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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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.

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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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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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Children’s Services Launches Intensive Therapy Program for Adoptive & Foster Care Families

childrens services logo photoThe HALO Project is First of its Kind in PA, Promises to be Life-Changing 

The Salvation Army Children’s Services has launched a new intensive therapy program designed to meet the unique and diverse needs of children in foster care, children that have been adopted, or children that exhibit difficulty in the area of attachment. The HALO (Healing, Attachment, Loving, Outreach) Project is a 10-week intensive outpatient intervention, originally pioneered in Oklahoma, and the only one of its kind across our region.  Continue reading “Children’s Services Launches Intensive Therapy Program for Adoptive & Foster Care Families”