Although it’s now providing emergency services, the center still supports community fitness. The Coeur d’Alene (Idaho) Kroc Center is committed to helping its community stay fit and healthy during the COVID-19 crisis. First and foremost, however, it has transitioned to an
The Salvation Army hosts the customized weight loss program in its fellowship hall. By Vivian Lopez - It’s been around 20 years since the Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) program started meeting at The Salvation Army in Grass Valley, California. And in that
Case manager shows kids how to care for their physical well-being. By Kristin Marguerite Doidge - Case Manager Angela Kirkpatrick has taken a parking lot and a small community center and turned them into spaces where kids of all ages can
12-week course teaches practical exercises, like shifting weight from one foot to the other. Baruch Gould, 75, was at his home in his kitchen and needed to reach something high up on shelf. He climbed on a footstool, but as he
Modesto Red Shield young boxers win National Silver Gloves championships. By Vivian Lopez - Brothers Damon, 8, and Andre, 11, Flores recently hit milestones in their boxing journeys—together. Both brought home national boxing titles in their respective categories after winning crowns at
Captain Stephanie Lueras has lost over 200 pounds. By Vivian Lopez - Determined to make a change, Captain Stephanie Lueras, Bullhead City/Laughlin Corps Officer, went from struggling to walk to the end of her street to running marathons and participating in triathlons.
Panama City, Florida, resident Ashley Johnson and her four young children waited in line for a hot meal from The Salvation Army's mobile feeding kitchen in the late morning heat. The family managed to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Michael as
Gresham Corps partnership makes healthy living easier. By Hillary Jackson - For Debbie Hynds, eating to maintain her health with diabetes while being on permanent disability can be a challenge. Three years ago, she started going to the Gresham Corps Free Food Market,
Facility offers new approach to food distribution in the community. The Salvation Army Hobbs Corps Community Center introduced a new way for families in need in the community to receive food—a client choice pantry opened after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug.
West’s Kroc Centers are getting a jump start on the initiative. By Hillary Jackson - When Fitness Coordinator Dwight Pete tells kids at the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center Phoenix South Mountain to “build a plate,” he isn’t talking about
Adopting a healthier lifestyle may be difficult, but it is not something you have to do on your own. In fact, integrating your whole family on the journey will not only be beneficial to everyone’s overall health, but also give