National Donut Day Celebrates Salvation Army History (historic photos & video)

World(2)The first Friday in June has been celebrated by The Salvation Army since 1938 as “National Donut Day.”

You may have noticed the donut giveaways and the donut pictures on social media, but did you know that this delicious holiday has its origins in The Salvation Army’s work on the front lines of World War I in France?

In 1917, The Salvation Army began a mission to provide spiritual and emotional support for U.S. soldiers fighting in France during World War I. About 250 volunteers traveled overseas and set up small huts located near the front lines where they could give soldiers clean clothes, supplies and, of course, baked goods. Continue reading “National Donut Day Celebrates Salvation Army History (historic photos & video)”

Advertisements

Adoption Day: Austin and his Forever Family (photos & video)

IMG_2830On a Monday morning in April, the Guntz family gathered at the Montgomery County Courthouse for the final step in what has been years in the making – the adoption of little two-year old Austin.

“We love kids and we really want to give them a family that can give them the love and care to help them develop their potential,” said Susan Guntz.

Continue reading “Adoption Day: Austin and his Forever Family (photos & video)”

Maniac Magee Run for the Homeless Celebrates 20th Anniversary

IMG_3650
Maniac Magee Run for the Homeless, May 19, 2018

About 100 runners braved the chilly temperatures and pouring rain on Saturday May 19, to participate in the Maniac Magee Run for the Homeless at Chatham Park Elementary School to benefit The Salvation Army of Norristown’s Family Shelter.

 

The two-mile run, now in its 20th year, was organized by the Chatham Park Parent-Teacher Association to celebrate the lessons learned in the book, “Maniac Magee” by Norristown native Jerry Spinelli who later raised his family in the Chatham Park community.

Continue reading “Maniac Magee Run for the Homeless Celebrates 20th Anniversary”

Salvation Army Meets with DE State Lawmakers in Support of “Doing the Most Good” (photos & video)

IMG_3314
Major Paul Cain and Sen. Ernesto Lopez at Legislative Hall on May 9

Salvation Army officers, advisory board members and staff from across Delaware convened at Legislative Hall in Dover on Wednesday, May 9, to share with legislators the work The Salvation Army is doing to better the lives of thousands of Delawareans every day.

60 Salvation Army representatives met their local legislators to discuss the need in their respective areas and describe the important services they provide to citizens such as: food assistance, housing, social services, senior citizen and youth community programming, emergency disaster services, and much more. Continue reading “Salvation Army Meets with DE State Lawmakers in Support of “Doing the Most Good” (photos & video)”