Salvation Army of Eastern PA & DE on Standby for Hurricane Michael Relief Deployment

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EDS personnel on the ground in Florida

PHILADELPHIA (October 11, 2018) — The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware’s Emergency Disaster Response (EDS) team is on standby to respond to the southern U.S. states impacted by Hurricane Michael. With the widespread damage of the storm already being felt and what is expected to be an extended relief effort, The Salvation Army’s divisional EDS department is readying a team of staff and volunteers for potential deployment.

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For 4th Day, Pendel Provides Comfort, Care & Hope in PA Communities Hardest Hit by This Week’s Flash Floods

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Benton, Columbia County

The Salvation Army of Eastern PA & DE’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) continued for a fourth day in its efforts to provide hope, care and comfort to clean-up crews, local officials and residents impacted by this week’s flash floods in central and eastern Pennsylvania. On Thursday, August 16, teams fanned out in communities through Berks, Bradford, Columbia, Susquehanna and Schuylkill Counties, providing meals, beverages and clean-up kits to local families.

Salvation Army representatives worked to connect residents with resources through partner agencies.  They are working closely with local and state officials to continually assess needs and deliver service to impacted communities. This is all possible through a coordinated partnership with The Salvation Army’s Service Extension Units, Corps Community Centers and volunteers across the region. Continue reading “For 4th Day, Pendel Provides Comfort, Care & Hope in PA Communities Hardest Hit by This Week’s Flash Floods”

Pendel Expands Support to Flood Ravaged Communities Across 4 Counties

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Delivering Supplies to Schuylkill County

In response to devastating flooding this week across eastern and central Pennsylvania, The Salvation Army of Eastern PA & DE’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) continues to provide crucial support to first responders and impacted residents.  This is all possible through a coordinated partnership with The Salvation Army’s Corps Community Centers, Service Extension Units and volunteers across the region.

In Schuylkill County, crews continue for a second day supplying food and beverages in Gilberton. They also distributed 100 clean-up kits to Frackville residents in need of cleaning their homes damaged by the floods. A Salvation Army canteen (mobile feeding operation) is based at the United Methodist Church in Gilberton. As of Tuesday afternoon, The Salvation Army has provided a total of 400 meals and more than 300 clean-up kits in Schuylkill County (including the communities of Port Carbon, Pine Grove, Frackville and Gilberton). Continue reading “Pendel Expands Support to Flood Ravaged Communities Across 4 Counties”

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”

Harrisburg Wins with Women INvolved

28337075_1702456949850679_4565871603923605982_oOur WIN (Women INvolved Auxiliary) at The Salvation Army of Harrisburg is known for its annual Shoe Strut event, but members do way more than that for our community.

Recently, the women spent a few hours packing up some 350 spice and meal kits which provide food pantry clients with the dignity of healthy food that also tastes good.

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Restoring Hope in Kensington: Video

The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia is among a number of agencies partnering with the City of Philadelphia to provide hope and transform lives of individuals and families living in Kensington and Fairhill. These neighborhoods are being held hostage by the heroin epidemic. On a blistering hot day in July, a team of Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia volunteers headed out with city workers to the area around Hope Park near East Indiana and Ella Streets. This is how community outreach can begin the healing: Continue reading “Restoring Hope in Kensington: Video”

Persistence Pays Forward

Catherine and Katie JiavaOn the day Shelley Mihalik met Catherine Ashley and her daughter, the two had come to The Salvation Army office in Honesdale to ask for help with clothing. Summer was turning into fall and neither Catherine nor Catie had any long sleeves or outerwear to protect them from the chill in the air. As the three spoke, it became clear to Shelley that they needed much more than warm clothes. Catherine and Catie needed a home.

Shelley is the architect of The Salvation Army’s Journey of Hope. The program in Honesdale is designed to provide scaffolding to help clients like Catherine and Catie rebuild their lives. Journey of Hope engages and supports clients while they develop life skills and resources to ultimately succeed on their own. Continue reading “Persistence Pays Forward”