19 Oct 2020

Saving the American Dream

Soon after the COVID-19 shutdown early this spring, members of the Salvation Army’s advisory board in Akron, Ohio, saw the ominous clouds of an economic storm gathering. Many businesses across

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18 Oct 2020

Finding them a home

And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” —Matthew 8:20 In 2016,

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16 Oct 2020

Pupils in a pod

During the summer, Brianne Sherman and her 6-year-old son Logan moved from California to Lexington, Ky. Logan loved going to the Salvation Army’s Boys & Girls Club of the Bluegrass

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14 Oct 2020

From café to classroom

This year, COVID–19 put a stop to the Salvation Army’s Corning, N.Y., Corps’ popular Kids Café afterschool program. Around that time, the corps’ summer camp also closed. Families in the

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09 Oct 2020

Jumpstarting Christmas

COVID-19 has thrown The Salvation Army’s typical Christmas fundraising campaigns for a loop. Nationally, the Army expects that 155 percent more people will seek Christmas assistance this year. The U.S.

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08 Oct 2020

Aftershocks of COVID–19

COVID-19 has quieted down in most parts of the country, but the aftershocks are still being felt in one rural Ohio community. Major Louis Patrick, the corps officer in Bellaire,

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01 Oct 2020

‘Doing something’ during COVID–19

“Jesus replied, ‘They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.’” —Matthew 14:16 “Do something” was the command of Salvation Army Founder William Booth when he

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29 Sep 2020

Dashing to your door

Partnerships have been an ongoing storyline as The Salvation Army battles the COVID-19 pandemic. That has never been truer than in the state of Connecticut. Governor Ned Lamont recently announced

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23 Sep 2020

New Challenges, New Skills

In January, Emily Mew, state coordinator for the Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) in Massachusetts, traveled to Puerto Rico after a massive earthquake hit the island. Although its magnitude

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19 Sep 2020

Encouraging seniors during COVID–19

Four years ago, Olive Fagan took on the job of senior program coordinator at the Salvation Army’s Boston Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center’s senior program. “The program was

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16 Sep 2020

God on the move: Officers redeployed during COVID-19

Every few years, Salvation Army officers are sent to new assignments. When that happens, it’s sometimes hard for them to move, say “goodbye” to old friends, and prepare to meet

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12 Sep 2020

COVID–19: Lessons from 9/11

In 2001, Major Samuel Gonzalez served as a corps officer in Buffalo, N.Y. Every Wednesday, he hosted prayer services for about 25 people. “They were usually the more committed ones

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