Entries by mmatheus


Choose Joy & Persevere

https://www.thewarcry.org/articles/choose-joy-persevere/ by Maria Matheus… More than 500 people from all over Florida attended the division’s Women’s Gathering held at Calvary Church in Winter Park, where the theme was “Choose Joy.” Commissioner Donna Igleheart, newly appointed to the Southern Territory, and motivational speaker Lisa Harper were special guests at a weekend-long event filled with celebration, entertainment, […]

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Annual Lakeland Dinner ‘Shining Hope’ benefits families experiencing housing insecurity

Tim Tebow, NFL legend and people’s MVP, was the keynote speaker   Lakeland, FL. The Salvation Army of Lakeland held its annual dinner ‘Shining Hope’ to benefit families who are struggling with housing insecurity on Tuesday, March 7th. In a sold-out auditorium at Victory Church, NFL legend Tim Tebow addressed a large audience of fans […]

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Hurricane Ian response update from The Salvation Army of Florida

Tampa, Florida, (January 27, 2022) — After Hurricane Ian, The Salvation Army continues to support individuals and families affected by the historic storm. Amidst the ruins of a building that has been severely damaged by fire just before Christmas, the Naples Corps (Collier County) undertakes the task of repairing its fire-damaged buildings in a timely manner, […]

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Florida Power and Light and the Florida Division Team up to Offer Hurricane Ian Utility Assist

Tampa, Florida (October 20, 2022) – As part of FPL’s Care to Share® program, the Salvation Army is offering financial assistance to eligible customers who need to repair damaged meter enclosures and weatherheads so that they can safely receive electricity. Eligible applicants who require repair of damaged meter cans or weatherheads so that they can safely […]

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The Salvation Army of Florida’s EDS Response for Hurricane Ian’s Impact

Catastrophic landfall conditions make community support vital Tampa, Florida (September 28, 2022) — The Salvation Army of Florida, Emergency Disaster Services Department has prepared resources and personnel to meet the immediate needs of survivors and first responders before, during and after Hurricane Ian’s catastrophic landfall in Florida. Ian comes just days after Hurricane Fiona ravaged […]

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The Salvation Army Serves Americans Amid Dangerous Heat

The life-threatening temperatures currently impacting approximately 35 million Americans signal the continuation of what experts predicted to be a “hotter-than-usual” summer. Extreme heat is deadlier than hurricanes, tornadoes, or floods annually, with almost 1,600 people dying last year in the United States. In some areas, unsheltered individuals account for nearly half of these deaths. Communities […]

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Fort Myers Area Command receives $350K State Funding for Dual Diagnosis Initiative Program

FORT MYERS, FL – (July 21, 2022) The Salvation Army of Ft. Myers Area Command has accepted funding from the Florida Department of Corrections and State legislative partners for the Dual Diagnosis Initiative Program. Representative Jenna Persons-Mulicka, on behalf of Senator Kathleen Passidomo, presented a check for $350K on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at The […]