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Salvation Army volunteer painting a white wall orange

Volunteers made big impact in 2017

Volunteers are the muscle behind The Salvation Army. Join us as we reflect on the impacts made by our volunteers in 2017.

February 8, 2018 | Blogs

Portrait of Crystal Hill

Mother and toddler reunite after three years

With help from The Salvation Army, Crystal Hill has gotten back everything that addiction stole from her – including her son...

January 30, 2018 | Blogs

Christmas letter

Devotional: Don’t look now, but Christmas is here

You may remember an old commercial from a few years back that said, "Don't let the holidays sneak up on you." Don't look now, but they're here...

December 20, 2017 | Blogs

Today in the town of David, a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

A baby’s birth that saved the world

Aside from time with family, gifts piled high, and treats in quantities that would put Santa to shame, there's another reason this time of year is special...

December 20, 2017 | Blogs

two women shopping in a food pantry

Urgent: Seasonal items needed at our food pantries

With your help, Salvation Army food pantries can provide guests with everything they need to enjoy the flavors of the holiday season...

November 27, 2017 | Blogs

Present photo courtesy of Ben White and Unsplash

Thrift Gift Guide: Low cost, big meaning

Whether looking to stay within a budget or shopping for the person who has everything, we've got a list of meaningful gift ideas that won't break the bank...

November 27, 2017 | Blogs

Salvation Army officer reading the Bible under a cross

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

Little girl pushing cart at food shelf

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

Salvation Army social worker

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

Worker helps family out of home

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

Salvation Army volunteer standing next to a fire fighter

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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