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Ever wonder where The Salvation Army red kettle got its start?

Added on November 16, 2017

The red kettle has been an American icon for 127 years. From Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, the ubiquitous buckets can be found outside thousands of storefronts in small towns and big cities across the country. Here's how it all started...

Become a Red Kettle sponsor in Austin

Added on November 15, 2017

Businesses and organizations in Austin are encouraged to become a Red Kettle sponsor this Christmas season. By becoming a sponsor, you’ll help the Austin Salvation Army support local families in crisis during the holidays and year-round...

Devotional: 9/11 reflection and renewal

Added on September 8, 2017

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...

Updated 9/7: Salvation Army serving survivors, first responders in Texas

Added on September 7, 2017

Salvation Army Disaster Relief staff and volunteers are out in full force in the Gulf Coast region, serving survivors and first responders following Hurricane Harvey.

How you can help

The recovery and clean up effort is expected to be costly and go on for years. The best way to help is by making a financial donation.

Give online at or…

Devotional: Meeting the floods of life with floods of grace

Added on August 30, 2017

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.

Salvation Army and Shopko partner for school supply drive

Added on July 10, 2017

It may be early July but it is not too early to help a child start the upcoming school year off on the right foot...

These safety tips could save your life

Added on June 14, 2017

We believe preparedness is the first step to keeping your family safe. The time to prepare for a disaster isn’t when the storm begins to grow. The time to prepare is now, so we've made it easier than ever to do so...

Austin volunteer earns ‘Pay it Forward’ award (video)

Added on May 19, 2017

A long-time Austin Salvation Army volunteer got a special surprise visit that included $600 in "Pay it Forward" cash...

2017 Lifetime Volunteer winner: Ronald Newman

Added on May 15, 2017

Since 1970, Ronald Newman has volunteered with the Austin Salvation Army officially. Newman was born hearing impaired and grew up in The Salvation Army...

Disaster relief: When a tornado strikes, Army answers the call

Added on May 15, 2017

Simply put, when a tornado strikes, The Salvation Army moves to action. The call to action after a disaster is one The Salvation Army has been answering for more than 100 years...

‘Stamp Out Hunger’ is Saturday in Austin

Added on May 11, 2017

The Salvation Army in Austin is once again partnering with the United States Postal Service for the “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive. This Saturday, May 13, simply leave a bag of food near your mailbox and a letter carrier will pick it up.

For the 25th year in a row, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns will collect food in what has become t…

Low-cost camp provides fun, adventure up north

Added on May 3, 2017

Imagine giving your kids the gift of a summer camp experience in the beautiful woods near Finlayson, Minn. - all for just $25...
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