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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19 Sep 2020

Encouraging seniors during COVID–19

Four years ago, Olive Fagan took on the job of senior program coordinator at the Salvation Army’s Boston Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center’s senior program. “The program was

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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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05 Sep 2020

A back–to–school gift

The annual Back–to–School Distribution of backpacks at TD Garden, hosted by the Salvation Army’s Massachusetts Division, is usually a day–long celebration. The stadium, home to the Boston Celtics and Boston

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27 Aug 2020

Taking Steps for Service

Early in August 2020, Major Brett DeMichael, commanding officer of the Salvation Army’s Montclair, N.J., Citadel Corps, walked through that affluent community and its neighboring towns. His purpose was to

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21 Aug 2020

The ‘army’ behind the Army

When Majors Moises and Jacqueline Rivera arrived at the Salvation Army’s Vineland , N.J., Corps last year, they immediately saw that the need in that community was larger than they

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14 Aug 2020

Mayra and Elizur Vasquez: The Army and Us

Majors Mayra and Elizur Vasquez share some of the memories and lessons they’ve learned as officers of the Salvation Army’s Boston Central Hispanic Corps in Roxbury, Mass. It started with

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07 Aug 2020

In Puerto Rico, disaster recovery continues

In the fall of 2017, Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated Puerto Rico. They caused over $90 billion in damages and became the worst natural disasters in the island’s history. Almost

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19 Jul 2020

Trains, shapes, and ‘Mario’ Parties

7 board and video games for summer fun COVID–19 severely limited outdoor activities this year, so people are going back to tabletop games and other forms of indoor family entertainment

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17 Jul 2020

Zooming ahead in USA East

It’s a brave new virtual world and the Salvation Army’s Eastern Territory is right in the middle of it. When the COVID-19 pandemic brought a quarantine and new social distancing

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09 Jul 2020

At the Morning Disco!

Every Wednesday morning in July and August, the Salvation Army USA East Territorial Youth Department will invite children aged 6–12 and their parents to dance, laugh, sing, and learn about

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03 May 2020

Mother of the Kroc

Members of Joanne Small’s community lovingly gave her the title “Mother of the Kroc” because she was a warm, motherly soul with a love for people and boundless energy to

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