The Salvation Army Conducts Joint Disaster Liaison Training

Clanton, AL (07/24/2015) – The Salvation Army and the American Red Cross conducted a Joint Organization Liaison Training at the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) and State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC).  The training was done by ALM Interagency Disaster Liaison Bill Feist (CEM) from The Salvation Army and Division Disaster State Relations Director Donna Weise of the American Red Cross.

During the first day of the 1½ day training, the participants learned [READ MORE]

Chaplains With The Salvation Army and National Guard Learn From Each Other at PATRIOT Exercise

“The variety of issues that came up was huge. They ranged from a lost animal to a loved one who had passed,” said DeWayne Householter, a Salvation Army volunteer from Peoria, Illinois.

Householter is one of four Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) trained volunteers serving as a chaplain in the PATRIOT 2015 exercise, an annual Domestic Operations training exercise sponsored by the National Guard Bureau and accredited by the Joint National Capability Program. The [READ MORE]

Salvation Army hosts Special Olympics athletes for breakfast in LA’s South Bay

Forty athletes from Haiti, Benin and Suriname will be guests of The Salvation Army in Redondo Beach for breakfast this week in the lead up to the Special Olympics’ opening ceremony on Saturday, July 25th. The athletes range in age from 16 to 40 years old are are staying at hotels in the Redondo Beach area. Each morning they’ll be shuttled to The Salvation Army on Beryl Street for scrambled eggs, waffles, bagels and cream cheese, and fresh fruit!

A Bike Ride Across America for a Great Cause!

Major Martin Cooper, who recently retired from a distinguished 15-year career of service with The Salvation Army, recently completed a 2,700-mile bike ride across the U.S. from Oregon to…

Unpaid tickets – often the 1st stop on the road to financial ruin

What happens when someone can’t afford to pay their tickets? If they can’t pay the fine, their unpaid tickets mount up and their license is suspended or their car is towed to an impound lot. Sadly, for many low-income or working poor people, getting their car towed sets off a string of events that can lead to financial disaster.

Calling All Summer Campers

Summer camp has already begun, so why not join in on the fun? Camp gives children the chance to be a kid and have fun. For anyone lucky…

Formerly Homeless Man Recalls ‘Key’ to His Comeback

The following was originally posted on The Salvation Army Northern Division’s blog. For Brett Bruvold, the most demoralizing aspect of being homeless wasn’t his lack of food or…