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NELLIE | The first female member of the LAPD

Kathy LovinMar 9, 2016 · 2 min readA page from the Los Angeles Herald newspaper announcing Capt. Nellie Truelove’s commission as a member of the LAPDOn March 4, 1903 the Los Angeles Herald newspaper reported that Salvation Army Captain Nellie Truelove would be the first woman “to be given a right to wear the nickel star and swing the black club of police authority.”
Captain Nellie TrueloveBorn in London in 1863, the aptly-named Capt. Truelove ran a home for “fallen” women at the turn of the 20th century in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles.
The word “fallen” in those days referred to women who worked as prostitutes or were pregnant and unmarried.
Capt. Truelove’s rescue work involved spending days and nights in bars and brothels trying to ease the burden of women in trouble. She believed that no matter how dire the circumstance, there was hope for every woman she met.
Courtesy of California Digital Newspaper Colletion: http://salar.my/CaptTrueloveOften, she would be calle..

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Meals To-Go and Handwashing Stations Help Salvation Army in Bradenton Continue Meal Service

As a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, The Salvation Army in Manatee County (Bradenton, Florida) temporarily suspended its traditional community dinner offered weeknights. This meal has always been free to anyone in the community in need – regardless if they are homeless or not.  Knowing this is a vital service, the decision […]

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Grand Prix Food Vendors Help The Salvation Army Feed At St. Petersburg Shelter

After spectators for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg were barred from attending the race due to COVID-19 precautions, food vendors were left with an abundance of items. With prepped cook-on-demand food, vendors could not travel home with the supplies and thankfully sought local charities to bless. The men, women, and children at The […]

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City of Orlando Partners with The Salvation Army to Accommodate Homeless Community Amid Social Distancing Restrictions

In order to comply with CDC recommendations for social distancing, The Salvation Army Orlando Area Command has erected a 5,200 square foot tent with 50 sleeping cots to accommodate emergency shelter guests. This tent is for current male shelter occupants who would otherwise have nowhere to go because of the additional space needed in the […]

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‘Church in a Box’ Project Helps Salvation Army Pastors Stay Connected with Church Members

Churches across Florida are temporarily closed to follow increased COVID-19 safety precautions, causing pastors to get creative to continue ministering to those who worship across more than 40 Salvation Army churches in the state. Lieutenants Will and Veronica Conley, pastors at The Salvation Army’s church in Sarasota, Florida, delivered ‘Church in a Box’ to their […]

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The Salvation Army Helps Stranded Workers Return Home

After the cancellation of a local county fair in the Vero Beach, Florida area, The Salvation Army was contacted by the county Emergency Operations Center to help several migrant workers that were stranded. The sudden withdrawal of the fair due to COVID-19 precautions left them without a place to stay or enough funds to travel […]