The Salvation Army Responding in Aftermath of Tornadoes

March 26, 2015 – Oklahoma City, OK - The Salvation Army of Arkansas and Oklahoma is providing emergency disaster response in metro areas of Oklahoma City and Tulsa as a result of tornadoes that touched down on Wednesday evening, March 25. Central Oklahoma Area Command Major Carlyle Gargis, Central Oklahoma Area Commander, reports the Central Oklahoma Area Command is serving responders, survivors and those helping with clean-up at Southgate Elementary [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Responds to Multiple Locations Affected by Early Spring Storms

March 25, 2015 – Oklahoma City, OK - The Salvation Army of Arkansas and Oklahoma is becoming active in disaster response to several areas as a result of weather related events.  A strong storm system crossed Oklahoma and Arkansas this afternoon and evening that developed multiple thunderstorms and tornadoes.  OKLAHOMA Major Carlyle Gargis, Central Oklahoma Area Commander, reports the Central Oklahoma Area Command mobile feeding unit (canteen) [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Texas Division – Pasadena responds to apartment complex fire

Houston, TX – On the morning of March 17, 2015, Pasadena Corps was requested by the Chaplain for the Pasadena Volunteer Fire Department to respond to an apartment complex fire. They requested that the Pasadena Corps provide lunch and dinner for the families affected by the fire. The fire destroyed an eight unit complex leaving 30 people displaced with two being sent to the hospital. On the afternoon of March 17th, 100 meals, snacks, and bottles of water were served to the families affected, [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army – Box 4 Canteen responds to Gas Leak in Downtown Dallas

Dallas, TX – At approximately 5:48 PM on Thursday, February 27, 2015, Box 4, a quick response Salvation Army Canteen, was requested by Dallas Fire-Rescue to respond to a natural gas leak at a high-rise building in downtown Dallas. Box 4 was invited to eat dinner with Dallas Fire Station 34 in Pleasant Grove at 6:30 PM, where they would also conduct their regularly scheduled monthly business meeting, when they received the call to respond. According to Wally Banks, The Salvation Army Liaison [READ MORE]

Salvation Army helps outfit Pasadena students for the prom

According to a survey by Visa, it can cost as much than $1,000 to go to the prom in California. The prom isn't everything to a high schooler but it's something. Something important. So if there's a way to make it possible for more kids who can't afford it to have the experience, then shouldn't we do it? Thankfully, my friend Pat Riley at The Salvation Army in Pasadena thinks so. The post Salvation Army helps outfit Pasadena students for the prom appeared first on Expect Change.

Florida Emergency Disaster Services, Before Food Trucks Were Cool

Before Food Trucks Were Cool Long before commercial food trucks were all the rage, The Salvation Army canteen was delivering hot meals and cold drinks not for profit, but to help those in need at disaster sites and within local communities.  On Wednesday, March 25, The Salvation Army's Florida Division, will gather more than 40 of these mobile feeding units at its’ biennial Emergency Disaster Services Training Conference in Starke, Florida. Since [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army – A Welcome Sight to Cold Workers

March 9, 2015 (Pine Bluff, AR) The Pine Bluff Salvation Army disaster team deployed last week on a good will mission to those working in extremely cold, icy and snowy conditions.  Arkansas felt Winter Storm Thor throughout the state.  While City and County government offices, schools and other businesses were closed, there were many trying to restore normalcy to the community. Hot Chocolate, coffee and donuts were served to workers restoring power to households affected [READ MORE]

Why is it so hard to see black and blue?

This post was written by Fay Schuler, Executive Director of The Salvation Army's West Women's Shelter in Portland, Oregon. She has been a leader in the fight against domestic violence for 17 years, serving at The Salvation Army for the last 7 and a half years. Women come to the West Women's Shelter seeking refuge after fleeing violence. This violence happens in a war zone not abroad but in their home and at the hands of those who say they love them. They hope and believe the abuse will end and yet they have no control over this: they only control if they will leave or if they stay. The post Why is it so hard to see black and blue? appeared first on Expect Change.