Corps share how they doubled volunteer hours Last year, Territorial Commander Commissioner Kenneth G. Hodder set a goal of increasing volunteer hours at the kettle by 25 percent throughout the Western Territory. Some corps saw that figure and greatly surpassed it,
Last year Southwest volunteers rang bells for more than 30,000 hours. By Hillary Jackson - Last Black Friday, the Walmart in Sierra Vista, Arizona, was flanked by uniformed, armed Cochise County sheriff’s deputies. They weren’t there for the crowds. They were there
General André Cox, world leader of The Salvation Army, expressed appreciation to the many thousands of people whose “selfless contributions” enable the movement to “mobilize in the fight against injustice around the world.” His message of thanks coincides with the Dec.
By Jessica Geib - Two Salvation Army volunteers have been honored by Florida Gov. Rick Scott with Volunteer Florida’s Champion of Service Award. The awards were presented to Gene Kelley and Steve Rocca during a meeting at the Florida Cabinet led
By Brandi Salas - “The Salvation Army taught me how to cook a good Chicken Hekka in more ways than one,” said 91-year-old Yoshiko “Dimples” Kano. Dimples is a life member of The Salvation Army Kauai Advisory Board and a volunteer
By Callie Hall - In Anacortes, Washington, “A Simple Gesture” can make the difference between a family going hungry and having enough to eat. The local nonprofit provides an easy way for individuals to donate to The Salvation Army food bank,
Nightly soup run offers a meal, plants a seed. “We’re getting a chance to serve people, you know, like Jesus did.” –Pete Broz “Well, we usually show up down here about 4:15. They’ve got cooks that cook the food all day.
Salvation Army volunteers help sustain a strong community. By Caramie Petrowsky - In Vail Valley, Colorado, The Salvation Army runs on volunteers. The service extension unit, which employs only two full-time staff members, relies on volunteers for everything from packing food boxes,
Volunteers assist with renovation of Emergency Services Center. Fifteen Deloitte employees volunteered at The Salvation Army Intermountain Division Emergency Services Center (ESC) in Aurora, Colorado, where they spent the day painting lines on the warehouse floor of the newly renovated and
By Scott Ramsey, Major - As part of National Salvation Army Week, the Bremerton (Washington) Corps held its annual volunteer luncheon May 16, recognizing nearly 60 volunteers. The theme of the event was summed up by the phrase, “Volunteers are unpaid,
Volunteers remained on scene until 4 a.m. The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Command responded to a collapsed bridge on I-85 caused by a large fire on March 31. Police cleared the interstate and surrounding areas before the bridge collapsed to prevent
Volunteers in Columbus, Mississippi, provided snacks, hydration and emotional and spiritual care to officers involved in a chase. By Jon Kalahar - The Salvation Army offered support to law enforcement from several agencies across Mississippi after a high speed chase resulted in gunfire