Entries by Lindsay

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Celebrating Salvation Army Women Who Helped Shape History

Today, women are speaking up for themselves and others in a way they haven’t in decades. We’re seeing empowerment in the workplace, an increase in public service, and push-back against harassment and assault. We are rejoicing in a new collective voice showcasing strong, intelligent and passionate women.
Historically, many organizations have not encouraged leadership by women, but this was never the case with The Salvation Army. From the beginning, the Army has empowered women to advocate for and serve the most vulnerable in our world. As we celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (March 8th), we’d like to highlight a few exemplary women who have made a difference, with the Army backing their charge.
Catherine Booth Catherine Booth was the co-founder of The Salvation Army with her husband William Booth. Together they created the organization to serve those most in need and often forgotten or shunned by society. Catherine advocated for a woman’s right to preach, w..

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Finding Comfort in an Evening Meal

For Ruth, having her 11-year-old granddaughter, Leslie, around on weekends is the highlight of her week. Unfortunately, Ruth is disabled and often has trouble making her social security check cover all of her needs. After Ruth pays all of her other bills, there’s not much money left over to buy groceries. As a result, Ruth’s […]

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Single Mom in Need Finds Hope at The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army’s Pathway of Hope initiative is an approach launched by The Salvation Army in 2011 to provide targeted services to families with a desire to take action to break the generational cycle of crisis and enable a path out of poverty. With locations across Florida, The Salvation Army is able to help families in […]

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A Second Chance at Hope: Hannah’s Story

Unemployed, on probation, and without transportation, Hannah and her new baby came into The Salvation Army’s transitional housing program to avoid being homeless. Over the course of eight months, The Salvation Army’s case managers helped Hannah find employment, obtain stable childcare, pay probation fees, file for child support, and pay past-due utility bills. Though her […]

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National Salvation Army Week 2019

When President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared the first National Salvation Army Week in 1954, he noted, “Among Americans, The Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted dedication to the cause of brotherhood.” 65 years later, National Salvation Army Week continues to serve as a reminder to Americans to give freely of themselves and to […]

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Breaking the Chains of Poverty: Sharonda’s Story

Sharonda Mobley came to The Salvation Army after leaving an abusive relationship; she and her two young children were living in a domestic violence shelter. Thanks to The Salvation Army’s Pathway of Hope initiative, Mobley and her family are now self-supporting, and she’s well on her way to becoming an independent businesswoman. “They showed me […]

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The Salvation Army Correctional Services: A Second Chance

Since 1975, The Salvation Army has provided various programs in the state of Florida to assist people who have found themselves involved in the criminal justice system. In partnership with governmental agencies, The Salvation Army provides cost-effective alternatives to public-operated community corrections services. Offenders have additional hurdles to overcome in attempting to become contributing members […]

Team Rubicon and The Salvation Army Announce Partnership to Rebuild Homes and Lives in Collier County

The organizations will work together to rebuild 30 homes damaged by Hurricane Irma Naples, FL (September 19,2018)  – Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster response organization, and The Salvation Army officially kicked off their partnership to help rebuild lives and homes that were impacted by Hurricane Irma. Over the next year, as part of Team Rubicon’s […]