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I heard the gospel because a Salvation Army corps sergeant-major kept his promise. I started drinking on weekends when I was 12. A few years later, it was several times a week. Then it became daily. By the time I was 30, I was smoking three packs of cigarettes and drinking a bottle of vodka […]

“We are a volunteer army,” Bramwell, Booth’s son, responded, “Volunteer? I’m no volunteer, I’m a regular!” William Booth then

The Virtues of Volunteerism – We are a Volunteer Army

At the height of Victorian England’s volunteer movement in 1878, William Booth dictated a letter to George Scott Railton, his secretary. When Booth said, “We are a volunteer army,” Bramwell, Booth’s son, responded, “Volunteer? I’m no volunteer, I’m a regular!” William Booth then instructed Railton to delete the word volunteer and substitute it with the word salvation. Thus, “The […]

Salvation Army Provides Meals for Students During Oklahoma Teacher Walkout

Salvation Army Provides Meals for Students During Oklahoma Teacher Walkout

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 3, 2018) As many school districts across Oklahoma closed on Monday, and again today, due to a Statewide Teacher Walkout, The Salvation Army was requested by many school boards, other agencies and nonprofits in several communities to ensure students did not go without meals while school is cancelled.   One in four Oklahoma […]

The activity center is being built on the grounds of The Salvation Army’s Kaiser Emergency Family Shelter in Phoenix, a 23-room facility with a capacity of 118 beds

Salvation Army breaks ground on Phoenix activity center

The Salvation Army Metro Phoenix broke ground March 31 on the Mike Michaels Activity Center, named in honor of the late Mike Michaels, Valley resident and longtime supporter of The Salvation Army. Michaels’ daughter Barbara Anderson and son Chuck Michaels were on hand with their families to put ceremonial shovels into the ground with Salvation Army […]

Their goal? Camp Appalachia, a residential camp for kids affected by the opioid epidemic and children who are in foster care.

Former Salvation Army Summer Camp Site Continues Doing The Most Good

Jared Davis wants to teach children affected by the opioid epidemic a “new normal.” As a firefighter and an emergency medical technician with the Teays Valley Fire Department, he’s seen first-hand just how treacherous the opioid epidemic can be. He’s also worked with the Tri-County YMCA’s summer camp for several years, and through both of […]