On Call: The Emergency Disaster Services Response to Flooding In the Community: An Army of Readers No Need for Translation Celebrate Good Friday with The Salvation Army Little Pine Island Camp and Retreat Center

On Call: The Emergency Disaster Services Response to Flooding

On Saturday, April 12, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services received notification to provide relief efforts and support to those residents and first responders in the Newago and Osceola Counties during recent severe storms and flooding. The White River and Muskegon River have experienced major flooding due to the large amounts of rain and severe […]

In the Community: An Army of Readers

Reading is a fun and beneficial part of growing up as a child. The Salvation Army Action Group and our generous event partner Peter C. and Emajean Cook Foundation celebrates the third annual Army of Readers event to promote reading in Grand Rapids area schools. Volunteers from around the community will visit over 50 Grand […]

No Need for Translation

Music is something that, no matter the native tongue, speaks to and is understood by its listeners.  On April 13, The Salvation Army’s Norwegian Territorial Brass Band took the stage in the Performing Arts Center at the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center.   The concert, which lasted nearly two hours, contained eight different and […]

Celebrate Good Friday with The Salvation Army

The day is coming to observe the passion and death of Jesus Christ on the cross, and you can commemorate this day with The Salvation Army. You are cordially invited to join us in attending a Good Friday service on April 18th at 7:00 p.m. This service will be held at the Fulton Heights Citadel […]

Little Pine Island Camp and Retreat Center

Little Pine Island Camp is only seven miles north of Grand Rapids, Michigan—but worlds away from the typical experiences of the children we serve. Started in 1929, The Salvation Army engages over 800 kids each year with 7 weekly overnight camping sessions. Of our camper population, over 75% live below the poverty line and if […]

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Kettle Creation Contest

Congratulations to Mrs. Moe’s class from Buchanan Elementary for winning the 2013 Kettle Creation Contest! As the winning class, they have won a pool party at The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center. The Kettle Creation Contest was a partnership between The Salvation Army, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, and 5th grade […]

Thank you Bimbo Bakeries for a Job Well Done!

    On Friday, November 8th and Monday, November 18th, Bimbo sent out eight of their staff in the crisp fall air to assemble and install this wonderful new playground feature. Their staff worked diligently – drilling, assembling bolt sets and hauling 80# bags of powdered concrete. Esprit de Corps was great and there were […]

About Those Shiny Red Kettles…

Ring-ding-a-ling, ring-ding-a –ling…there’s that ubiquitous sound filling the air as we scurry our way through town or run our errands. It’s the Christmas season and our lives are frenetic. Yet, everywhere we go, there’s that brass bell ringing…ring-ding-a-ling, ring-ding-a-ling – a sound which we associate with the Christmas season. However, that hasn’t always been the […]

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, […]