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 Lebanon to Give Away Free Coats to Local Families in Need

8D9A4083LEBANON, PA (February 4, 2019) – As winter temperatures rebound following a dangerous cold spell, The Salvation Army of Lebanon will distribute new and gently-used coats to local residents in need.

The event will take place on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 10am – 5pm, at its Corps Community Center (1031 Guilford Street, Lebanon). Continue reading “Salvation Army of Lebanon to Give Away Free Coats to Local Families in Need”

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”

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”

Adopt Lehigh Valley Kids

Adopt Lehigh Valley - smaller jpegThe Salvation Army Children’s Services Launches New Partnership to help children find a forever home

Every child deserves a safe, loving, and caring home. The Salvation Army Children’s Services Foster Care and Adoption Program helps connect children with compassionate homes and families. It works to nurture children, strengthen families and engage communities. To achieve these goals, The Salvation Army Children’s Services offers a variety of foster care and adoption options and services. Its commitment extends beyond finding stable homes for children and includes supporting prospective foster and adoptive parents throughout their journey to become Resource Parents. Continue reading “Adopt Lehigh Valley Kids”

Pathway of Hope: Success in Central PA

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Pathway of Hope graduate, Diane, with her son.

The Salvation Army has launched a bold new national initiative entitled Pathway of Hope aimed at helping families leave poverty behind for good. Pathway of Hope focuses on the long-term goal of self-sufficiency and is designed to help impoverished families permanently break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.

In 2016, The Salvation Army introduced this initiative with a grant of $50,000 from the Santander Bank Foundation. The purpose of the grant was to engage Central Pennsylvania Pathway of Hope families in the six month Making Money Count financial literacy curriculum. This program enhances families’ understanding of basic financial concepts and addresses common obstacles to improved financial standing. Continue reading “Pathway of Hope: Success in Central PA”

Norristown Choice Pantry: Feeding Body & Soul

Norristown Choice Pantry Logo_Final_1Chelsea Johnson puts on her Salvation Army apron and smiles. She starts to open boxes of fresh fruit on the counter, as her mom, Donna Goodwin, organizes paperwork.  They volunteer together every week. Donna’s sister Joyce glances over the shelves stacked with canned goods and non-perishable foods. As the Pantry Coordinator, she wants to make sure everything is in place as they ready to open the door of the Choice Pantry on this Wednesday morning.

“Everybody needs help. We do what needs to be done. It’s God’s work,” says Donna. Continue reading “Norristown Choice Pantry: Feeding Body & Soul”