The Salvation Army of Carlisle Launches Creative Arts & Volunteer Program for Local Youth

img_3262
Sarah Swahlon, Upper Room program participant in a local stage production

The Salvation Army of Carlisle has kicked-off a new program to engage local youth through the arts and volunteerism. It is called The Upper Room, a nod to where the young people gather to socialize at The Salvation Army on East Pomfret Street.  The Upper Room provides free creative arts training, such as drama and dance, for individuals ages 15 to 22. Drama classes are led by Brad Cain, The Salvation Army of Eastern PA & DE’s Creative Arts Director, who holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Acting.

“This is a place where you can come to dig deeper into your talents and meet other people who want to grow,” said Cain. Continue reading “The Salvation Army of Carlisle Launches Creative Arts & Volunteer Program for Local Youth”

Salvation Army Leaders to Meet with PA State Lawmakers

PENTAX Image
The State Capitol, Harrisburg

Salvation Army officers and staff from across Central and Eastern Pennsylvania will convene at State Capitol in Harrisburg on Tuesday, October 25, to share with legislators the work The Salvation Army is doing to better the lives of thousands of Pennsylvanians every day.

120 Salvation Army representatives will meet their local representatives to discuss the need in their respective area and describe the important services they provide to citizens such as food assistance, housing, social services, anti-human trafficking efforts, senior citizen and youth community programming, emergency disaster services, and much more. Continue reading “Salvation Army Leaders to Meet with PA State Lawmakers”

Emergency Disaster Services Provides Vital Support in Response to Central PA Flooding

photo-oct-21-9-42-15-am
Flooding in North Central PA

The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) has activated teams in State College and Lock Haven in response to significant flooding in North Central Pennsylvania that occurred overnight and continues today.

Continue reading “Emergency Disaster Services Provides Vital Support in Response to Central PA Flooding”

September 11, 2001: Fifteen Years Later – Never Forget

9-11-social-mediaRemembering The Salvation Army’s Response to The 9/11 Attacks

On September 11, 2001, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks on passenger airliners left thousands dead and hundreds of thousands more in need. The Salvation Army was closely involved with the recovery process for survivors in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. following the tragic events of 9/11.

 The Response

Arriving within a half-hour of the first plane hitting the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, The Salvation Army was one of the first relief organizations to arrive on the scene at “Ground Zero” and provided extensive support for relief workers and volunteers. The Army continued to support recovery efforts throughout the months-long clean-up process. In the months and years that followed, The Salvation Army assisted thousands of people impacted by the September 11 attacks with practical assistance as well as spiritual and emotional care.

Continue reading “September 11, 2001: Fifteen Years Later – Never Forget”

Trip to Kenya spreads The Salvation Army’s Love and Support

Photo Aug 03, 1 11 21 PM
Major Martha Wheeler

Major Martha Wheeler smiled as she unpacked a box in her Philadelphia office that is full of treasures: sparkling bracelets, glittering napkin rings, colorful cloth wallets, beautiful baskets, and much, much more.  As she pulled out each item, it seemed one was more stunning than the next. She laid them out one by one, each with a tag that read, “Others Trade for Hope.” It’s a project that is calling her to Kenya during the month of August.

“It’s really humbling. I feel honored to have the opportunity,” said Major Wheeler, Women’s Ministries Secretary, The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Continue reading “Trip to Kenya spreads The Salvation Army’s Love and Support”

State College Corps: Enriching Our Children’s Lives

State College Back to School 026
Back to School Shopping Assistance

As thousands of young people across Centre County will soon return to class, The Salvation Army of State College is there to lend a helping hand to families struggling to make ends meet.   It starts with back to school assistance and runs through the year with valuable programs to engage and enrich their children’s lives.

Continue reading “State College Corps: Enriching Our Children’s Lives”

MaLT: Changing the Lives of Young Salvationists

MaLT Graduation
Major Debbie Burr, Beverly, Micah and Major Doug Burr, The Salvation Army of Chambersburg

Micah was at a crossroads in his life.  He had successfully completed The Salvation Army’s drug and alcohol treatment program in Greenville, South Carolina. He was strengthening his spirituality and becoming closer in his relationship with God. He was employed by The Salvation Army and was living with a friend in a nice apartment. Although it seemed Micah had turned his life around after years of addiction and turmoil, he felt a void he couldn’t explain.  That’s when the leadership at The Salvation Army of Greenville told Micah about the new “MaLT” program launching in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Continue reading “MaLT: Changing the Lives of Young Salvationists”