Saconnects Magazine2022-05-02T13:31:25-04:00

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SAconnects Magazine | Kurt Warner

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Past Issues

Holding the Family Together

Holding the Family Together by Robert Mitchell and Warren L. Maye No one can fathom the depth of commitment, sacrifice, and sometimes despair many grandmothers experience today in their pursuit of a deferred American Dream. But despite advanced age, and meager resources, they press on for their families, determined to mend the jagged tears in our socio– economic fabric. Amid great change and frequent turmoil, grandmothers have helped hold down the fort in their families. Some are “having the time of their lives,” writes Linda Eyre, author of Grandmothering: The Secrets [...]

‘Stronger, healthier, & happier!’

'Stronger, healthier, & happier!' by Hugo Bravo LJ’s Fitness is a beloved gym in Womelsdorf, Pa., run by a couple that knows the importance of both spiritual and physical health. When you walk up to the doors of LJ’s Fitness in Womelsdorf, Pa., a sign that reads “Stronger, Healthier, Happier” welcomes you. There are similar inspirational quotes and verses on the gym walls. Workout machines are marked with QR codes that show you how to properly operate them. A Salvation Army red kettle, borrowed from the nearby church in Lebanon, is [...]

Food pantries adjust to inflation

Food pantries adjust to inflation by Robert Mitchell “Mei,” an elderly woman living in Swampscott, Mass., recently dragged her small cart more than 4 miles to The Salvation Army in Lynn, just to get some meat from the food pantry. Inflation has driven up the cost of meat and other goods in local stores, and desperate times call for desperate measures. “She got some for her neighbors too,” said Captain Helen Johnson, the Salvation Army co-pastor in Lynn. “A lot of our clients double up and get meat for their neighbors [...]

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