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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20 Aug 2020

It’s not over until it’s over

EDS and Social Services team up against COVID–19 Heroism happens when people care so much for others that they forget about themselves and instead focus on the common good. Such

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01 Jun 2020

Hitting close to home

The COVID–19 “hotspot” known as Chelsea, Mass., continues to attract national attention as hungry people line up each day for food at the Chelsea/East Boston Salvation Army. However, this tells

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31 Aug 2019

Emergency Disaster Services (EDS)

Last September Chris Farrand, then the director of Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) for The Salvation Army in Massachusetts, was alerted that two homes were on fire in the Merrimack Valley

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02 Mar 2018

Daze—Free Days

Category 5, Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico destroying everything in her path… After a few days, something impressive happened. It was as if young people and children had woken up from a kind of hypnosis produced by technology.

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02 Nov 2017

In the wake of disaster

“We have truly turned a corner to persevere and deliver hope and help to our neighbors in need,” said Michael Orfitelli, territorial coordinator of Emergency Disaster Services (EDS). “We are

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01 Oct 2015

October Corps News

Around the territory, corps and special teams are engaged in innovative and effective best practices. From annual “Christmas in July” events to sudden rescue operations to soldier enrollments to computer

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