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Jimmy’s story gives addicts hope for the future

A couple of months ago, I sat in a room full of men and women who’ve battled back from addiction and heard their stories. It was a very humbling experience for me.

When it was Jimmy’s turn to speak, I was stunned by the contrast between the bleak description of his former life and the joy I felt hearing him encourage others who’ve walked a similar path.

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Please use Melissa’s video to help an addict in your life

Life is difficult and many of us – and those we love – use alcohol or drugs as a numbing agent. It’s hard to know what to say or do for a loved one who’s lost control and has become mired in addiction.

Melissa has something to say to them.

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Salvation Army founders advocated a vegetarian lifestyle

If you’re looking for some inspiration to make healthy change this year, look no further than The Salvation Army’s founders William and Catherine Booth and their family. The Booths came from the Methodist tradition and – like many from their denomination – followed the vegetarian practices of John Wesley even though doing so was difficult in Victorian England.

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UNC student entrepreneurs create online platform that hosts Salvation Army Adopt-A-Family

When I was in college, my friends and I probably sat around the dorm late at night talking about fraternity boys. Definitely clothes. Maybe – but not likely – school work. Not so for Thomas Doochin, Taylor Sharp and Jake Bernstein. As freshmen at the University of North Carolina (UNC), their late night conversations were […]

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Couple asks wedding guests for a surprising gift

Every year we’re blown away by how radically generous people are with their neighbors in need at Christmas. Just yesterday we heard about a Chicago couple who had their dream Christmas-themed wedding. But not only do they get to spend the rest of their lives together, they celebrated their union by asking their guests show […]

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Jimmy Wayne’s Paper Angels movie debuts this weekend on UPTV!

This Sunday November 16, Uplifting Television Entertainment (also called UPTV) will broadcast an original movie called “Paper Angels” which stars Matthew Settle from TV’s “Gossip Girl” and Josie Bissett, star of “Melrose Place”. The story is inspired by country artist Jimmy Wayne’s Christmas song and book “Paper Angels.” To learn more about Jimmy’s story of […]

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Alexandra’s husband said she wouldn’t make it on her own

After Alexandra moved to the US from the Czech Republic with her husband and daughter Sofia, things started to go bad between them. He was verbally abusive and told Alexandra that she couldn’t make it on her own. With The Salvation Army’s help, she did.

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Oscar does “walk-a-thon” for drug & alcohol rehab grads

Oscar fell ill in 2006 after getting a flu shot and was later diagnosed with Guillain-Barre’ Syndrome. Last weekend Oscar participated in the Count Me In Walk-a-thon to raise money so that he and others can attend a reunion of 5,000 graduates of Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers in October 2014.

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Pregnant and parenting teen girls find a home at The Salvation Army's White Shield in Portland.

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!

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Salvation Army Silvercrests fill shortage in subsidized senior housing

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.

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“I could never, ever imagine The Salvation Army turning away anyone…”

Ricky grew up in a family where there was love, but as a young gay man in the 80s he struggled with his identity. So he stole his parents’ credit cards to buy things he thought he needed to feel good. Find out the rest of Ricky’s amazing story about the healing power of Christ’s love and the outstretched hand of The Salvation Army.

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Help us honor Doug Holladay’s final wish to ring the bell for the Army that loved him

The Salvation Army in Ogden is honoring the final wish of a former employee, Douglas Holladay. He wants to ring the bell and collect donations for the Red Kettle on behalf of The Salvation Army. “The Salvation Army was there for me when everyone else turned their back. They loved me until I learned to love myself.”

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