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Devotional: Does God need us?

The Bible says God doesn't need anything. Here's what that means for His pursuit of us...

October 20, 2017 | Blogs

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Pray for those experiencing instability

Today, we are asking you to join us in prayer for those whose basic needs aren’t met quite as easily as our own...

October 12, 2017 | Blogs

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Donations in Action: Lady writes ‘Adventure Journal’

A talkative woman gets rid of her bed bugs, a father bonds with his daughters, a single mother gets help with rent, and social workers help a woman create an "Adventure Journal" – four of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good...

September 18, 2017 | Blogs

Devotional: 9/11 reflection and renewal

It’s been 16 years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Another anniversary brings with it the return of all of the emotions and reflection of that day...

September 8, 2017 | Blogs

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Devotional: Meeting the floods of life with floods of grace

Now in the aftermath of the 130 mph winds and rainfalls estimated to reach upwards of 50 inches, homes and families are broken. Yet, destruction has had a way of uniting a community.

August 30, 2017 | Blogs

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How to create a plan for emergencies

The time to prepare for a disaster isn’t when a storm begins to grow. The time to prepare is now...

August 21, 2017 | Blogs

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Post-prison ministry offers support, community

The Salvation Army's post-prison ministry offers support and community to men and women who are determined to rebuild their lives. Here's one staff member's take on why it's working...

August 15, 2017 | Blogs

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Three tips for a safe summer

Summer is in full swing! With the right preparation, you can enjoy the best activities of summer safely. Here are our top three tips...

July 26, 2017 | Blogs

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You can never be too far from God

Maybe you’re reading this and thinking: “I am too far away from God. He could never forgive me.” Boy, do we have news for you...

July 18, 2017 | Blogs

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Four ways your donation contributes to simpler living

You may not have realized that by making a donation, you are helping others lead simpler lives...

July 10, 2017 | Blogs

From the shackles of sin to the heart of prison ministry

Rick Marasco was driving through town one day, and this time when he saw people on the corner with their cardboard box signs, he prayed, “God, what do you want me to do?” “My son, give to The Salvation Army,” was the response he heard...

July 7, 2017 | Blogs

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What’s with The Salvation Army uniform?

Every officer and soldier of The Salvation Army is given a uniform. If you haven’t seen the uniform, it’s very simple. I like to refer to my uniform as my "super suit." That's partly because on every uniform you will find two “S" symbols on the shoulder area of the blazer...

July 6, 2017 | Blogs

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