Fabric Fair Raises Money for Crucial Youth Services in York County

Hundreds Expected at The Salvation Army of York’s Annual Event

file000216150561Hundreds of quilters, seamstresses and needle crafters are expected at The Salvation Army of York’s upcoming annual Fabric Fair.

The greatly anticipated three-day event will be held:

  • Thursday, June 16, 10 am – 4 pm
  • Friday, June 17, 10 am – 7 pm
  • Saturday, June 18, 9 am – 11 am, and noon – 2 pm

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The Salvation Army of Lancaster Awards 15 College Scholarships

The Soon-to-Be High School Grads Will be Honored at May 24 Awards Dinner

graduationThe Salvation Army of Lancaster will help 15 Lancaster County high school seniors further their education by awarding them college scholarships at a special dinner, 7 pm, Tuesday, May 24, at Eden Resort in Lancaster. The Olga Ruth Stratton Scholarship program provides at least $1,000 for tuition costs to each student selected. Amounts depend on a student’s need, circumstances and available scholarship funds.

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Maniac Magee Run for the Homeless

One book, two communities,thousands inspired to make a difference

start of raceHundreds of children and their parents hit the road to raise money for The Salvation Army of Norristown at the Maniac Magee Run for the Homeless!  The sun was shining and Chatham Park Elementary was a sea of red t-shirts, as walkers and runners made their way through the neighborhoods surrounding the school for the one mile fun walk and two-mile run on Saturday, May 14.

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Wilkes-Barre Salvation Army to Present Community Service and Others Awards

May 19 Event Raises Funds to Support Transitional Housing for Homeless Families

The Salvation Army of Wilkes-Barre‘s Annual Dinner will honor John and Michelle Nackley with the Community Service Award and Schiel’s Family Market with the Others Award. The Salvation Army of Wilkes-Barre’s Annual Dinner is an opportunity to recognize its volunteers, community partners and individuals who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the betterment of the Wilkes-Barre area. In doing so, the event raises funds and awareness of its valuable programs and services. The Salvation Army of Wilkes-Barre’s Annual Dinner will take place 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm on Thursday, May 19, at Genetti’s Hotel & Conference Center, 77 E. Market St, Wilkes-Barre, PA.

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Community Partners are Vital

Salvation Army of Scranton Honors The Rotary of the Abingtons for Decades of Community Partnership

Salvation Army 185 stackedThe Salvation Army of Scranton honored The Rotary of the Abingtons at its Annual Dinner at on May 11, 2016 at the Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA. The Salvation Army of Scranton’s Annual Dinner is an opportunity to recognize its volunteers, community partners and individuals who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the betterment of the Scranton area. In doing so, the event raises funds and awareness of The Salvation Army’s local programs and services.

“The Rotary of the Abingtons has been a committed community partner of The Salvation Army of Scranton for more than 20 years, responsible for raising tens of thousands of dollars to help those in need in our community,” said Captain Lawrence Shurtleff, co-commanding officer, The Salvation Army of Scranton. “We are grateful for their service and dedication.”

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New Free Legal Aid Clinic at Temple Corps Community Center

Found_855293808_2036549The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia is partnering with Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia to provide valuable legal counsel, as well as prayer, for those in need. This new free legal aid clinic at The Salvation Army Temple Corps Community Center, located at 1340 Brown Street, marks the first such program through Christian Legal Clinics in North Philadelphia.  The partnership kicks-off with a special Expungement Clinic on Saturday, May 14, 9 am – noon, at The Salvation Army Temple Corps Community Center.

“The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia is committed to doing the most good in the community,” said Major A. Philip Ferreira, Director of Operations, The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia. “This new free legal aid clinic in North Philadelphia allows us to provide hope and an opportunity for individuals to create a better life for themselves.”

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Volunteering: Engaging a Sense of Purpose

volunteers TTG morning 2015 - 2There were mountains of cases outside The Salvation Army’s Greater Philadelphia Operations Center filled with thousands of pounds of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, gravy, cranberry sauce and dinner rolls. It all needed to be loaded into trucks and hauled to three Salvation Army sites before dawn on Thanksgiving morning for distribution to local families later that day. Among those up to the task – Team Rubicon!

“They moved, they lifted, they lugged,” recalled Major Susan Ferreira, Associate Director of Operations, The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia.

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