February 27, 2015 (El Dorado, AR) The El Dorado Salvation Army disaster team recently participated in a Search and Recovery effort in Union County Arkansas. The sheriff’s department had requested the local officer to participate in a planning meeting that occurred a few days prior to the search efforts. The Salvation Army was asked to provide hydration, snacks and a meal to the volunteers and law enforcement officers participating in the search. The canteen (mobile feeding [READ MORE] The following was originally posted on The Salvation Army Northern Division’s blog. Written by Julie Borgen, Twin Cities Media Relations Director “It’s my birthday today, I would really...Coffee + studying = success! With this in mind, The Salvation Army in Tempe, Arizona opened a coffee house, just steps away from Arizona State University. Called 1865 Coffee, the cafe has affordable coffee, tea, espresso drinks, grilled cheese sandwiches, and of course, wifi. On a more serious note, university-age Americans don't know as much about the work of The Salvation Army as their parents do. Or grandparents. So Lieutenants Christopher and Latisa Ratliff want to change that. The post Salvation Army coffee house is “Doing the Roast Good” appeared first on Expect Change. According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), being isolated is just as dangerous as smoking and even more harmful than being obese. Given those dire predictions for isolated elders, what’s the Director of a Senior Center in a town with no public transportation to do? For Charlie Petersen, director of The Salvation Army's local unit in Wickenburg, AZ, the answer is all about partnerships. The post Salvation Army helps give free van service to isolated seniors appeared first on Expect Change. Thanks to the generosity and support of our donors and volunteers corporate partners across the country, The Salvation Army raised $144.7 million through its 124th Red Kettle Campaign...Seattle Public Utilities will launch a program on March 1 called Threadcycle which encourages people living in the area to consider giving their clothes a new purpose instead of throwing them away. A surprising number of products are made from recycled clothing, including, carpet padding; mattresses and upholstery; wiping rags; insulation and sound-proofing material for automobiles and appliances; as well as rugs and blankets. The post 95% of clothing, linens, & textiles can be recycled appeared first on Expect Change. Mobile, Ala. (February 17, 2015) - The Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama was requested by Mobile Fire and Rescue to assist with their efforts happening on the Dauphin Island Parkway, where Mobile, AL firefighters were battling a two-alarm fire at an apartment complex in the area. The Salvation Army canteen (mobile kitchen) and an emergency response crew responded to the scene, ready to provide the first responders with relief and support. The Salvation Army canteen [READ MORE] Swall Meadows, CA (February 13, 2015):  One week after the Round Fire struck Mono County, destroying 40 homes and injuring four individuals, The Salvation Army is continuing its efforts to support the fire survivors within Swall Meadows and Paradise communities. Salvation Army volunteers continue to provide daily meals, snacks and drinks to fire containment crews, clean-up teams and residents returning to the burn site. In the nearby town of Bishop, The Salvation Army is on [READ MORE] Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and while these while there are endless ways to show your affection to that someone special with gifts and chocolates- maybe this year make... San Francisco, CA (February 13, 2015):  The Salvation Army and the American Red Cross have worked together to assist 117 people affected by three major fires during the week of January 26 in San Francisco. For two weeks, Red Cross has operated a shelter within The Salvation Army’s Mission Corps Community Center.  Today, at 10:00am PST, the Red Cross will transition daily shelter operations to The Salvation Army.  The Salvation Army will continue to provide shelter for a [READ MORE]
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