New Grant Helps Salvation Army of Chester Renovate Kitchen to Meet High Demand for Feeding Assistance

 

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The Salvation Army’s feeding programs provide 36,000+ meals a year to underserved residents of Chester.

CHESTER, PA (May 7, 2019) The Salvation Army of Chester announced today it is a recipient of a $15,000 grant from The Foundation of Delaware County, which will be used to make much-needed improvements to its kitchen facilities. The Salvation Army of Chester’s feeding programs provide more than 36,000 meals a year to underserved residents of Chester, specifically focusing on adolescents and older adults.

Each year, The Salvation Army of Chester supports thousands of local individuals and families in need through its feeding programs (food pantry, free breakfast and lunch for those in need), homeless shelter, life skills seminars, music instruction, after-school programming, sports fellowship (afternoon and evening youth basketball) and summer camp. Continue reading “New Grant Helps Salvation Army of Chester Renovate Kitchen to Meet High Demand for Feeding Assistance”

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Salvation Army Leaders to Meet with PA State Lawmakers

May 1 Advocacy Day Puts Spotlight on Addressing Poverty in Keystone State

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Salvation Army officers and staff from across Pennsylvania will convene at State Capitol in Harrisburg on Wednesday, May 1, to share with legislators the work The Salvation Army is doing to better the lives of tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians every day.

More than 150 Salvation Army representatives will meet their local representatives to discuss the need in their respective areas 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”

Salvation Army Assisting Residents Impacted by Severe Weather in Eastern PA & DE

 

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Philadelphia, PA (April 16, 2019) – The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware has dispatched teams with its Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) to Sussex County, Delaware and Columbia and Sullivan Counties in Eastern Pennsylvania in response to severe storms on Monday.

 

The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-2 tornado touched down in the community of Laurel, Delaware on Monday. The Salvation Army dispatched a canteen (mobile feeding unit) to the hardest hit neighborhood, where 25 homes were damaged or destroyed.  The team provided meals to impacted residents in that neighborhood and at a Red Cross shelter nearby. The Salvation Army is offering emergency assistance to families in the affected area. Continue reading “Salvation Army Assisting Residents Impacted by Severe Weather in Eastern PA & DE”

Lt. Colonels Ashcraft Appointed as Pendel Divisional Commanders

Ashcrafts, 2019The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania is proud to announce Lt. Colonels Janet and Larry Ashcraft as its new Divisional Leaders. The Ashcrafts take over the reins held by Lt. Colonels Stephen and Janet Banfield, who retired in the Spring of 2019.

The Ashcrafts are responsible for the administrative oversight for all personnel, financial and program components of 51 Salvation Army Corps Community Centers, 163 volunteer service centers, residential programs and The Salvation Army Camp Ladore Retreat and Conference Center. In all, they manage more than 122 commissioned Salvation Army officers and nearly 1,200 employees. Continue reading “Lt. Colonels Ashcraft Appointed as Pendel Divisional Commanders”

4th Annual Most Amazing Race Set for May 18 in Carlisle

Adventurous Duos Sought to Compete for $1,000 Top Prize

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2016 Winners

CARLISLE, PA (March 6, 2019) – The Salvation Army of Carlisle announced today registration is open for its fourth annual Most Amazing Race, which is set for Saturday, May 18 in Carlisle. This year’s theme is “Monopoly.” The event, which is made possible with the support of Sunrise Rotary Club and sponsored by M & T Bank and GIANT, was inspired by the CBS show “The Amazing Race” and sends teams of two all over Carlisle in an effort to win a grand prize of $1,000. Second place finishers take home $500 and third place wins $250.

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Salvation Army of Reading to Benefit from GIANT’s Bags 4 My Cause Program in March

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READING, PA — The Salvation Army of Reading has been selected as a beneficiary of the GIANT Bags 4 My Cause Program for the month of March.

The GIANT Bags 4 My Cause Program, which launched in February 2019, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities in which shoppers live and work. The program features the reusable Bags 4 My Cause bag with a special tag attached to it that allows customers to direct a donation to a non-profit of their choice upon purchase. Continue reading “Salvation Army of Reading to Benefit from GIANT’s Bags 4 My Cause Program in March”

Salvation Army of Milton Launches New Program to Aid Military Service Members & Vets Facing Financial Hardship

Project Frontline is the First of its Kind in Susquehanna Valley

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“The goal of this program is to ensure that all service members and veterans in our area have a financial assistance program available to them in a time of need.”

MILTON, PA (February 4, 2019) – Recognizing a gap in local resources for veterans and active duty members of the military, The Salvation Army of Milton launched Project Frontline. The new program is aimed at helping service members and veterans experiencing a financial hardship.

“We are so grateful for our country’s bravest men and women. Through Project Frontline, The Salvation Army of Milton is offering a hand to those struggling to find their way after coming back home,” said Lt. Jennifer Burke, Corps Officer, The Salvation Army of Milton.

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Salvation Army of Lebanon to Give Away Free Coats to Local Families in Need

8D9A4083LEBANON, PA (February 4, 2019) – As winter temperatures rebound following a dangerous cold spell, The Salvation Army of Lebanon will distribute new and gently-used coats to local residents in need.

The event will take place on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 10am – 5pm, at its Corps Community Center (1031 Guilford Street, Lebanon). Continue reading “Salvation Army of Lebanon to Give Away Free Coats to Local Families in Need”

Salvation Army of Carlisle Serves as Warming Center during Dangerous Cold Weather

253847fb3b9d583c7fc26dec2ef41c33CARLISLE, PA (January 29, 2019) — The Salvation Army of Carlisle wants the public to know it is open as a warming center for anyone who needs to get out of the frigid weather. When temperatures are 32 degrees or colder, The Salvation Army opens its doors from 8am until 9pm, offering hot coffee and snacks for free to members of the community. (Weekend hours are subject to change.) The warming center is located at My Brother’s Table at The Salvation Army of Carlisle, 20 E. Pomfret Street, Carlisle. Continue reading “Salvation Army of Carlisle Serves as Warming Center during Dangerous Cold Weather”

Salvation Army Working with City, Partner Agencies to Support Residents Displaced by Germantown Apt Fire

 

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PHILADELPHIA (January 22, 2019) – The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is working with the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and partner agencies to provide support to residents displaced by a devastating fire overnight in the Germantown section of the city.

 

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