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Finding the end

To eradicate the issue, The Poverty Initiative focuses on the who and why. Roughly 48.8 million people—or 15.8 percent of the U.S. population—lived below the...

Stop the gambling train

Many envision stopping an addiction as if it only takes a few quick steps, but it is more like stopping a train. Similar to an addiction, a train does not st...

In the service of good

Just north of the River Thames at the East end of the medieval walled City of London, clusters of villages were at one time surrounded by farmland. Then with th...

Addict to attorney

With nowhere to go but The Salvation Army, Tracy Hughes makes the most of his recovery. My mother and father were divorced when I was very young. I was raise...

Jail alternatives

Salvation Army becomes home for low-level inmates in Modesto More than 60 percent of inmates released from California prisons wind up back in custody within ...

Transforming water

A book you won’t put down From a straw filter to household water filtration units, borehole wells, pump repair, water systems and water source fencing, t...

Modern miracles

In Zimbabwe, Howard Hospital offers health and care.   The Salvation Army has served the people of the Chiweshe community since 1923 when Howard Institut...

Living in community

As a historian, I appreciate reading books about the past. Yet as a person of faith, I seek out books that strengthen my faith in this present age. I am always ...

Finding comfort in suffering

Suffering, pain, trauma, devastation and hardship can disillusion one’s relationship and trust with a loving God. It can usher in doubt of whether he is truly b...

Empowering community

Program has reached more than 5,800 women in India Northern Territory There are around 488 self help groups in the India Northern Territory reaching more than ...

Bringing together community

Harvestfield was recently described as a “spiritual mini Ikea” and that is truly our hope––a department store that offers not only “buy one, get one free,” but ...

Image to awareness

Costa Rica social media campaign highlights ‘the forgotten.’   Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Spe...

The strength of ‘kizuna’

In Japanese, ‘kizuna’ means a “bond of friendship.” Born of adversity in Onagawa, Japan, kizuna has emerged between the residents, The Salvation Army Jap...

‘Will work for humanity’

It’s a small world. Isn’t it? We’re an interconnected and even interdependent transnational society. Communication is as easy with my neighbor as it is...

Toward a healthy Angola

After 27 years of war, Angola was broken in every sense of the word. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) records indicate that approximately 40 percent of the ...

This church has virtual doors

In September 2012 The Salvation Army Western Territory’s OnlineCorps opened its virtual doors, bringing together an online community of people exploring and w...

Motivating a donation

Board Member Dick Hagerty explains how it’s done This morning as we stood in church and sang “Amazing Grace,” I deeply felt that awesome gift from God—that h...
danger-of-charity

The danger of charity

“That is so good of you” or “How wonderful that you spend your time with those people.” Such comments reveal an underlying sentiment about investing in the poor...