When Ms. Gigi and her two teenaged kids moved to Jacksonville from Louisiana, they came for a new beginning but quickly ran into trouble with rent she couldn’t afford. They moved around from place to place for a while, but what they really needed was[...]
Do you ever wonder if one person can really make a difference? When you think about the problem of poverty and homelessness it can seem overwhelming. What can one person do make it better? Those are questions that didn’t bother Ella and Maddie [...]
The Salvation Army in Chicago celebrated the first National Donut Day in 1938 to help those in need during the Great Depression and to commemorate the work of the “Donut Lassies,” who served donuts to soldiers during World War I. In 1917, The Salvati[...]
At The Salvation Army, volunteers are truly the lifeblood of the work that we do day in and day out. Each year we hold a volunteer appreciation event to say thank you to the people, companies, and churches that have helped us in the past year. While [...]
National Salvation Army Week, week honoring The Salvation Army for its work, was initially established in November of 1954 Dwight D. Eisenhower. Now celebrated in May of each year, this week is set aside to highlight the rich history of The Salvation[...]
When is a meal more than just a meal? When it does more than feed a physical hunger. On Easter Sunday The Salvation Army’s Towers Center of Hope served a free community lunch to anyone who was hungry. Each person gathered around the table that [...]
Richard has fond memories of going to parks as a child. He can still recall every detail of the ones that are the most special to him. So when he took a tour of The Salvation Army’s Towers Center of Hope, and the Red Shield Lodge shelter for women an[...]
You’ve probably heard us say how much we love our volunteers. It’s true. No matter how or when they serve, we are grateful for every person who makes our programs possible through the gift of their time and talents. But some volunteers stand out as t[...]
Watch out world, these Girl Scouts are going to make serious change in their community! For the second year, Clay County Girl Scouts collected peanut butter and jelly for The Salvation Army’s food pantry. These popular items are often the first[...]
The Jacksonville Citadel Corps downtown has been working hard to teach kids (and a few grown-ups) in our community how to make a joyful noise with the new Youth Band. Kids learn how to play a band instrument, the fundamentals of rhythm and reading mu[...]