27 Jan 2021

Inspired by the fire

Darkness covered the Harlem Temple Corps parking lot one quiet morning at 2:00 A.M. That’s when someone entered it and set a Cadillac Escalade aflame. The fire totally consumed the

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28 Oct 2020

Masking for a second wave

COVID-19 has already hit New York City hard, but health officials warn that a second wave could possibly come this fall and winter that could mix with the flu for

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12 Sep 2020

COVID–19: Lessons from 9/11

In 2001, Major Samuel Gonzalez served as a corps officer in Buffalo, N.Y. Every Wednesday, he hosted prayer services for about 25 people. “They were usually the more committed ones

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11 Sep 2020

A day like any other

The morning of September 11, 2001 began as would any other day for Major Thomas Applin. As the divisional secretary for the Empire State Division, one of his responsibilities was

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10 Sep 2020

America changed that day

Just two weeks before Sept. 11, 2001, our family had been vacationing in downtown Manhattan. We never imagined what would eventually take place right where we stood. It seems like

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27 Jun 2020

On Captain Emeline’s watch

Captains Chaka and Emeline Watch, corps officers of the Harlem, N.Y., Temple, understand the pain families feel today. “As officers, the biggest challenge for my husband and me is knowing

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26 Jun 2020

Summer camp in a box

Most summer camps across the Eastern Territory are closed this year due to COVID–19, a move that forced youth leaders to scramble for another way to build into children’s lives.

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24 Jun 2020

Revealing a hope diamond

April 4th was to have been the grand opening celebration for EastView Independent Senior Living Complex, The Salvation Army’s latest venture in “doing the most good.” This nearly $80 million

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15 Jun 2020

Lieutenant Drigo represents

Passionate voices filled the air in Bushwick, Brooklyn, N.Y., and people came from far and wide to listen. They stood or sat on benches or knelt on the expansive Maria

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21 May 2020

A spiritual renaissance

Harlem, N.Y., is famous for its history; the social and cultural renaissance of the late 1930s, its role during the civil rights era, and in recent years, its economic boom

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19 May 2020

Spiritual care at a distance

In this current COVID–19 environment, even mega churches have shut their doors and the most devout families are sheltering in place on Sundays. This paradigm shift has been a huge

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