Salvation Army of Norristown Offering Holiday Assistance to Local Families in Need

IMG_4527The Salvation Army of Norristown announced today it will be accepting applications from local families in need to receive holiday assistance. Members of the community may apply to receive Christmas food baskets and gifts for children age 12 and under.  Captains Curtis and Felicia Flora, Corps Officers, The Salvation Army of Norristown, anticipate serving at least 600-700 families this holiday season.

“Everyone deserves a meaningful holiday celebration,” said Captain Curtis Flora. “Thanks to the generosity of the community and partner agencies, we are able to provide this assistance, along with hope and comfort, to those in need each year,” he added. Continue reading “Salvation Army of Norristown Offering Holiday Assistance to Local Families in Need”

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The Salvation Army Makes a Splash in Lackawanna County

Dunk Tank 4The Salvation Army made quite a splash at Fell Charter School when students lined up at field day to dunk a teacher and raise money for their community. In addition to sack races, tug-of-war, and water balloon tosses, students in grades kindergarten through ninth grade could also purchase balls to throw at a bulls-eye, that when hit, landed the teacher of their choice in a tank of cold water.

Using a dunk tank borrowed from The Salvation Army’s Camp Ladore, the game was among the most popular at the annual field day event and the only community fundraising element of the fun-filled day. The balls sold for $1 each, or 3 for $5, and all proceeds were donated to The Salvation Army. In the two hours the dunk tank was in operation, students raised almost $350.00. The Salvation Army will use the donation to help individuals and families in Simpson and nearby Carbondale.

Fell Charter is home to more than 150 students from throughout Lackawanna County. The school already had a reputation for generosity. In 2015 teachers at Fell Charter opted to teach without pay indefinitely while they awaited the Pennsylvania State budget to pass.

Emergency Disaster Services Provides Vital Support in Response to Central PA Flooding

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Flooding in North Central PA

The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) has activated teams in State College and Lock Haven in response to significant flooding in North Central Pennsylvania that occurred overnight and continues today.

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September 11, 2001: Fifteen Years Later – Never Forget

9-11-social-mediaRemembering The Salvation Army’s Response to The 9/11 Attacks

On September 11, 2001, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks on passenger airliners left thousands dead and hundreds of thousands more in need. The Salvation Army was closely involved with the recovery process for survivors in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. following the tragic events of 9/11.

 The Response

Arriving within a half-hour of the first plane hitting the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, The Salvation Army was one of the first relief organizations to arrive on the scene at “Ground Zero” and provided extensive support for relief workers and volunteers. The Army continued to support recovery efforts throughout the months-long clean-up process. In the months and years that followed, The Salvation Army assisted thousands of people impacted by the September 11 attacks with practical assistance as well as spiritual and emotional care.

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MaLT: Changing the Lives of Young Salvationists

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Major Debbie Burr, Beverly, Micah and Major Doug Burr, The Salvation Army of Chambersburg

Micah was at a crossroads in his life.  He had successfully completed The Salvation Army’s drug and alcohol treatment program in Greenville, South Carolina. He was strengthening his spirituality and becoming closer in his relationship with God. He was employed by The Salvation Army and was living with a friend in a nice apartment. Although it seemed Micah had turned his life around after years of addiction and turmoil, he felt a void he couldn’t explain.  That’s when the leadership at The Salvation Army of Greenville told Micah about the new “MaLT” program launching in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Continue reading “MaLT: Changing the Lives of Young Salvationists”

Supporting City of Philadelphia during Democratic National Convention

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Preps Underway 7/21/16

The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) Unit stationed in Philadelphia will be supporting the City of Philadelphia by providing hydration to thousands of first responders on duty during the Democratic National Convention, July 23 through July 28.

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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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