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
Center welcomes program alumni for the 10th anniversary of its women’s program. By Howard Bennett, Captain Acknowledging the 10-year anniversary of its women’s program and the continued sobriety of thousands of program alumni, the Anaheim Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC), led by Majors
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
Commissioner Don Bell reflects on the damage in New Zealand. By Don Bell, Commissioner Western Territory officers Commissioners Don and Debi Bell currently serve as territorial leaders for New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga. They are based in Wellington, New Zealand. On Sunday,
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.
The Vail Valley Service Unit of The Salvation Army (Colo.) and over 150 volunteers assembled 600 Thanksgiving food boxes at two locations in less than two hours on Nov. 20, 2010. The service unit serves people throughout Eagle County, which
In an eight-part series, New Frontier is exploring the United Nations’ eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to eradicate poverty and achieve basic human rights for all people, and detailing Salvation Army work to accomplish the goals.
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