Six Salvation Army Officers Deploy to Provide Emotional & Spiritual Care to Hurricane Michael Victims

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6 Salvation Army officers from Eastern PA & DE division at Philadelphia International Airport on 10/15/18

PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 15, 2018) — As debris is cleared from roadways, The Salvation Army is moving into the areas most impacted by Hurricane Michael to begin assessing needs and providing service.

Six Salvation Army officers from the Eastern PA & DE division have deployed to Florida as part of the Hurricane Michael relief efforts.  They departed Philadelphia International Airport on Monday morning for a 14-day assignment.

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Pathway of Hope Initiative Receives $750K State Grant to Combat Poverty in Central & Eastern PA

The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware is the recipient of a $750,000 Department of Education grant from the State of Pennsylvania to support its Pathway of Hope initiative. The announcement was made at a press conference held at The Salvation Army of York on October 3, 2018. Rolled out in central Pennsylvania in 2015, Pathway of Hope focuses on the long-term goals of self-sufficiency of impoverished families, intended to break the cycle of crisis and intergenerational poverty. Families who are motivated and committed to taking the necessary steps to improve their lives, work with a Salvation Army case manager for social and spiritual support. They are also connected with services for jobs, health, housing, childcare, education and legal services.

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(L-R) Major Timothy Lyle, Major Martha Bone, Major Dennie Camuti, Rep. Stan Saylor, Rev. Bonnie Camarda, Mindy McCormick, Major Erma Camuti

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Salvation Army of Eastern PA & DE on Standby for Hurricane Michael Relief Deployment

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EDS personnel on the ground in Florida

PHILADELPHIA (October 11, 2018) — The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware’s Emergency Disaster Response (EDS) team is on standby to respond to the southern U.S. states impacted by Hurricane Michael. With the widespread damage of the storm already being felt and what is expected to be an extended relief effort, The Salvation Army’s divisional EDS department is readying a team of staff and volunteers for potential deployment.

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Ground Breaking Ceremony for Construction of New Salvation Army Service & Worship Center in Harrisburg

ground-breaking.jpgOn Monday, September 10, 2018, The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region hosted an official ground breaking ceremony to begin construction of a new, multi-use Service and Worship center at 506 South 29th Street in Harrisburg. The new facility will allow The Salvation Army to provide vital human services and education programs for children, individuals and families within the organization’s service area of Dauphin, Cumberland, and Perry Counties. Continue reading “Ground Breaking Ceremony for Construction of New Salvation Army Service & Worship Center in Harrisburg”

6abc’s Walter Perez Recalls 9/11 Experience in Interview with Lt. Col. Banfield

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Lt. Col. Stephen Banfield and 6abc’s Walter Perez

It’s been 17 years since 9/11, and this is the first time 6abc anchor Walter Perez got a chance to sit and talk with Lt. Colonel Stephen Banfield, the Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware.

He and Walter shared an unforgettable experience. Continue reading “6abc’s Walter Perez Recalls 9/11 Experience in Interview with Lt. Col. Banfield”

Innovative Intensive Therapy Program Welcomes Adoptive & Foster Care Families in Montgomery County & Lehigh Valley

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ALLENTOWN, PA – The Salvation Army Children’s Services has launched a new intensive therapy program designed to meet the unique and diverse needs of children in foster care, children that have been adopted, or children that exhibit difficulty in the area of attachment. The HALO (Healing, Attachment, Loving, Outreach) Project is a 10-week intensive outpatient intervention, originally pioneered in Oklahoma, and the only one of its kind across our region.

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