03 Jun 2020

‘Mako’ their day

In early May, 114 families enjoyed “Shark Week” at The Salvation Army corps in Atlantic City, N.J. The corps received a “fin–tastic” donation of 114 pounds of Shortfin Mako Shark

02 Jun 2020

Going it alone

Ohio is starting to slowly reopen after the COVID–19 outbreak there. Lieutenant Erik Muhs remembers the early days of the pandemic at the Steubenville, Ohio, Corps. He and his wife,

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

31 May 2020

Fishes and loaves

In mid–May, the Massachusetts Environmental Police thought something was “fishy” near the town of Fairhaven. They ended up seizing 250 pounds of fresh scup (porgy) fish from a suspected illegal

29 May 2020

Room service–styled eating

When a local homeless shelter in Portsmouth, N.H., lost its volunteers because of COVID–19, the city’s AC Hotel stepped into the gap to provide daily meals. The hotel also decided

28 May 2020

Finding love in the age of COVID

Major Nancy Townsend was a retired officer and had been a widow for five years when Salvation Army leaders asked her to take over the Athol, Mass., Corps, last October.

27 May 2020

Masking their disappointment

Ohio charter school helps The Salvation Army The girls’ robotics team at Horizon Science Academy Columbus High School in Ohio was disappointed last month when COVID–19 canceled the state competitions.

24 May 2020

Veterans helping kids

The small town of Bloomsburg, Pa., is blessed with plenty of food banks that have kept local residents fed during the COVID–19 outbreak. However, the area’s children have grown restless

23 May 2020

The show goes on

When there’s no school, there’s also no after school. That didn’t sit well with the folks who run The Salvation Army’s Roller Enrichment Academy (REA) after–school program at Steelton Elementary

22 May 2020

Welcome to Flag City

A week before the Fourth of July in 2018, Captains Justin and Marsha Barter arrived at their new appointment in Milford, Mass. “When I first arrived in town, I was

20 May 2020

Adopt–a–family in Vineland

The Salvation Army’s Vineland, N.J., Corps offers a popular Adopt–a–Family program during the Christmas season. When COVID–19 created a need for food, the corps decided to resurrect the effort with