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Patriot Military Personnel Utilize Salvation Army Volunteers in Training Exercises

During Patriot North disaster training operations at Fort McCoy Army Installation, the Security Forces teams invited Salvation Army canteen volunteers to play a role in their exercises over multiple days. While serving water and snacks, the canteens were surrounded by unruly participants simulating angry mobs of residents. The Security Forces practiced subduing the threat, and […]

The motto “Be Prepared” took on a new meaning for Salvation Army Lieutenant Alphonso Hughes this past weekend from the Tornado

Ready to Serve when Tornado Hits Close to Home

The motto “Be Prepared” took on a new meaning for Salvation Army Lieutenant Alphonso Hughes this past weekend. Most days you will find Lt. Hughes in northern Virginia, where he serves as an assistant at The Salvation Army Alexandria Corps, but last week a family emergency called him home to Columbus, Mississippi. Late Saturday evening, […]

A devastating series of tornadoes that ripped through eastern Alabama on Sunday forged further east to discharge a measure of their fury throughout

Salvation Army Helps Those Impacted by South GA Tornadoes

A devastating series of tornadoes that ripped through eastern Alabama on Sunday forged further east to discharge a measure of their fury throughout the South Georgia region. In Columbus, GA, just thirty miles east from the main devastation located in Lee County, AL, The Salvation Army partnered with local authorities to strategize how best to […]

Martinsville shelter helps warm a former teacher's heart on cold nights. When the weather is a bit warmer than the nearly single-digit temperatures

Martinsville shelter helps warm a former teacher’s heart on cold nights

When the weather is a bit warmer than the nearly single-digit temperatures that chattered teeth this week, Phillip Ian Whipp said he likes to sleep in his car, a “tiny” 2013 Fiat 500. Fortunately, he also could find comfort at his other preferred resting place, the overnight warming shelter in the Salvation Army building on […]

Captain Malaika Good "An unquenchable desire for relationship and love"

Captain Malaika Good “An unquenchable desire for relationship and love”

I was born and raised in a Muslim family in Roanoke, Virginia. We worshiped at the mosque, wore our head coverings, prayed five times a day, stayed away from pork, and practiced the religion in all its entirety. And yet, it was just that, religion. My father was in and out of prison most of […]