01 May 2020

Donut Day

On the first Friday of June, National Donut Day is celebrated by store chains, supermarkets, and Salvation Army corps (churches) across the country. A tradition since 1938, the holiday honors

11 Mar 2020

Adventure corps

In his youth, Gene Spence belonged to the Adventure Corps. Years later as a cadet at the College for Officer Training (CFOT) in Suffern, N.Y., Spence got a look into

31 Jan 2020

Pathway of Hope

“Pathway of Hope is the evolution of what The Salvation Army has provided since its creation,” says Cheryl Wilson, case manager at the Army’s Buffalo, N.Y., Area Services Center. “The

03 Dec 2019

Bell ringers

David Webber, a retired veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves, has been at the Salvation Army’s Pittsfield, Mass., Corps for the past five years. A well–known figure in the community,

02 Nov 2019

Food Pantries

Lieutenants Joseph and Rebecca Smith came to the Salvation Army corps in Boyertown, Pa. with the goal of opening a food pantry where people had choices. “We wanted to make

03 Oct 2019

After–school programs

Growing up in Colombia, Heidy Malaver dreamed of studying music. Although she took voice lessons and sang in a choir, finding teachers who were trained in playing musical instruments was

31 Aug 2019

Emergency Disaster Services (EDS)

Last September Chris Farrand, then the director of Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) for The Salvation Army in Massachusetts, was alerted that two homes were on fire in the Merrimack Valley

19 Jul 2019

The Old Orchard Beach Pier

“If you come back tomorrow, we’ll know how to make it for you,” said Sheila Lucero. A little boy had just asked her how to make a new balloon design.

05 Jun 2019

The Freedom 5k

On the Monday morning of The Salvation Army’s annual week of camp meetings in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, as many as 200 people will dress in running shorts, sneakers, ball

08 May 2019

Summer Camp

For Sarah Newell, a native of Northern Ireland, summer camp was something that she saw only in European countries such as France or Italy. But at 18, she wanted to

02 Apr 2019

Hands On

Upon arriving at St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Matthew Rosamilia and the Salvation Army’s Hands On mission team noticed the roofs of many houses were missing. “We looked

13 Mar 2019


Five years ago in Cleveland, Ohio, Major David Hernandez arrived at the Salvation Army’s Ohio City Corps and noticed how the city’s Department of Education promoted its preschools. “Ohio City