The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County helps local nonprofit offer 90-day suicide prevention program to veterans.

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The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1922, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 98 years.

The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County helps local nonprofit offer 90-day suicide prevention program to veterans.

 

West Palm Beach, Florida (May 26, 2021) – On Saturday May 22nd, The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County transported veterans to an inaugural event at the Grey Team, a local nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to prevent PTSD-related veteran suicides and restore passion and purpose to their lives.  Eligible veterans housed at The Salvation Army’s Center of Hope, a transitional housing, faith-based recovery and work program, located in West Palm Beach, are now able to participate in a 90-day treatment program called “Operation Phoenix” that Grey Team offers.

State Representative Al Baldasaro (NH), U.S. retired marine, chair of State-Federal Relations and Veterans affairs, and honorary chairman of the event, inspired and challenged attendees to work together to help veterans successfully transition from their military service.  In conjunction with “Operation Phoenix,” the R.I.S.E. project aims to help participating veterans make such a transition by Renewing their minds, Improving their bodies, Sharing their stories, and Emerging from the “ashes” like a phoenix.

Majors James and Leisa Hall of The Salvation Army’s West Palm Beach Area Command and Cary Reichbach, U.S. Army Veteran and co-founder of Grey Team welcomed attendees and invited veterans and guest to tour the facility.  Florida Representative Emily Slosberg, Commissioner Robert Weinroth and wife Pamela, and Steven Tillman, Program Section Chief for the Veterans Health Administration were among the list of dignitaries present to celebrate the launch of the new venture.

The ceremony included a local US Marine Corps Reserve Color Guard, The Salvation Army’s Brass Band, and the singing of the national anthem by local vocalist and recording artist Harva Tate. Lunch and guided tours of the Grey Team facilities followed the ceremony.

To sponsor a veteran(s) in the project, and/or make an online financial contribution, please visit www.salvationarmypalmbeachcounty.org. For more information, please contact Frank Marangos, Director of Development and Communications at 561.686.3530 Facebook information can be found by searching for @salarmypbco.

 

About The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County – The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1922, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 99 years.

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About The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County:

The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1922, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 98 years.

The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County and The Grey Team will offer 90-day suicide prevention program to veteran.

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About The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County:

The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1922, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 98 years.

The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County and The Grey Team will offer 90-day suicide prevention program to veteran.

 

West Palm Beach, Florida (May 13th, 2021) (Photos attached) – The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County is proud to announce its partnership with The Grey Team, a local nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to prevent PTSD-related veteran suicides. The 90-Day project, called R.I.S.E., will enable Veterans to: Renew their bodies, Improve their minds, Share their stories, and Emerge (like a Phoenix) from the ashes.

The public is cordially invited to join local dignitaries and veteran groups to attend the official launch of this collaboration on Saturday, May 22 at the Grey Team headquarters, located at, 1181 South Rogers Circle (Suite 28) Boca Raton, Florida. The ceremony, in honor of Military Appreciation Month, will begin promptly at 11AM. Guided tours of the non-profit’s command facility will follow.  Refreshments and a boxed lunch will be provided.

Apart from a Salvation Army Brass Band, the ceremony will include an Army Reserve Color Guard, the singing of the National Anthem by well-known South Florida vocalist, Harva Tate, and comments from State Representative Al Baldasaro (NH), Retired Marine, Chair of State-Federal Relations & Veterans Affairs, and the honorary chairman of the event.

The Grey Team offers physical and mental wellness programs for veterans through a most successful 90-day program called “Operation Phoenix”.  Thanks to this new alliance, eligible veterans housed at The Salvation Army’s Center of Hope, a transitional housing, faith-based recovery and work program located in West Palm Beach, will now be able to attend and explore all the opportunities that The Grey Team offers.

“I am honored to be involved with the partnership,” said Representative Baldasaro, a long-time champion of veterans. “The project will help the development of mind, body and soul, and will ensure that not one Veteran is left behind!” The Grey Team’s Co-Founder Cary Reichbach (Retired Army) feels the same way. “These veterans put their life on the line for what America could be. Let’s be that America for them.”

To sponsor a veteran(s) participation in the project, and/or make an online financial contribution, please visit www.salvationarmypalmbeachcounty.org. For more information, please contact Frank Marangos, Director of Development and Communications at 561.686.3530 Facebook information can be found by searching for @salarmypbco.

 

About The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County – The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1922, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 99 years.

National Salvation Army Week inaugurated with candy donation to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center by Women’s Auxiliary


West Palm Beach, Florida (May 11th, 2021)
– On May 7th, the Women’s Auxiliary of The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County presented a donation of See’s Candies boxes to Mr. Timothy Howard, Chief Human Resources Officer, who facilitated the distribution of the candy to the front-line nurses, at the Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center (PBGMC), for Mother’s Day (May 9th). The gesture coincided with the National Salvation Army Week, which started on Mother’s Day. Representing the Women’s Auxiliary were Maria Mamlouk and Margaret Vitale, co-presidents; also present were Skott Burkland, Auxiliary President PBGMC and Sandy Schneider, Corresponding Secretary of the Auxiliary Board at PBGMC; Lucy Ferris and Carol Pumpian, volunteers in the ICU. (Photos Attached)

“It was a pleasure to be with Maria to donate the candy to the nursing staff and to meet a wonderful group of people that are clearly doing what they love and care for those in need,” said Margaret.  “We were also glad to meet several of the hospital volunteers, led by Sandy Schneider who unselfishly give their time to the staff and the patients.”

The Women’s Auxiliary, a group of volunteer women, raises funds to support Salvation Army programs that overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services including food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need.

The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County is among the largest global nonprofit providers of social services to people living in impoverished communities around the world. The Salvation Army nationally helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services.

For more information on becoming a member of the Women’s Auxiliary and/or make a financial contribution to The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County please contact Frank Marangos, Director of Development and Communications at 561.686.3530 and/or visit www.salvationarmypalmbeachcounty.org. Facebook information can be found by searching for @salarmypbco.

About The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County – The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1922, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 99 years.

The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County responds to call to provide free vaccinations.

West Palm Beach, Florida (May 11th, 2021) – The Florida Division of Emergency Management will be providing Mobile Vaccination sites at various Salvation Army Family Stores and Church/Community Centers.  Individuals 18 years of age or above are encouraged to come and receive the one-time Johnson and Johnson vaccine.  While no appointment is necessary, individuals are asked to bring proper identification. Please check the following list for dates, sites and times where free vaccinations will be offered.

  • Wednesday, May 19 – 9 am to 4 pm
    Administrative Office
    2100 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
    West Palm Beach, FL  33409
  • Wednesday, May 19 – 10 am to 5 pm
    Lake Worth Family Store
    4001 Kirk Rd.
    Lake Worth, FL  33460
  • Thursday, May 20 – 10 am to 6 pm
    Northwest Community Center
    600 N. Rosemary
    West Palm Beach, FL  33401
  • Thursday, May 20 – 9 am to 4 pm
    Boca Raton Church/Community Center
    300 SW 2nd Ave
    Boca Raton, FL  33432
  • Friday, May 21 – 10 am to 5 pm
    West Palm Beach Family Store
    655 N. Military Trail
    West Palm Beach, FL  33409

According to the Palm Beach Post’s COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker, less than 33% of the people of Palm Beach County are fully vaccinated.  “The Salvation Army is pleased to partner with Mobile Vaccine Units to provide this free service to our neighbors around Palm Beach County,” shared Majors James and Leisa Hall.

Ample parking space will be provided at the Salvation Army locations. For more information on future Mobile Vaccination sites at a Salvation Army location, please contact Frank Marangos, Director of Development and Communications at 561.686.3530 or please visit our website www.salvationarmypalmbeachcounty.org, for other new vaccination opportunities at Salvation Army locations.

The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County is among the largest global nonprofit providers of social services to people living in impoverished communities around the world. The Salvation Army nationally helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services.

About The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County – The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1922, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 99 years.

The Florida Department of Emergency Management is helping make COVID-19 vaccines even easier to get.

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About The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County:

The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1922, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 98 years.