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Salvation Army serving up meals and calm in quake-rattled Napa
August 26, 2014 – | No Comment

The Salvation Army is providing food, shelter, water, and emotional and spiritual care to survivors and first responders of a 6.0 earthquake that shocked Northern California on August 24.

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#InvestInFutures by supporting quality after school programs
August 22, 2014 – | No Comment

Some kids spend the hours between the end of their school day and the end of mom and dad’s work day getting into unproductive behaviors.

The Afterschool Alliance advocates for quality programs that guide and mold kids during those crucial hours.

Use the zip code finder in the upper right of this page to find the nearest Salvation Army character building program, day camp, music and arts program, or youth ministry.

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Here’s what parents can look forward to when their kids spend their time well after school:
:: Scores in subjects like math, science and language arts improve
:: Risky behaviors like drugs, sex, drinking, etc., decline
:: Kids who are most at risk also gain the most!
:: Supporting after-school programs stems future spending on crime-related costs

Thanks for helping us #InvestInFutures!

Help #LevelThePlayingField for at-risk kids this Back to School season
August 13, 2014 – | No Comment
Help #LevelThePlayingField for at-risk kids this Back to School season

In communities across the United States, Salvation Army officers and staff are helping folks put food on the table and keep a roof over their families’ head. Just like you and me, many of them started to think about Back to School weeks ago. But for some of those we serve, their thoughts aren’t always happy ones.

Help The Salvation Army in Hawaii prepare for Hurricanes Iselle & Julio
August 7, 2014 – | One Comment
Help The Salvation Army in Hawaii prepare for Hurricanes Iselle & Julio

As Hurricane Iselle prepares to make landfall on the big island of Hawaii with Hurricane Julio close behind, The Salvation Army is making preparations to serve impacted communities on Hawaii, Maui, Molokai, Oahu and Kauai.

The first-ever Salvation Army band started in the 1880s “by accident!”
August 5, 2014 – | No Comment
The first-ever Salvation Army band started in the 1880s “by accident!”

Salvation Army bands are not just part of our culture, they’re part of yours too. With references to the band in works by Bill Cosby, 80s’ folk group Dream Academy, and in dozens of films such as Seabiscuit, It’s a Wonderful Life and even Three Days of the Condor, the Army is almost as well known for its bands as it is anything else!

Salvation Army helps in wildfire-ravaged central Washington
August 1, 2014 – | Comments Off
Salvation Army helps in wildfire-ravaged central Washington

Wildfires continue to blaze in Washington state. Officials estimate that more than 400 square miles have already burned, four times the size of Seattle. The Salvation Army is still working in the impacted area to provide immediate relief now, and will stay in the area for as long as needed.

#InvestInFutures – Help your kids be friend-makers for Back-to-School
July 30, 2014 – | Comments Off
#InvestInFutures – Help your kids be friend-makers for Back-to-School

Back to School can be a stressful time of year for everyone, but especially for the kids who struggle to navigate the social world around them. And, all while breaking in a new backpack, notebooks and calculator! Some of the best advice parents can give their children is about how to get along well with others. Here are three great ways to help your kids make friends this school year.

We’re using @CommuniGift to kick off Back to School in SoCal!
July 22, 2014 – | Comments Off
We’re using @CommuniGift to kick off Back to School in SoCal!

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.

Salvation Army Kroc Center member gets life-changing gift from employee
July 15, 2014 – | Comments Off
Salvation Army Kroc Center member gets life-changing gift from employee

People join a Kroc Center to find community and meet their health and fitness goals in a supportive, friendly environment. Lewis Williams got that and much, much more. He is a member of our Kroc Center in Suisun City, California.

A kindly volunteer, Salvation Army, & Mexican consulate help a man find his home
July 8, 2014 – | Comments Off
A kindly volunteer, Salvation Army, & Mexican consulate help a man find his home

Last week my colleague Kevin White called with an incredible story. He works at The Salvation Army in Orange County, California and was able to witness a small miracle come together. Here’s what he told me.

Phoenix-area cooling stations help locals beat the extreme heat
July 2, 2014 – | One Comment
Phoenix-area cooling stations help locals beat the extreme heat

It gets dangerously hot during the summer months in the Phoenix area. So hot that people without a cool home or office to go to are at significant risk of exposure and dehydration. That’s why our staff in the aptly-named Valley of the Sun work with Safeway stores and Arizona Family’s 3TV to collect bottles of water to distribute throughout the season at our local cooling stations.

“Being paroled from prison doesn’t give a man his freedom, except from prison walls.”
June 27, 2014 – | Comments Off
“Being paroled from prison doesn’t give a man his freedom, except from prison walls.”

Internationally acclaimed artist Ignacio Aranda Gomez studied at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. While in school he participated in a 1969 project which featured work by Art Center students in a New York Times advertising supplement about The Salvation Army.

Join us to wish The Salvation Army a Happy Founders Day via social media
June 24, 2014 – | Comments Off
Join us to wish The Salvation Army a Happy Founders Day via social media

The Salvation Army staff at our International Headquarters in London is asking that all friends of the Army and those of us who manage Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr accounts for the Army sign up to share a special Founder’s Day message on July 2. We’ll be using a social media utility called Thunderclap to send out a simultaneous social media message across a number of platforms.

“To be where you are needed takes money. Lots of it.”
June 20, 2014 – | Comments Off
“To be where you are needed takes money. Lots of it.”

“To be where you are needed takes money. Lots of it. More people than ever will be turning to the Salvation Army for assistance and comfort. The Army doesn’t want to disappoint them. Give generously now. The Army helps now.”