few crafts, play sports and hopefully, begin or deepen their relationship with God. In fact, summer camp is one of the centerpieces of The Salvation Army’s work with young people.
The Salvation Army in Arizona was asked to provide relief for the Yarnell Hill Fire that claimed the lives of 19 elite firefighters known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots.
When Arizona temperatures remain high and fail to adequately cool at night, the Weather Service will issue an “Excessive Heat Warning.” On those days The Salvation Army’s Heat and Hydration Project is activated and cooling stations open throughout the city of Phoenix.