Grand Rapids Hosts National Advisory Board

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 […]

Emergency Disaster Services Deployed in Moore, OK

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 […]

National Salvation Army Week is May 13 -19

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 […]

National Donut Day!

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.

The Salvation Army to Provide Assistance Following Boston Marathon Explosions

Photo via   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 […]

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 […]

Consumer’s Energy donates $1 million to The Salvation Army

In keeping with its promise to Michigan, Consumers Energy is making a $1 million contribution to The Salvation Army, enabling us to support the state’s most vulnerable residents with emergency energy bill assistance. The contribution comes during the 30th anniversary of the PeopleCare program, jointly founded and led by The Salvation Army and Consumers Energy. […]

The Salvation Army’s Storm Relief Continues

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 […]

The Salvation Army Deployed Throughout the East Coast in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

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 […]