16 Nov 2020

Two paths to culinary success

The Salvation Army Boston Kroc Center’s Culinary Arts Training Program prepares students for career paths into the restaurant industry all over the Boston area. This year, Mika Winder and Samantha

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26 Oct 2020

Global Pandemics Stone on tour

The Salvation Army’s Cambridge, Mass., Corps teamed up with the Peace Abbey Foundation, an organization that creates and installs public works of art that promote peace and nonviolence. In times

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05 Oct 2020

Majors Doris and Craig Haggerty: The Army and us

Majors Doris and Craig Haggerty, corps officers in Hyannis, Mass., in Cape Cod, talk about their ministry of outreach to the homeless community in Hyannis. We are a church. The

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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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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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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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09 Aug 2020

‘Here for good’

Governor Charlie Baker called The Salvation Army an “incredible partner” in the battle against COVID-19 during a recent tour of the food hub in Lynn, Mass. After his tour, Baker

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10 Jul 2020

68 hours

Three out of every four students in Salem, Mass., receives a free or reduced school lunch. That’s fine when school is in session, but what about the weekend? What about

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04 Jul 2020

Grounded, but giving back

COVID–19 has been a crushing blow to the travel industry. For companies like California–based AMI Group, which distributes food to airlines and cruise ships, everything changed overnight with the COVID–19

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22 Jun 2020

Thrifty shoppers rejoice

The Salvation Army’s five family stores in the Worcester, Mass., area opened in early May to crowds of anxious shoppers. The local Telegram & Gazette newspaper said bargain–hunters were “just

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12 Jun 2020

Smiles keep her going

Emily Mercado was about to leave for the night when she took one more phone call. The social ministries coordinator at the Lynn, Mass., Corps, was finishing up another exhausting

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