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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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”

6abc’s Walter Perez Recalls 9/11 Experience in Interview with Lt. Col. Banfield

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Lt. Col. Stephen Banfield and 6abc’s Walter Perez

It’s been 17 years since 9/11, and this is the first time 6abc anchor Walter Perez got a chance to sit and talk with Lt. Colonel Stephen Banfield, the Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware.

He and Walter shared an unforgettable experience. Continue reading “6abc’s Walter Perez Recalls 9/11 Experience in Interview with Lt. Col. Banfield”

Innovative Intensive Therapy Program Welcomes Adoptive & Foster Care Families in Montgomery County & Lehigh Valley

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ALLENTOWN, PA – 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.

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The Salvation Army of Allentown Offering Free Financial Literacy Workshops

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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”

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”