Entries by Lindsay

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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 […]

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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 […]