02 Aug 2020

Now, he’s a giver

It’s a sweltering summer day as Envoy Kevin Knappins pulls up to a city park in Sandusky, Ohio. His van is full of food. The people in the park recognize

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31 Jul 2020

COVID–19 and mental health

The onslaught of COVID–19 has forced everyone to shelter in place and to worry about the ever–present danger of life–threatening illness and mortality. The harsh reality of disrupted routines, important

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27 Jul 2020

76ers with the assist

The National Basketball Association (NBA) season, shortened by COVID-19, resumes this Thursday. However, the employees of the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Camden, N.J., have been ready

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24 Jul 2020

Everyone needs a hero

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed many heroes, but superheroes of a traditional kind descended on Washington, Pa., recently to help the corps conduct a drive-thru fundraiser for back-to-school supplies. Robin

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23 Jul 2020

A holy passion

At times, Jeffrey Bailey sees moments from his difficult childhood flash before his eyes. Today as the director of social services for The Salvation Army’s Massachusetts Division, he is helping

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17 Jul 2020

Zooming ahead in USA East

It’s a brave new virtual world and the Salvation Army’s Eastern Territory is right in the middle of it. When the COVID-19 pandemic brought a quarantine and new social distancing

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17 Jul 2020

Beyond the mountains

photo by Jennifer Culverson Some years ago, I trekked my way through the first stage of the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea. Historically, the trail marked chronologically and geographically

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16 Jul 2020

Inmates donate to fight COVID-19

“About 8 months ago when I went to Benner Township Prison, I thought I would speak to just a few inmates,” said Captain Daniel Gonzalez, administrator for the Adult Rehabilitation

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14 Jul 2020

Keeping their homes

Alicia worked full time at a York, Pa., candy store before COVID–19 hit. When management drastically cut her hours, it became a horrible time for her and her four children

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10 Jul 2020

68 hours

Three out of every four students in Salem, Mass., receives a free or reduced school lunch. That’s fine when school is in session, but what about the weekend? What about

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09 Jul 2020

At the Morning Disco!

Every Wednesday morning in July and August, the Salvation Army USA East Territorial Youth Department will invite children aged 6–12 and their parents to dance, laugh, sing, and learn about

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05 Jul 2020

Betty ages gracefully

When Betty Hensley was just 12 years old, WWII was on the horizon and she was about to begin her own great adventure. Her father gave her a golden jackknife

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