Army’s long-time legal partner honored

Recognizing The Salvation Army’s ‘Partners in Mission’

Left to right: Lt. Colonel Evelyn Hunter, Daniel Woods and Major Allie Niles Photo by Luis Uribe

By Georgia Tzanidis

For the third consecutive year, The Salvation Army Western Territory paid homage to one of the partners who help it fulfill its mission within the community. This year’s accolades went to Daniel J. Woods, long-time legal counsel of The Salvation Army and partner of White & Case, LLP. For over 20 years, Woods has fought for the Army through tough legal cases while maintaining the Army’s integrity and mission.

The Partner In Mission award was presented to Woods during a special chapel service held at Western Territorial Headquarters (THQ) on May 10, hosted by Major Bob Rudd, territorial Community Relations and Development (CRD) secretary, and the CRD department. The chapel was filled to capacity with territorial cabinet members, officers, band members and Salvation Army personnel. Along with the traditional song, music and prayer, audience members enjoyed giveaways, prizes and “t-shirt bombs.”

Michael Woodruff, general counsel of the territorial legal department, offered kind words and a brief history of the Army’s relationship with Woods and presented him with this year’s Partner In Mission award. Under the impression that he was visiting THQ to tackle the latest legal issue, Woods was unaware that he was receiving the award until he arrived. Though surprised, he delivered an eloquent speech and heartfelt thank you.

Woods is an experienced and decorated trial lawyer, having received two California Attorney of the Year awards as well as the prestigious American Bar Association award.

The Partner in Mission Award is presented annually during National Salvation Army Week, the second week of May. It is presented to a non-Salvationist individual (or group) who, by virtue of professional standing in the community, demonstrates support for the mission of The Salvation Army. Nominees from various divisions within the Western Territory also received awards. This is the first year that the award was rolled-out nationwide to the other three U.S. territories.


2011 Partner In Mission award recipients:

Award 012             Daniel J. Woods—Western Territorial Headquarters

Award 013             The Honorable Jackie Glass—Southwest Division, Clark County Command

Award 014             News 10 KXTV—Del Oro Division

Award 015             Connie and Bill Chambers—Alaska Division

Award 016             Norman Abrahamson—Northwest Division, Renton Corps

Award 017             The Rev. Dr. Donald B. Green—Eastern Territorial Headquarters,

Western Pennsylvania Division

Award 018             Tom Arington—Eastern Territorial Headquarters, Southwest Ohio and                                                               Northeast Kentucky Division

Award 019             Phil Stolberg—Del Oro Division


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