09 Apr 2021

Breaking Good: From crystal meth to God’s miracle

“I never realized how it was gonna unfold, but my world then came down to nothing,” said Shelly Lynn Peters. “I thought, If I could go back and do life

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07 Apr 2021

Helping kids survive college

Just about everyone knows the essentials of college life: a grab-and-go breakfast, easy-to-make pasta dinners, and in today’s world, a supply of hand sanitizer. The Salvation Army’s Monessen, Pa., Worship

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05 Apr 2021

A martial arts ministry

Six years ago, Daniel Young, a karate sensei (teacher) and fifth degree black belt, was looking for a facility to use as a dojo, or a room to teach martial

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02 Apr 2021

Food for Holy Week

More than a year after COVID-19 first ravaged the country, people are being vaccinated, slowly returning to work, and receiving government stimulus checks to help recover. Things are looking up,

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02 Apr 2021

“The Girl Who Believes in  Miracles” opens Easter weekend

Miracles happen and right on time. Lawrence Jaffe, a 98–year–old, Jewish, first­–time filmmaker, believes that, when it comes to such signs and wonders, timing is everything. “Well, first of all,

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31 Mar 2021

Fighting a war within

Fight is a word Tonzel Prince understands all too well. As a kid living on the mean streets of Hackensack, N.J., during the 1970s; as a young kickboxer who competed

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29 Mar 2021

The face that saves

Isn’t there more to life than basketball? That was a question sports junkie Joseph Marino asked himself in 1973 while watching the NCAA men’s basketball tournament on television. Sports and

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26 Mar 2021

Like father, like daughter

As COVID-19 raged last March, Captain Melvin Aleman served the community through the Salvation Army’s Norwalk, Conn., food pantry program. At the end of each day, he would rush home

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24 Mar 2021

Others Trade for Hope: Spring/Summer 2021

  Others is The Salvation Army Trade for Hope Initiative. Each purchase of an Others product contributes directly to the financial well being of a woman, her family, and her

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24 Mar 2021

Bringing Global warmth

Spring has finally arrived, but it can still get a bit nippy outside. That’s why Ysabel Martinez was so happy when her daughter, Dilayla, received a free coat in late

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22 Mar 2021

Sheetz for the kidz

Sheetz is a lot more than just your friendly neighborhood convenience store. For several years, The Salvation Army and Sheetz have collaborated to bring holiday cheer to underprivileged children. In

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19 Mar 2021

Mind, body, and soul

Lieutenant Alex Senak is only 31, but he never wants to be seen as the “old guy.” He and his wife, Lieutenant Kelsey Senak, who lead The Salvation Army’s Allegheny

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