03 Aug 2021

The Army vaccinates: Meriden, CT

During the early days of the pandemic, the Salvation Army’s Meriden Corps Community Center worked with the Meriden health department to find residents who were afraid to leave their homes.

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02 Aug 2021

Volunteer Spotlight: Rev. Carmen Rivera

Born and raised in New York, Rev. Carmen Rivera had known of The Salvation Army her whole life. But when she became involved in the fight against human trafficking, she

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29 Jul 2021

Let’s take this outside!

When Massachusetts authorities declared a state of emergency due to COVID-19, Captains Isael and Brenda Gonzalez were away, taking some pre-planned time off to celebrate Captain Brenda’s birthday. When they

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19 Jul 2021

When Children Can be Children

Like many grade schools, high schools, and colleges, Sunday schools have adapted to significant changes due to COVID–19 restrictions. They have fewer meetings and far shorter time periods than do

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16 Jul 2021

Recharging the Soul

Chris Farrand, the Salvation Army’s regional Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) director for Massachusetts and Southern New England, talks about recognizing a sign from God, visiting COVID–19 patients in hotels, and

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05 Jul 2021

The Army Vaccinates: Philadelphia

Cars filled The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center’s parking lot in Philadelphia the day the vaccine clinic opened. It was a collaborative effort between the Kroc

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30 Jun 2021

“The Army is here to save the prom!”

In May, Julia Swayne, a social service worker for Lawrence High School in Nassau, N.Y., reached out to The Salvation Army with a unique request. Valatta Savoy, deputy director of

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28 Jun 2021

Ministry at Manning Field

Since the 1930s, the city of Lynn, Mass., has hosted professional football teams and musical acts such as Ray Charles and The Rolling Stones at Manning Bowl, its covered stadium

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17 Jun 2021

Welcome back to Wonderland

Camp Wonderland has been a part of Jennifer Forster’s life for so many years that, even during COVID-19, she couldn’t process the thought of canceling camp for the summer. “I

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09 Jun 2021

volunteer Spotlight: Nicolau Sambo

In 2019, Nicolau Sambo, his wife Gilvania, and their three children arrived in Washington D.C., as asylum seekers from Cabinda, an African territory governed by Angola. They had left all

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02 Jun 2021

Garbage Bag Gala goes virtual

After canceling last year’s show due to the COVID–19 pandemic, The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Camden, N.J., will once again hold its Annual Garbage

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28 May 2021

The Army vaccinates: Camden, N.J.

Last summer, The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps and Community Center in Camden, N.J. began a gymnasium expansion project. The extra space would be used for fitness classes,

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