13 Jun 2020

Drive–in worship

The Salvation Army’s York, Pa., Citadel Corps posted worship services on Facebook Live throughout the COVID–19 shutdown, but access to a computer was a problem for some people. “We wanted

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12 Jun 2020

Smiles keep her going

Emily Mercado was about to leave for the night when she took one more phone call. The social ministries coordinator at the Lynn, Mass., Corps, was finishing up another exhausting

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10 Jun 2020

Making lemonade—virtually

COVID–19 turned this year into a “lemon” for The Salvation Army in Central Ohio. However, its response was to “make lemonade,” as the saying goes, and they did it virtually.

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08 Jun 2020

The return of Billy Booth

Life is slowly returning to normal in Ohio and the students attending Billy Booth’s Arts & Science Factory at the Akron Citadel Corps are thrilled. The popular summer program was

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03 Jun 2020

‘Mako’ their day

In early May, 114 families enjoyed “Shark Week” at The Salvation Army corps in Atlantic City, N.J. The corps received a “fin–tastic” donation of 114 pounds of Shortfin Mako Shark

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02 Jun 2020

Going it alone

Ohio is starting to slowly reopen after the COVID–19 outbreak there. Lieutenant Erik Muhs remembers the early days of the pandemic at the Steubenville, Ohio, Corps. He and his wife,

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01 Jun 2020

Hitting close to home

The COVID–19 “hotspot” known as Chelsea, Mass., continues to attract national attention as hungry people line up each day for food at the Chelsea/East Boston Salvation Army. However, this tells

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31 May 2020

Fishes and loaves

In mid–May, the Massachusetts Environmental Police thought something was “fishy” near the town of Fairhaven. They ended up seizing 250 pounds of fresh scup (porgy) fish from a suspected illegal

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29 May 2020

Room service–styled eating

When a local homeless shelter in Portsmouth, N.H., lost its volunteers because of COVID–19, the city’s AC Hotel stepped into the gap to provide daily meals. The hotel also decided

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28 May 2020

Finding love in the age of COVID

Major Nancy Townsend was a retired officer and had been a widow for five years when Salvation Army leaders asked her to take over the Athol, Mass., Corps, last October.

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27 May 2020

Masking their disappointment

Ohio charter school helps The Salvation Army The girls’ robotics team at Horizon Science Academy Columbus High School in Ohio was disappointed last month when COVID–19 canceled the state competitions.

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24 May 2020

Veterans helping kids

The small town of Bloomsburg, Pa., is blessed with plenty of food banks that have kept local residents fed during the COVID–19 outbreak. However, the area’s children have grown restless

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