The Salvation Army Responds to Typhoon Yolanda

Update 11/14:  The Salvation Army in The Philippines is ready to assist the many thousands of people affected by Typhoon Haiyan.  Seven tons of food—rice and canned goods—have already been prepared for distribution in 18-kilogram packages.  The region’s geography is complicating any response, with the worst-hit area being made up of several islands.  On Leyte, […]


LONDON, August 3, 2013 – Commissioner André Cox, a Swiss-British Salvation Army officer, has been elected as the 20th General of the Christian church and charity. The election took place at the High Council, which saw 117 of The Salvation Army’s senior leaders from around the world gather just outside London for the sacred task […]

Betty Zylstra Represents The Salvation Army at the UN

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women, will be holding its 57th session on the Status of Women this year.  The Salvation Army Director of Social Services in Kent County, Betty Zylstra, has been appointed to serve as one of […]

The Salvation Army Responds to Tornado in Branson Missouri

The Salvation Army is continuing to provide assistance to those in Branson, Missouri and throughout the Taney County area. A Salvation Army canteen is currently stationed in the Branson Mall’s parking lot and providing snacks and drinks to survivors, first responders and clean-up crews. The canteen crew consists of one staff member and three trained […]

Responding in Ukraine

Recent temperatures in the Ukraine have reached as low as -36 degrees Celsius. The extremely low temperatures have caused a reported 135 Ukrainian deaths. The Salvation Army is responding to the emergency by providing aid to the most vulnerable in all 13 unit locations throughout the country. In Kiev City, Salvationists and officers are distributing […]

Spread Love this Valentine\’s Day

There has always been a substantial amount of mystery surrounding the origins of Valentine\’s Day and its namesake, St. Valentine.   Not much is known about St. Valentine except what is written about him in the Nuremberg Chronicle published in 1493 as a Biblical paraphrase and a chronicle of history.   St. Valentine is said […]

The Salvation Army in Fiji Provides Help after Floods

Salvation Army workers in Fiji were greatly encouraged when they received a visit from the country’s president while they were providing shelter, food and clean water to victims of flooding and landslides. Seven people – including a family of four – were killed, with villages and suburbs left under water. Thousands of people had to […]

Blessings to You and Yours this Christmas

Although The Salvation Army has been blessed in many ways this Christmas, there are two areas of focus that we would like to share with you. First, we are blessed by the overwhelming generosity of our donors, volunteers and friends who have freely given of their time, talents and resources in support of our efforts […]

We Will Not Forget

Tens of thousands of Americans spent Sunday, September 11 quietly reflecting on the losses our nation suffered at the hands of terrorists in 2001. Memorial services and remembrances across the nation and within the WMNI Division pointed to the resolve and strength of our nation and of our character as Americans. In Grand Rapids, home […]

Salvation Army Flag Flies in Togo

The first Salvation Army Officers appointed to the west African country of Togo have arrived, bringing with them their three children and the new Togolese Salvation Army flag. Captains Herv, Michel and Naty Dorcas Ahouyanganga, originally from the Congo (Brazzaville) Territory, traveled by road to their new appointment from Accra in Ghana, where they had […]