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”

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The Salvation Army of Allentown Offering Free Financial Literacy Workshops

financial literacyLocal Families Learn about Basic Banking, Budgeting, Home Buying, & Credit Reports

ALLENTOWN, PA – The Salvation Army of Allentown is offering free financial literacy workshops to local individuals and families thanks to a partnership with Santander Bank.  Classes are taught by an instructor with Santander Bank and topics include: Basic Banking, Budgeting & Money Management, Home Buying Ownership, and Credit Reports and Loans.

The workshops will focus primarily on reinforcing knowledge, teaching new techniques, and providing opportunities for peer-to-peer support. Families will be encouraged to ask questions about financial concerns and develop short and long-term personal financial goals.  The curriculum will also provide age-appropriate activities for children to enhance their understanding of money.   Continue reading “The Salvation Army of Allentown Offering Free Financial Literacy Workshops”

Plans Launched for new EDS Command Center in Philadelphia with Help of $1M Gift from Local Philanthropists

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Stephen & Sandra Sheller

Plans for a new Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) Command Center in Philadelphia are now underway. The project was formally unveiled to the public on July 17 at a reception at the historic Divine Lorraine Hotel. The “Celebration of Philanthropy” marked the launch of the project and honored philanthropists Stephen and Sandra Sheller of Philadelphia, whose generous $1,000,000 gift made the Command Center possible.

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Salvation Army of York’s Annual Fabric Fair To Draw Hundreds

ff2Hundreds of quilters, seamstresses and needle crafters are expected at The Salvation Army of York’s upcoming annual Fabric Fair.

The much-anticipated three-day-event takes place at The Salvation Army’s Corps Community Center, 124 South Duke Street, York, on Thursday, June 21 (10am – 4pm), Friday, June 22 (10am – 4pm) and Saturday, June 23 (9am – 11am). Continue reading “Salvation Army of York’s Annual Fabric Fair To Draw Hundreds”

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)”

Maniac Magee Run for the Homeless Celebrates 20th Anniversary

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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.

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

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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)”