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You can afford our Tax Day Sale at San Diego Salvation Army Family Stores
April 15, 2014 – | No Comment

If you’re getting a refund from Uncle Sam – or even if you’re not – you can afford to shop The Salvation Army San Diego Family Stores’ tax day sale!

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Salvation Army supports search & rescue operation on Front Range in CO
April 8, 2014 – | No Comment

CanteenTruck002This morning, The Salvation Army’s emergency disaster response personnel are supporting a large scale search and rescue operation for a missing father and son on Mt. Evans, located in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado.

In addition to providing first responders with food and hydration during the search, The Salvation Army’s trained emotional care team is on standby at the request of Clear Creek County.

Salvation Army divisional leader Lt. Col. Dan Starrett said, “Our primary goal is to provide for the needs of Search and Rescue team members so that they may continue their work until this family is found.“

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About The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Response
During 2013, The Salvation Army’s emergency disaster services teams responded to more than 40 disasters in Colorado. During these disasters, volunteers gave more than 20,000 hours collectively to provide first responders and survivors with meals, hydration, emotional care and clean-up kits. Last year, The Salvation Army spent close to $2 million in Colorado alone to meet the immediate needs of those impacted by disasters.

One of America’s favorite pastimes starts today – Major League Baseball!
March 31, 2014 – | No Comment
One of America’s favorite pastimes starts today – Major League Baseball!

Today is opening day for Major League Baseball! I hope you get to take in a game this season and enjoy one of America’s favorite pastimes. Of course, I hope you also enjoy one of America’s other favorite pastimes: giving to your favorite charity, The Salvation Army.

Salvation Army aids survivors of Snohomish County, WA mudslides
March 25, 2014 – | 2 Comments
Salvation Army aids survivors of Snohomish County, WA mudslides

This week, Salvation Army teams were deployed to provide immediate relief to those impacted by the mudslides in Snohomish County, WA. The Salvation Army sent a mobile canteen (feeding unit) to provide meals and water to the first responders at the disaster. In the future, The Salvation Army will assist in the restoration efforts.

100 Southern California girls get help with prom dresses at Salvation Army event!
March 24, 2014 – | One Comment
100 Southern California girls get help with prom dresses at Salvation Army event!

On Saturday, 100 deserving young ladies from San Gabriel Valley, California schools got to “shop” for a prom dress at The Salvation Army worship center on Walnut Street in Pasadena. They got to choose from hundreds of lovely gowns and received $30 gift cards so they could buy shoes or other accessories to complete their prom look.

Northern Cal 11-year-old collects 10,000 socks for homeless people
March 19, 2014 – | 2 Comments
Northern Cal 11-year-old collects 10,000 socks for homeless people

“A long time ago, my mom told me about how important it is to help the homeless,” said Matthew Johnson. “She asked me if I wanted to do something and I said yes.” So Matthew – 8 years old at the time – got busy and created a campaign called “Socks from the Heart to the Homeless” and began collecting socks to give homeless people. In the first three years, he received about 5,000 pairs.

Truck donated by FedEx helps Salvation Army comfort responders to San Francisco blaze
March 14, 2014 – | Comments Off
Truck donated by FedEx helps Salvation Army comfort responders to San Francisco blaze

Earlier this week there was a massive structure fire in the Mission Bay District of San Francisco. Two teams of Salvation Army Emergency Disaster pros and volunteers were deployed immediately in mobile kitchens – about the size of a standard parcel delivery truck – to serve food, beverages and moral support to the 400 firefighters on hand and those evacuated from their apartments.

Before donating in-kind items to charity, check the drawers, pockets, and cushions!
March 11, 2014 – | Comments Off
Before donating in-kind items to charity, check the drawers, pockets, and cushions!

USA Today just ran a story about the cash, jewelry and other goodies that are often donated unintentionally to charities like The Salvation Army and Goodwill. Click here for a link to the article online. They noted the story of a man who recently moved into a nursing home. A family member donated the personal effects that he no longer needed but didn’t realize that $40,000 was tucked in his clothes!