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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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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25 Jan 2021

An angel from the ashes

Generations in families sometimes suffer from unhealed issues. Rather than disappear with time, those issues can fester. Nonetheless, this story is about a breakthrough that happened when tragedy turned to

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16 Nov 2020

Two paths to culinary success

The Salvation Army Boston Kroc Center’s Culinary Arts Training Program prepares students for career paths into the restaurant industry all over the Boston area. This year, Mika Winder and Samantha

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26 Oct 2020

Global Pandemics Stone on tour

The Salvation Army’s Cambridge, Mass., Corps teamed up with the Peace Abbey Foundation, an organization that creates and installs public works of art that promote peace and nonviolence. In times

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05 Oct 2020

Majors Doris and Craig Haggerty: The Army and us

Majors Doris and Craig Haggerty, corps officers in Hyannis, Mass., in Cape Cod, talk about their ministry of outreach to the homeless community in Hyannis. We are a church. The

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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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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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05 Sep 2020

A back–to–school gift

The annual Back–to–School Distribution of backpacks at TD Garden, hosted by the Salvation Army’s Massachusetts Division, is usually a day–long celebration. The stadium, home to the Boston Celtics and Boston

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14 Aug 2020

Mayra and Elizur Vasquez: The Army and Us

Majors Mayra and Elizur Vasquez share some of the memories and lessons they’ve learned as officers of the Salvation Army’s Boston Central Hispanic Corps in Roxbury, Mass. It started with

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09 Aug 2020

‘Here for good’

Governor Charlie Baker called The Salvation Army an “incredible partner” in the battle against COVID-19 during a recent tour of the food hub in Lynn, Mass. After his tour, Baker

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10 Jul 2020

68 hours

Three out of every four students in Salem, Mass., receives a free or reduced school lunch. That’s fine when school is in session, but what about the weekend? What about

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