23 Sep 2020

Bouncing Forward

updated September 2020 As COVID–19 appears to be slowly flatlining in the Eastern Territory, several companies have launched some rather savvy product advertising. Some are making accommodations for hard times

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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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22 Sep 2020

Faith Through Covid

If you ask Jean Renel Murat about his COVID–19 experience, he will tell you it was both bad and good. First, the bad. Murat, who helped start the Haitian ministry

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21 Sep 2020

Motorcycles in Maine

The 3rd annual “Ride for the Red Shield” motorcycle event was scheduled for July this year in Houlton, Maine, but COVID-19 brought those plans to a skidding halt. Envoy Frank Nataluk

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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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18 Sep 2020

New cadets welcomed, 9/11 remembered

September 11, 2020—Reconciliation was the theme of this year’s Welcome to Cadets event held at the USA Eastern Territory’s College for Officer Training (CFOT) in Suffern, N.Y. In the midst

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18 Sep 2020

A sign of hope

The COVID–19 shutdown caused millions of people to lose their jobs, leaving them without money to buy food and other provisions and afraid to even leave their homes. However, in

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16 Sep 2020

God on the move: Officers redeployed during COVID-19

Every few years, Salvation Army officers are sent to new assignments. When that happens, it’s sometimes hard for them to move, say “goodbye” to old friends, and prepare to meet

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15 Sep 2020

New beginnings

In June, The Salvation Army opened a new corps building in Bellevue, Pa., just outside Pittsburgh, but that’s only half the story. The North Boroughs Worship & Service Center is

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14 Sep 2020

The HOPEline

Trained volunteers provide emotional and spiritual care during the COVID–19 pandemic. Silence can be deafening. Just ask an Emotional and Spiritual Care (ESC) specialist who is trying to connect with a

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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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