The Salvation Army

FRESH APPROACH

Meighen Lovelace needed help from a Salvation Army food bank a decade ago. Now she’s the one helping clients. When Meighen Lovelace first walked into The Sal...

‘I want to help’

When Meighen Lovelace first walked into The Salvation Army Vail Valley in 2007, she was in crisis, though she didn’t know what the term meant at the time. S...

‘WE’RE THE GO-TO PEOPLE’

Dan Smith, volunteer advisory council chairman of the Vail Valley Service Center When the Vail Pass on the I-70 closes, stranding drivers on their way to De...

New life

Across the landscape of The Salvation Army’s service in communities across America, new life is a common theme as hope is restored. In some cases, the new life ...

Easing vets back into the workforce

When Ashley Moorehead finished serving four years active duty in the Marine Corps, she quickly realized the enormity of the challenge in front of her: finding a...

Finding a constant love

J Koebel’s dreams were coming true. He moved from Wisconsin to New York City where he was soon working regularly as a stand up comedian. Yet his addictions b...
Mike Beaudreau|Photos by Kelly Elaine Photo

Learning to suit up

Mike Beaudreau Mike Beaudreau starts his day on the docks of the warehouse in Anaheim, Calif., at 6:30 a.m. He checks the trucks, and looks over 14 routes h...

Human need indexed across U.S.

In partnership with the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, the Human Needs Index provides an in depth look at poverty in the U.S. through The Salvation Army. ...

Fighting for success

“I died and came back—overdosed actually,” Ian Butler said. “My vision was getting blurry and I was getting ready to go, getting ready to die so I said my last ...

A vision to love

By Angel -  I have experienced abuse. One time, when I lived with a lady with a gambling addiction, I was locked in a basement, unallowed to use the bathr...

Core convictions

Holiness as biblical spirituality The Salvation Army’s first doctrine is concerned with the Bible, a remarkable book that has had a profound impact throughou...

Remaining true

When Richard did arrive, she told him he could only visit the kids one day a week. Edith said each time he visited she would do a “proof and search” to ensure h...

Welcome home

A big challenge veterans face is reintegration into society and although government help is available, some need an extra push to be able to move forward wi...

Compassionate relationships

I’ve heard it said that The Salvation Army is “compassion in action.” I think it fits and makes a good slogan. I hope it’s still true. I worry about that. I ...

Everyday people

The little pigtailed girl thinks he's Santa Claus. As he waves and smiles from behind a wavy gray beard, the golden buttons gleaming against his green wool v...

This army is international

As a quasi-military organization, The Salvation Army administers its international work via a zonal system at International Headquarters (IHQ) in London. As we...

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 ...

Surfing and salvation

When The Salvation Army invited world-renowned surf photographer Aaron Chang to an event, he never expected it to change his life. And yet, it did just that...

Studio on the Street

One fateful morning, a woman from a comfortable financial background entered the The Salvation Army Life Centre in Darwin, Australia, full of curiosity and in...

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...