The National Advisory Board of The Salvation Army was able to experience first-hand the special brand of hospitality that only West Michigan can provide during their recent board meeting in Grand Rapids. Kicking-off the two-day event was a Community Leaders Breakfast on Thursday, September 19 in the Ambassador Ballroom West of the Amway Grand Plaza […]
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 […]
The Salvation Army has been deployed to the southern Oklahoma City area in the wake of Monday’s devastating tornado. The twister touched down west of Newcastle, Oklahoma at approximately 2:56pm and tore a 22 mile path of destruction northeast through the city of Moore before dissipating prior to reaching Stanley Draper Lake. Early estimates suggest […]
For an organization that has been helping those in need for nearly 150 years, the mission of The Salvation Army continues to be as relevant as ever. Beginning the week of May 13, The Salvation Army is celebrating the 59th annual National Salvation Army Week, which was first declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in […]
The Donut Day tradition began on the battlefields of France during World War One, when Salvation Army workers went to the front to deliver spiritual aid and comfort to US soldiers and their allies and serve as a link between the soldiers and their families back home. Salvation Army “Donut Lassies” served coffee and donuts to soldiers in the trenches to bring them cheer. Donut Day became an official Salvation Army annual fundraising event in 1938 in Chicago.
Photo via Flickr.com Updated on April 17th, 2013: The Salvation Army is providing support to survivors and first responders in Boston, Massachusetts, following the explosions that occurred near the Boston Marathon finish line Monday, which resulted in at least three deaths and left more than 140 people injured. Four Salvation Army canteens (mobile feeding […]
The Salvation Army’s service to the victims of Hurricane Sandy is still ongoing more than two weeks after the storm made landfall. The Salvation Army has continued to do the most good with your generous donations, serving more than 700,000 meals. You can see our recovery efforts in action by watching the video below. To […]
Hurricane Sandy made landfall officially on Monday, slamming into the southern parts of New Jersey and wreaking havoc throughout a 13 state radius along the East Coast. Places like New York have reported more than 3 feet of standing water in the streets. Fires have decimated residential areas and it’s estimated that more than 7 […]