Nursing students serve overflow crowd of homeless people

Nursing students at Azuza Pacific University in Southern California did something week that brought a tear to my eye when I read about it. Since our goal is to bring you stories that inspire you to use your life to love God's people, I thought you might want to read it too.

The Salvation Army of Florida prepares for Tropical Storm Erika

TAMPA – (August 27, 2015)  On the eve of the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, The Salvation Army is once again being called to assist those in need - this time in Southeast Florida where Tropical Storm Erika could make landfall as a hurricane on Sunday, the first one to strike the Florida coast in 10 years. The Salvation Army will load palettes of water at its disaster warehouse, 903 East 139th Avenue, Tampa. Loading will begin around 8 am and the truck will leave [READ MORE]

Remembering Hurricane Katrina … Reflections From Those Who Served

Photo: A disaster survivor receives a meal from a Salvation Army mobile feeding.  A typical unit, called a 'canteen' within The Salvation Army, can deliver up to 1,500 meals per day. The storm began as a cluster of unruly thunderstorms swirling over the Bahamas on August 23, 2005.  By the next day, it had strengthened enough to be christened with a name – Katrina – before hitting Florida on August 25 as a moderate Category 1 hurricane.  [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Responds to Fires in Washington — UPDATED

AUGUST 24, 2015 (SEATTLE) – The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Response Team worked through the weekend, assisting families impacted by the wildfires.  As of today, there are 12 fires burning 680,000 acres in Washington (source: The National Interagency Fire Center, Current Feeding Programs In Brewster, WA, The Salvation Army coordinated and served three meals each day, averaging about 400 people per day. Snacks and beverages [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Responds to Fires in Washington and Idaho — UPDATED

August 20, 2015 (SEATTLE) – The Salvation Army continues to assist as the fast-moving fires sweep through Washington and Idaho. In all areas, the impact ranges from damaged to destroyed homes and businesses. Many families have evacuated the area, moving to safety and leaving their home behind. Yesterday, three firefighters were killed in the blaze near Twisp, WA. Status Report: Washington Currently 16 fires, burning 326,000 acres (source: The National [READ MORE]

Help a stranger without spending a single cent!

As a do-gooder, you've no doubt thought about ways you can positively affect those around you. Sometimes you've spent money to do good, or you've spent hours of your time. Other times you haven't needed to spend a dime. This blog post is about something you can do that doesn't cost you a thing and can have an impact well beyond what you imagine.

Massive Drought Affects Thousands in Eastern Puerto Rico

The people of Puerto Rico have been suffering from the massive drought that has struck areas throughout the eastern portion of the island. For the past few weeks, The Salvation Army’s response team and volunteers from Emergency Management have been on site visiting homes and distributing boxes (3 gallons per box) of fresh water gallons. Miguel Rivera, PR/VI’s Emergency Disaster Services Director states, “On Wednesday, we visited 40 homes where mainly senior citizens [READ MORE]

Ten Years After Katrina, The Salvation Army Continues to Serve the Gulf Coast

Photo: After Hurricane Katrina, a Salvation Army canteen becomes an impromptu feeding site on a New Orleans highway. Alexandria, VA (August 19, 2015) – The Salvation Army continues to be a source of hope, stability and service to the residents of the Gulf Coast ten years after the most active and expensive hurricane season in U.S. history. With a presence in every ZIP code in America, The Salvation Army was uniquely [READ MORE]