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)”

Wedding Bells at The Salvation Army of Sunbury (video)

sunbury wedding picThe Salvation Army of Sunbury hosted the wedding of John and Jamielynn Fisher on Wednesday, April 4 at its Corps Community Center!

The newlyweds exchanged vows in the chapel, then celebrated with the community at a reception during the Wednesday evening Feeding Friends meal!

Check out their sweet story that aired on Newswatch 16 WNEP-TV:

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The Salvation Army of Reading’s Festival of Easter Baskets Returns to Berkshire Mall

18th Annual Event Raises Money for Emergency Social Services for Berks County Residents
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Godiva Easter Basket

The Salvation Army of Reading presents the 18th annual Festival of Easter Baskets, Wednesday, March 21 through Saturday, March 24 at the Berkshire Mall in Wyomissing, PA. An estimated 75 creative gift baskets, designed and donated by local businesses, organizations and individuals, will be on display outside Boscov’s at the Berkshire Mall. During this time when individuals donate $1 or more to The Salvation Army, they will receive tickets to be entered into a random drawing for the basket of their choice. The drawing will occur at noon on Saturday, March 24 at Boscov’s. If winners are not present, they will be notified by phone to pick up their baskets.

Money raised through the Festival of Easter Baskets supports The Salvation Army of Reading’s emergency social service programs. Last year’s event raised more than $6,000.   Continue reading “The Salvation Army of Reading’s Festival of Easter Baskets Returns to Berkshire Mall”