The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is preparing for deployment to Texas to aid in the disaster response and relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. With the widespread impact of the disaster already being felt and what could be an unprecedented relief effort, The Salvation Army’s Divisional EDS Department is readying a team of staff and volunteers to respond to Texas. Continue reading “The Salvation Army of Eastern PA & DE Preps for Deployment to Texas for Hurricane Harvey Relief”
The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia is among a number of agencies partnering with the City of Philadelphia to provide hope and transform lives of individuals and families living in Kensington and Fairhill. These neighborhoods are being held hostage by the heroin epidemic. On a blistering hot day in July, a team of Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia volunteers headed out with city workers to the area around Hope Park near East Indiana and Ella Streets. This is how community outreach can begin the healing: Continue reading “Restoring Hope in Kensington: Video”
The Salvation Army Children’s Services Launches New Partnership to help children find a forever home
Every child deserves a safe, loving, and caring home. The Salvation Army Children’s Services Foster Care and Adoption Program helps connect children with compassionate homes and families. It works to nurture children, strengthen families and engage communities. To achieve these goals, The Salvation Army Children’s Services offers a variety of foster care and adoption options and services. Its commitment extends beyond finding stable homes for children and includes supporting prospective foster and adoptive parents throughout their journey to become Resource Parents. Continue reading “Adopt Lehigh Valley Kids”
The Salvation Army has launched a bold new national initiative entitled Pathway of Hope aimed at helping families leave poverty behind for good. Pathway of Hope focuses on the long-term goal of self-sufficiency and is designed to help impoverished families permanently break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.
In 2016, The Salvation Army introduced this initiative with a grant of $50,000 from the Santander Bank Foundation. The purpose of the grant was to engage Central Pennsylvania Pathway of Hope families in the six month Making Money Count financial literacy curriculum. This program enhances families’ understanding of basic financial concepts and addresses common obstacles to improved financial standing. Continue reading “Pathway of Hope: Success in Central PA”
On the day Shelley Mihalik met Catherine Ashley and her daughter, the two had come to The Salvation Army office in Honesdale to ask for help with clothing. Summer was turning into fall and neither Catherine nor Catie had any long sleeves or outerwear to protect them from the chill in the air. As the three spoke, it became clear to Shelley that they needed much more than warm clothes. Catherine and Catie needed a home.
Shelley is the architect of The Salvation Army’s Journey of Hope. The program in Honesdale is designed to provide scaffolding to help clients like Catherine and Catie rebuild their lives. Journey of Hope engages and supports clients while they develop life skills and resources to ultimately succeed on their own. Continue reading “Persistence Pays Forward”
While The Salvation Army’s Eliza Seymour was leading a devotional lesson at Camp Ladore last summer on the importance of putting Jesus first, others second, and yourself third, one of the campers made an astute observation. The words Jesus, others, and you form the acronym J.O.Y. Joy for Jesus is the centerpiece of Camp Ladore. Continue reading “JOY-ful Camp Ladore”
When William B. Flinn (Bill to his friends) spoke to the head coaches of Penn State and USC before the Rose Bowl Game on New Year’s Day, he had to chuckle. It was the CEO and Executive Director’s last Rose Bowl Game before retiring from The Tournament of Roses Association, and an amusing reminder of his past, versus his present and future. One team hailed from the state of his birth and youth, the other from the place where he built his life. “God has a sense of humor,” said Bill. Continue reading “Bloom Where You’re Planted: A Salvationist’s PA Roots Yield Tournament of Roses”