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Brand survey in OC ranks Salvation Army #1
August 20, 2014 – | No Comment

Folks like me in The Salvation Army world woke up to a sweet surprise today. The Orange County Register newspaper ran a column about a yearly brand survey that rates local organizations in 10 categories. The 2014 Orange County Most Trustworthy Brands award is a co-production of advertising and communications firm DGWB, Cal State Fullerton and OC Metro magazine.

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

LevelthefieldIn communities across the United States, Salvation Army officers and staff are helping folks put food on the table and keep a roof over their head.

Sometimes they’re helping mom or dad get free of addiction or secure stable employment.

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.

Moms and dads wonder how they’ll pay for the supplies needed to outfit their kids for the academic year while they struggle to make the rent and feed their family.

And the kids dread showing up on the first day without a backpack, notebooks, sneakers, calculator, lunchbox, or whatever item signals school success for them.

We want to do everything we can to help level the playing field for those kids.

This year we’re doing an all out push to get our supporters and friends to click this link and make a gift that stuffs backpacks full of goodies that inspire kids to learn.

Your donation will help kids hit the books this Back to School season!

Thank you for your generosity.

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!