04 May 2021

Empire cleans up with $2M donation

When a donor offered the Salvation Army’s Empire State Division paper products and cleaning supplies valued at $2 million, Major Leo Lloyd thought the caller was kidding. Nonetheless, the donor,

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09 Apr 2021

Breaking Good: From crystal meth to God’s miracle

“I never realized how it was gonna unfold, but my world then came down to nothing,” said Shelly Lynn Peters. “I thought, If I could go back and do life

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03 Mar 2021

Ending the homelessness cycle

Homelessness can assume many faces. Some people live on the street due to serious mental illness, substance misuse, HIV, and other chronic health conditions. Others survive domestic abuse or military

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01 Feb 2021

Price Chopper to the rescue

Many people in the Salvation Army’s Empire State Division call Price Chopper/Market 32 supermarkets the “perfect partner.” “We get several hundred thousand dollars a year from the kettles we stand

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14 Oct 2020

From café to classroom

This year, COVID–19 put a stop to the Salvation Army’s Corning, N.Y., Corps’ popular Kids Café afterschool program. Around that time, the corps’ summer camp also closed. Families in the

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01 Oct 2020

‘Doing something’ during COVID–19

“Jesus replied, ‘They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.’” —Matthew 14:16 “Do something” was the command of Salvation Army Founder William Booth when he

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30 Jun 2020

Closing the Gap

The Saratoga Race Course draws 1 million horseracing fans each summer to the idyllic city of Saratoga Springs in upstate New York. Spectators are typically greeted by a large Salvation

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19 Jun 2020

Hair–raising fundraising

Pastor John Keller, a leader at the Northgate Free Methodist Church in Batavia, N.Y., spent eight months growing his long, bushy red beard. Keller, who also serves on the advisory

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02 May 2018

A pipeline for talent

The Syracuse Chiefs are a AAA affiliate of Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals, but it turns out they aren’t the only farm team in town. The Salvation Army’s Syracuse, N.Y.,

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