Local and regional news coverage of The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, Florida.

NEW YORK — Palm Beachers know that when it comes to parties, distance is no obstacle.  Look at all the “Friends of …” groups — Versailles, the Uffizzi Gallery, British Art, the Israel Museum.  Come summer, everybody’s winging off on a fact-finding mission to see how their donation was spent…Read More

West Palm Beach, FL – A kick-off event was held in New York on September 14th to inaugurate the Marjorie Merriweather Post’s “Paradise Ball” to benefit The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County. The stylish soiree was hosted by Susan and Hunter Cushing at their Park Avenue apartment… Read More

Back-to—Season! Michael Reinert, Farley Rentschler and Brooke Kosinski

attended their first Junior Committee meeting of the season preparing for

The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County Centennial Anniversary Paradise Ball! Happening December 10, 2022

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The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County reduces Thrift Store prices to help local families overcome financial difficulties.

 

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South Florida nonprofits reaffirm their partnerships at “The Tie the Binds” Annual Luncheon of The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County.

West Palm Beach, Florida (May 18, 2022) – On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County hosted representatives from over 100 local nonprofit philanthropies at their Annual Luncheon held at the Pelican Club, Jupiter, Florida. “The Tie That Binds,” luncheon gathering local charities and nonprofits around the theme of philanthropic partnerships.

The luncheon began with a mock rescue of the Salvation Army’s Area Commander, James Hall by Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Commander Grant Mann, the Executive Director of the National Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida, who also served as the event’s keynote speaker. Apart from enjoying refreshments on the outdoor deck and a delicious afternoon meal overlooking the Jupiter lighthouse, guests were treated to the smooth sound of the Bstew Jazz Trio, and an inspirational video highlighting The Salvation Army’s current partnerships.

“I am honored to speak to you about the value of teamwork,” said Commander Mann. “While the U.S. Navy SEALS defend and serve our country worldwide, The Salvation Army humbly serves our citizens at home.” At the conclusion of his presentation that included a video-tour of the National Navy SEAL Museum, Advisory Board Chairman William Mikus, and luncheon MC and Board Vice-Chair Robert Bailey, presented Mann with a crystal bowl. “Thank you for your inspirational words and service,” said Major Hall. “As a courageous member of two SEAL Teams, we cannot imagine a more appropriate individual than yourself to speak to us on the value of partnerships!”

The luncheon concluded with short remarks by Dr. Frank Marangos, Director of Development and Communications for The Salvation Army who promised that each nonprofit attendee would be contacted in the weeks ahead to discuss potential areas of future collaborations. As a gesture of their willingness to enter philanthropic partnerships for the benefit of the Palm Beach County community, departing guests hung signed “The Tie the Binds” knot cards on a sailor’s rope held by Major Hall and Commander Mann.

For more information about The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, please call (561) 686-3530. Facebook information can be found by searching for @salarmypbco.

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VIP RIBBON-CUTTING RECEPTION UNVEILS CENTENNIAL EXHIBIT OF THE SALVATION ARMY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salvation Army Exhibits 100-Year History at Historical Society of Palm Beach County.

West Palm Beach, Florida (March 16, 2022) – A Centennial Exhibit of historical documents, memorabilia and photos that showcase the 100-year history of The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County was formally unveiled on March 10, 2022, at the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. The Ribbon-Cutting was performed by Area Commanders Majors James and Leisa Hall, Lieutenant Colonel Dawn Luyk, Virginia Savietto, Administrative Assistant to Vice Mayor Gregg K. Weiss, and John Inglis, President of the Kiwanis Chapter of Palm Beach County. Following the reception, a stimulating presentation concerning the history of the World War I “Doughnut Girls” of The Salvation Army, including displays of photos, military utensils, and uniforms was offered by Lieutenant Colonel Luyk.

The Centennial Exhibit is one of many programs and events that the Area Command of the Salvation Army has scheduled to help celebrate its 100th anniversary of charitable service in Palm Beach County. The Exhibit is based on The Salvation Army’s Five Core Values, and was curated by Dr. Marion Smith, Coordinator of Exhibits at the Greenwood Museum and Railroad Historical Center in Greenwood, South Carolina.

The Salvation Army is one of the most significant global nonprofit providers of social services to people living in impoverished communities worldwide. The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County has helped countless individuals and families overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services since 1922.

The Historical Society of Palm Beach County is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to collect, preserve, and share the history of Palm Beach County. Through its extensive archives, the Society maintains an active research facility and documents the people and events that have shaped Palm Beach County. In addition, the multiple educational programs, and initiatives of the Society in schools and communities are of primary importance to our vision of building an understanding and appreciation of local history in our children.

The Centennial Exhibit will be available for viewing until April 25, 2022. The Historical Society of Palm Beach County is open to the public on Monday-Saturdays (10:00 AM – 4 PM).

To schedule a group viewing of the Centennial Exhibit, please get in touch with Frank Marangos, Director of Development and Communications for The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, at (561) 686-3530. Facebook information can be found by searching for @salarmypbco.