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Musicians hope to help keep doors of Salvation Army homeless men’s shelter open

PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) – In two weeks, the doors of The Olde Towne Civic Center in Petersburg will be open for a night of music for a fundraiser to save the Salvation Army Homeless Men’s Shelter on Commerce Street. The shelter has been open since 1997, but the Salvation Army says the costs are too high […]

Salvation Army Bell Ringing Brings Hope

How a Salvation Army Bell Ringer Brings Heart to the Job

To hear Bruce Bachman tell it, he’s just a guy with a bell, a red apron and a heart to serve who gives a little of his time during the holiday season in North Richland Hills, Texas. He’s just one of the thousands of volunteer bell ringers who keep alive a 127-year tradition that the […]

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The Salvation Army continues to help homeless Vets

Jack Coleman is living proof that homelessness can strike at any time in someone’s life. Coleman grew up in Los Angeles and joined the Army in 1965 after the Watts riots there that year made it hard for a young African-American man like him to get a job. He spent 27 years in the Army, initially serving […]

Emergency Feeding Service Continues in Puerto Rico

The Salvation Army is continuing its lifesaving work across the Island of Puerto Rico, actively seeking out and serving individuals following the devastating hurricane two months ago.  Its continued mission has it working hand in hand with government and other no-governmental organizations to reach those missed by previous food distributions. The Salvation Army has utilized innovative […]

USN and The Salvation Army Angel Tree

Naval Academy’s Giving Tree program brings presents to kids in need

The blue, gold, silver and red ornaments hanging from a Christmas tree in Bancroft Hall were masked Tuesday morning by a blanket of 500 paper angels. On each angel card there is a gender, an age and a Christmas list with wants, needs, and requests for clothing from local families. During the next two weeks […]