15 Jan 2021

Blessings fall on Latrobe

As pastors, Majors Christopher and Jennifer Blessing have a great name. They often get asked if it’s real. It is. The Salvation Army officer couple, now in their 16th year

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14 Jan 2021

Chips are down in AC

Captain Frank Picciotto, a 15-year Salvation Army officer, says he’s never seen anything like what COVID-19 is doing to Atlantic City, N.J. Atlantic County, N.J., which includes Atlantic City, has

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07 Jan 2021

Your chance to ‘Rescue Christmas’

It was just a couple of Christmases ago when I was visiting my son and his family during the Christmas season. My son is stationed in my hometown at the

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06 Jan 2021

Remembering Clint and Micky

Kirsten George of Albany, N.Y., discovered her love of volunteering while watching a video of a man struggle to free himself from a tangled seatbelt. His daughter caught the hilarious

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05 Jan 2021

Michael’s story

A year ago, Michael came through our doors at the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Camden, N.J., seeking a fresh start. His story is one of a

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25 Dec 2020

Packing the pantry in Vermont

COVID-19 has done a number on the small community of Barre, Vt. Lieutenant Christopher West said that before COVID-19 struck, the corps helped 200 to 225 people a week. That

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24 Dec 2020

It’s Christmastime in the village

Major Jeff Stacy is a pastor, so it’s fitting that the first purchase he ever made for his massive Christmas village display was a beautiful church with a high steeple.

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23 Dec 2020

The gift of reading for Christmas

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”—Frederick Douglass The way Joe Bedard tells it, he was in the woods several years ago when a vision

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22 Dec 2020

Warming hearts and bodies

When “Maria” finally had enough of domestic violence, she packed up her four children late one night and fled Puerto Rico with just two bags and the clothes on her

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21 Dec 2020

Answering the alarm—together

Updated December 20, 2020. The lines were so long for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree distribution in Lexington, Ky., on Friday, December 18, that city police jumped in to help

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18 Dec 2020

Mastering the sugar arts

Becki Dina, a Salvation Army soldier and owner and decorator of Sugar Arts Bakehouse in Shaker Heights, Ohio, took on a hobby that became a job, which then became a

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17 Dec 2020

Christmas with The New York Staff Band featuring Chris Martin: Livestream

The New York Staff Band is hosting a Christmas concert with special guest soloist Chris Martin, the principal trumpet for the New York Philharmonic. You will not want to miss it!

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