Today, children from around our community took a trip to Target to buy school supplies. They were able to purchase items such as school uniforms, glue, paper, pencils, and anything you can imagine a child would need for school. The Salvation Army provided each child with a Target gift card in which the purchases were made. Any balance left over on the card was given back to The Salvation Army for future use. The children had a blast and couldn’t wait to show off all of their awesome school supplies. A little girl named Kacie couldn’t wait to show me her new Disney Princess’ lunchbox. What a joy to see the happiness in the eyes of the children. We are definitely doing the most good here.
- The Hattiesburg Salvation Army Damaged Extensively from Early Morning Tornado January 21, 2017Hattiesburg, MS – The Hattiesburg Salvation Army was not spared by a tornado that blew through the Pine Belt early Saturday morning. Before the sun rose, Corps Officer, Captain Patrick Connelly arrived on his campus and knew it was bad. “Before first light, I could tell there were windows blown out and standing water in the […]
- Oklahoma City: Shining Light into the Night January 6, 2017How one Area Command is bringing EDS, Social Services and Corps Ministry to the Homeless The heartbreaking stories of individuals dying as a result of sleeping outside in extreme temperatures aren’t uncommon. Major Carlyle Gargis, area commander of The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma, has known many homeless individuals who have died and promised he would […]
- The Salvation Army ALM providing warmth, place to stay as winter weather hits January 6, 2017JACKSON, MS – With Winter Storm Helena pushing freezing temperatures, ice and snow into the Deep South, The Salvation Army is responding with a warm place to stay, a hot meal, and supplies for those in need across Alabama and Mississippi. The Tuscaloosa Corps opened a warming station Thursday evening as temperatures dropped. The Tuscaloosa’s Center […]