Entries by Lindsay

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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 […]

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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 […]