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

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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

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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

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08 Dec 2020

In Uncertain Times

Jonathan Jackson* talks about his first musical instrument, the childhood friend who brought him to The Salvation Army, and how he remains hopeful during uncertain times. I had always wanted

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04 Dec 2020

Un Pueblo de Paz

El 2020 ha sido un año único, interesante y desafiante. Hemos vivido una pandemia mundial, cuyas consecuencias siguen afectando a nuestras vidas.  Hemos sido testigos de lo mejor de la

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03 Dec 2020

Gifts Under the Tree

Amanda Strandburg knows what it’s like to see Christmas approaching, but have nothing under the tree. You might say “The Ghost of Christmas Past” visited her every holiday season. Today,

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02 Dec 2020

A kettle kickoff at city hall

The Salvation Army Passaic, N.J., Corps Christmas kettle kickoff held a special meaning this year. It was the first Christmas event that Lieutenants Guilbaldo De La Cruz and Yesenia Hernandez

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01 Dec 2020

A People of Peace

The year 2020 has been unique, interesting, and challenging. We have lived through a global pandemic, the ramifications of which continue to impact our lives. We have witnessed the best

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25 Nov 2020

Kicking off Christmas!

The Salvation Army Red Kettle Mascot Challenge is a yearly Christmas tradition for the Army in Massachusetts. Mascots from local sports teams, including “Patriot Pat” (New England Patriots, NFL football),

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24 Nov 2020

The worth of families

A few years ago, Worth magazine did a study on wealthy families in the United States and concluded that something other than money was primarily responsible for making them well–off.

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23 Nov 2020

Facts about The Salvation Army

1865 William and Catherine Booth founded The Salvation Army in England. Church The Salvation Army is a church and its message is based on the Bible. The churches, which can

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19 Nov 2020

Digital Edition: A Salvation Army Christmas

Welcome to “A Salvation Army Christmas” Please enjoy these short, inspirational pieces that offer an exciting overview of the Army’s worldwide ministry and a glimpse of what’s happening right here

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