Paving the Pathway to Hope for people mired in poverty

“We aim to bring lasting changes to participant’s lives by focusing on three pillars of change: jobs; housing; and a new community of support and accountability,” said Major John Chamness, leader of the Army's work in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. The post Paving the Pathway to Hope for people mired in poverty appeared first on Expect Change.

Kindness. Compassion. Time. The world needs more.

This is National Volunteer Week and all over the United States The Salvation Army is paying tribute to the humble souls who give their time and talent to make life better for other people. We want to thank each of you for the good you do for mankind by loving God's people so well. The post Kindness. Compassion. Time. The world needs more. appeared first on Expect Change.

The ALM Division Hosts Interagency Liaison Training

Jackson, MS (April 14, 2015) - The Alabama-Louisiana-Mississippi (ALM) Division of The Salvation Army hosted a joint Red Cross & Salvation Army liaison training at the EDS Center in Jackson MS Tuesday.  This new course written by both The Salvation Army and The Red Cross was designed to prepare the organization’s employees and volunteers to serve as local, county, state, or even Federal level liaisons for their respective organizations.  In addition [READ MORE]

Buddy the hero dog needs your vote

Buddy Rizzo is a handsome Golden Retriever and he's in the running for the 2015 Hero Dog Awards. So, why are we talking about this good boy on a Salvation Army blog? Because among the many things he's done to care for his community, he was an assistant bellringer at our iconic red kettle in Grass Valley, California! The post Buddy the hero dog needs your vote appeared first on Expect Change.

The Salvation Army Responds to Tornadoes in Northern Illinois

“Right now our focus is on responding as quickly as possible, assessing the need and providing comfort” Rockford, IL - Late Thursday afternoon a severe weather system produced at least one tornado in Northern Illinois touching down in multiple communities just outside of Rockford, including Kirkland, Rochelle and Fairdale.  Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Service (EDS) teams from Rockford and Carpentersville were deployed as soon as it [READ MORE]

“We’re not garbage. Recovery is possible. There is hope.”

Sometimes addictions are so powerful that they drag good people from those they love most in the world. Other times, people go willingly. Mark was one of the latter. He'll tell you that he ran out on his children. The post “We’re not garbage. Recovery is possible. There is hope.” appeared first on Expect Change.

The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division Encourages Donations for Typhoon Maysak Recovery Assistance for Residents of Chuuk

HONOLULU (March 31, 2015) – The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division has set up an online donation page to help fund emergency response efforts for residents of Chuuk affected by Typhoon Maysak. The Salvation Army operates the Chuuk Corps in Weno and an Outpost in Wichap. Communication has been difficult since the storm struck Sunday evening and headed towards Yap and The Philippines.  The Division’s Guam Corps in Tayan has been assisting in outreach to Chuuk. “We [READ MORE]