04 Mar 2017

I Surrendered My Will to Him

In 1997, Carol Almeida was sitting in a jail cell in York, Pa., exhausted by her life on drugs. She longed to be a free woman again—free from the grip

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03 Mar 2017

Beyond the Wall

SA Cares for the Addicted The Salvation Army has always treated drug addiction as a public health issue, long before the Surgeon General’s 2016 report declared it a “chronic neurological

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01 Mar 2017

Puertas Abiertas (Open Doors)

An outreach to victims The Puertas Abiertas (Open Doors) program at the Salvation Army’s San Juan, P.R. Corps provides professional counseling and guidance to victims of crime, abuse, and trauma.

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14 Feb 2017

The Wilkersons

Partners in Health Many people will walk into a Salvation Army church or community center seeking spiritual redemption. But initially, Tamiko Wilkerson came to the Philadelphia Ray & Joan Kroc

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14 Feb 2017

A Spiritual Ball Carrier

Demetrius Marlowe’s stellar career as an athletic coach, pastor, and high school and college educator has offered him many opportunities to engage young people and bring out the best in

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Speaker Melvin Adams shares a moment with a family at the 2016 Sports Ministry Gala.
15 Jan 2017

Athletes and Officers

For many years, The Salvation Army has developed young people through sports ministry. Some of them have reached iconic status as internationally known athletes. David Robinson, Julius (Dr. J) Erving,

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14 Jan 2017

A Beacon of Light

Terrel Davis uses his knees for more than long jumping at the University of Hartford. He also uses them for prayer. “Every night before I have a meet, I pray

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01 Dec 2016

Willing to pay the price

Price Hill neighborhood is one of Cincinnati’s worst—a mix of drugs, gangs, prostitution, and transients. Heroin overdoses are setting records. “It’s not a safe place when the sun goes down,”

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01 Dec 2016

Women at ‘The Well’

“Thank you for saving my mom’s life.” — daughter of a client Jenny Clark had been living in Portland, Maine, for just one week. While attending an evening service at the

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01 Dec 2016

Do you have the Christmas spirit?

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.  —Luke

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01 Dec 2016

Christmas a time for giving

by Robert Mitchell and Hugo Bravo photography provided by Red Shield Toolkit Adopted family gives thanks Last year in Carlisle, Pa., a family’s Christmas looked bleak. So the parents requested

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Dustin LeMaster (right) talks to Anthony and Zyler during a Bridging the Gap meeting. “We’re trying to fill a ‘tool box’ in these kids,” says LeMaster. “Train them up and send them out, off probation, into the community.”
01 Nov 2016

Bridging the gap, investing in lives

You simply can’t stand there and preach at today’s kids. That doesn’t work for this generation,” says Captain Bryan DeMichael. “You need to build a connection with him or her.

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