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

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

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

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

02 Jan 2021

Digital Edition: Special Issue COVID–19

Welcome to our “Special Issue 2020: COVID–19.” From “The Hopeline,” a national network of volunteers who offer emotional and spiritual care via phone, 24/7; to “Faith through COVID,” a family’s

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

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.

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

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

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

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

17 Dec 2020

The joy of Christmas comes home

Maria Sanchez sat her four children down and gave them the bad news; their family couldn’t afford any Christmas decorations for their home this year—not even a tree. “The situation