Undocumented and abused, a woman finds safety When I first met Sophia* she spoke openly about music, faith and even politics, but whenever I asked about her, I received brief, one-word answers. How are you? “Oh I am blessed,” she said.
Captains Erasmus and Ofelia Vargas are Salvation Army officers assigned to Tijuana, Mexico, the largest city on the Baja California Peninsula with 1.8 million people as of the 2010 census. For the Vargases, it is the arena to fulfill a calling
On Sept. 11, 2001, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks on passenger airliners left thousands dead and hundreds of thousands more in need. The Salvation Army was closely involved with the recovery process for survivors in New York, Pennsylvania and
"In the end, we simply hugged each other as we fought back emotions that we both knew could become uncontrolled. My new friend and brother—a tall, strong member of the NYPD—turned away in tears." WILLIAM W. FRANCIS, COMMISSIONER While a flood of
Commissioners William and Nancy Roberts, respectively the current National Commander and National President of Women’s Ministries, arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina in December 2001, shortly after the peso was severely devalued—money lost 80 percent of its value in a day.
Salvation Army invited to Security Council’s passage of Gender Equality Architecture Reform Along with a number of non- governmental organizations and United Nations committees, the International Social Justice against women and children in conflict zones. The dehumanizing nature of sexual violence doesn’t
Displaced families budget, save and find housing while living at Chicago's Evangeline Booth Lodge. Homelessness doesn’t always equate to living on the streets. When Jamal Murray, 20, and his wife Elainna, 22, learned they were having a baby, the couple moved from Chicago,
When the streets are all you have, Los Angeles's Bell Shelter offers embrace Alexandra Tostes opened her eyes one morning on the couch of a Hollywood drug dealer and began her usual routine--a few drinks of alcohol and a line of
By Joe Noland, Commissioner– The date of 9/11 has been twice imprinted indelibly on my psyche. First, as the divisional commander in Hawaii when Hurricane Iniki devastated the island of Kauai on September 11, 1992, and second, as the territorial commander
As the day began we had no idea America was under attack. It seemed like a completely beautiful, average, late summer day, just a touch of fall in the air, bright with a promise of heat in the early afternoon. Television