Entries by mmatheus

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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 […]

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Florida men stand strong at The Salvation Army’s Camp Keystone

Florida men stand strong at The Salvation Army’s Camp Keystone  By: Maria Matheus “Men’s Camp.” When Major Henry Morris, The Salvation Army’s divisional secretary for program in Florida, uttered those two words and invited me to participate in it, I dutifully accepted the assignment of reporting on it. I pulled myself up at the bootstraps, […]

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Florida women gather for ‘Celebrate’ retreat

Florida women gather for ‘Celebrate’ retreat   By: Maria Matheus Colonel Susan Bukiewicz, U.S. Southern Territorial Secretary for Ministry to Women, was a special guest at the Florida Division’s Celebrate Women’s Gathering in Orlando. More than 400 attendees traveled across the state to spend time considering the theme ‘Celebrate’. The Salvation Army’s Florida Division held the […]