The Salvation Army of West Chester unveiled its new Manna From Heaven food pantry at a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 19.
The event celebrated its status as a pilot pantry under the Chester County Food Bank’s Best Choice Initiative. The Salvation Army of West Chester has provided food assistance to those in need for more than 30 years and currently serves as many as 60 individuals and families each month. Rather than distribute food that’s already been bagged with various non-perishable items, the Manna From Heaven Pantry is now set up in a choice-format. It is comparable to a mini-market where clients use a shopping cart and select food, paper products and personal care items from the stocked shelves. Under the pilot program, the Chester County Food Bank is supplying healthier food options like fresh produce, low-sodium and whole grain selections. Continue reading “Salvation Army of West Chester Unveils New Choice Pantry”
The Salvation Army of Reading will honor Jack and Rosemary Gulati, with “The Spirit of Reading” award and Mark A. Hornberger, Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Group, with The Salvation Army’s “OTHERS” award at its 7th Annual Civic Breakfast on Tuesday, May 9 at the Crowne Plaza in Wyomissing. The event is an opportunity to recognize community partners and individuals who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the betterment of Reading and Berks County. It is also a catalyst for fundraising that helps The Salvation Army of Reading meet the growing need in the community through its Family Services, Supportive Housing, Learning Center and Pathway of Hope programs. The Salvation Army aims to raise $150,000 at this year’s Civic Breakfast. All monies raised will support The Salvation Army of Reading’s Learning Center education program for local youth. Continue reading “Salvation Army of Reading Hosts Civic Breakfast to Honor Individuals Dedicated to Improving the Community”
The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is gearing up to support the City of Philadelphia in response to the impending winter storm “Stella,” which is forecasted to hit Pennsylvania late Monday night, March 13, and into Tuesday, March 14.
EDS has been tapped by the city to distribute 150+ meals to staff at the city’s Emergency Operation Center starting Monday at 9 pm through Wednesday. EDS staff and volunteers are on stand-by with the city to assist with transporting homeless individuals to shelter, if needed. They may also be called upon by the city to distribute meals to homeless individuals sheltering in the subway stations in the Center City area. In the meantime, EDS crews are finalizing preparations on their Salvation Army canteens and emergency response vehicles to ensure they will be able to maneuver the city streets in the snowy conditions. Continue reading “EDS Supports City of Philadelphia During Winter Storm Stella”
The Salvation Army of Reading is in need of volunteers for its after-school program. Up to 70 children in first through ninth grade are enrolled in the program, which is open Monday through Friday, 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm, at The Salvation Army of Reading on S. 5th Street.
Chelsea 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.
The Salvation Army of Eastern PA and DE (Pendel) recently returned from Cuba on a special mission – to renovate the Salvation Army of Cuba’s current headquarters facility into a guest house. The guest house will provide income for the Cuba division and fund the construction of a new divisional headquarters. Additionally the group is engaging Cubans with music and arts ministries, as well as conducting the Sunday Services at the Central Corps.
The Pendel division has given tremendous support financially to this effort, including: donated linens for the guest house, laptops, instruments, uniform shirts/ties/socks, toiletries and assorted items which were stuffed in the luggage and horn cases!