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July 22, 2014 – | No Comment

Do you remember the excitement of the first day of school? Wearing a new outfit, equipped with new notebooks, pencils, backpack and unlimited possibility! Share that memory by assisting an in-need child get ready for the upcoming school year.

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This #4thofjuly we celebrate #freedom and #independence from addiction
July 3, 2014 – | No Comment
This #4thofjuly we celebrate #freedom and #independence from addiction

“The love that I feel from the people around me in The Salvtion Army can only be from God. I can be completely honest with somebody and not be judged…I don’t have to pretend to be anybody: I can be me. That feeling inside is better than any drug, any drink, any pill I’ve ever taken.”

Retired Salvation Army officer using his gift of photography
January 27, 2014 – | Comments Off
Retired Salvation Army officer using his gift of photography

When I began work for The Salvation Army almost 15 years ago I met a Salvation Army officer who volunteered his time to take professional-quality photographs of important events and activities. Major Ron Bawden is now retired and is still hard at work taking beautiful photos at Salvation Army events.

Salvation Army musicians offer Merry Christmas carol service to travelers at Heathrow
December 25, 2013 – | Comments Off
Salvation Army musicians offer Merry Christmas carol service to travelers at Heathrow

The Salvation Army was born in 1865 in London so our UK colleagues have had many years of experience serving the locals. In typical Army fashion, they went where people in need could be found and rendered a sweet service yesterday: a band played Christmas carols with vocalists from the Royal College of Music wearing Victorian costume to entertain weary, stressed travelers at Heathrow Airport!

“I could never, ever imagine The Salvation Army turning away anyone…”
December 10, 2013 – | Comments Off
“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.

#GivingTuesday kicks off The Salvation Army’s World Record Bell Ringing Contest! #ringiton
December 3, 2013 – | Comments Off
#GivingTuesday kicks off The Salvation Army’s World Record Bell Ringing Contest! #ringiton

In 2011 Major Marcelino Soriano, known as Butch, captured the world record for a Salvation Army officer by ringing the bell at the red kettle for 51 straight hours.* This year, Major Butch is in the contest again and expecting to beat his own record. He knows the rigors of 24/7 bell ringing so this year he trained and trained hard!

The Salvation Army helped Tanya find the “Missing Peace”
November 21, 2013 – | Comments Off
The Salvation Army helped Tanya find the “Missing Peace”

The Salvation Army’s Missing Persons Department helps reunite approximately 250 lost loved ones and estranged family members a year. In Tanya Sloan’s case, she was born at a Salvation Army maternity hospital and asked us for help connecting with her birth mother. She’d contacted her through the official channels already but her mother didn’t want any contact.

The Christmas Candle film comes to theaters this Friday, 11/22
November 19, 2013 – | One Comment
The Christmas Candle film comes to theaters this Friday, 11/22

Another holiday movie will be released this year that includes a depiction of the work of The Salvation Army. The film is called The Christmas Candle and it’s based on the Max Lucado book of the same name.

The film Silver Bells tells a fun and important story about Christmas caring
November 15, 2013 – | Comments Off
The film Silver Bells tells a fun and important story about Christmas caring

Getting in the spirit of Christmas will be a tiny bit easier this year because of a great new family film called Silver Bells by the folks at Pure Flix. Silver Bells features actor Bruce Boxleitner (Tron, Babylon 5, Scarecrow and Mrs. King) as Bruce Dalt, a hyper-competitive sportscaster and family man.