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 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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Photo Courtesy: Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management

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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Salvation Army of Berwick to Expand Heart Healthy Initiative

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“Our goal is to support people as they work towards self-sufficiency, living blessed and rewarding lives.”

The Salvation Army of Berwick is expanding its Heart Smart Feeding Project, established in 2015 to provide local individuals and families with free, heart-healthy meals twice a week. The initiative also cultivates a nutritious food pantry and holds educational sessions on healthy eating. This project is made possible through a new grant from the Berwick Health and Wellness Fund of the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation.

According to the 2016 US Census, 21.4% of Berwick residents suffer from poverty, significantly higher than Pennsylvania’s average rate of 12.9%. Although residents come to The Salvation Army in need of help with clothing, furniture, rent and utilities, the most common and immediate need is food. “Food insecurity,” as it is known, can lead to a variety of health problems.

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New Grant Helps Scranton Salvation Army Increase Support to Families in Need of Furniture and Clothing

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Majors Robert and Karen Schmig, Corps Officers, The Salvation Army of Scranton (Scranton Times-Tribune photo)

The Salvation Army of Scranton’s Social Services program is working to provide increased assistance to disadvantaged families in Lackawanna County. The program is an ongoing, vital service that has been offered to the community for many years. It focuses on the unique needs of individuals and offers holistic services and material resources to clientele.

Thanks to a new grant from the Scranton Area Community Foundation, The Salvation Army will be able to offer greater support to families in need of furniture and clothing. Continue reading “New Grant Helps Scranton Salvation Army Increase Support to Families in Need of Furniture and Clothing”

Hurricane Maria Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico & USVI

Beginning Phase 3 Long Term Recovery

huggingAs The Salvation Army begins Long Term Recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, we have met with several corporate entities, partner agencies and FEMA.  We continue to create our organizational structure around the principles of collaboration and relationship building with allies throughout the region.

As noted in previous updates, there are still parts of Puerto Rico without power and water, and the infrastructure continues to be a major problem.  With many traffic lights still in disrepair, road signage gone, and potholes large enough to swallow small vehicles, traffic is impeded with hazards that make travel dangerous.  Accidents are common place, and getting around can be a great challenge.  Downed power lines, debris, and abandoned buildings add to the general unsightliness, as there is an overwhelming amount of repair needed.  All of this creates real need for emotional and spiritual care, a focused priority for The Salvation Army.  We have set aside funds to make referrals to mental health professionals, as needed. Continue reading “Hurricane Maria Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico & USVI”

The Salvation Army of Eastern PA & DE Preps for Deployment to Texas for Hurricane Harvey Relief

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People walk through flooded streets in Galveston, Texas, on August 26. Photo: CNN

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”