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Capital Campaign Update

Capital Campaign Update We are thrilled to report that The Salvation Army Capital Campaign for Galveston County has received gifts/pledges that total $3,405,920. Just this week, we received $115,000 in gifts and pledges. Your generosity has put us within striking distance of closing out and propelling us into construction. Some capital campaigns donations are made […]

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HELP US DO THE MOST GOOD THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

With the holiday season approaching, there’s a fight to be won. The Salvation Army is marching into battle against all types of need this year, so we’re recruiting bell ringers—like you—to join the fight for good.

In 2016, The Salvation Army served more than 24 million people. That meant 55 million meals for the hungry, 10 million nights of shelter for the homeless, and countless Christmas gifts for children who would have gone without.

Jesus said that we would always have the poor with us, and that may seem daunting, but the impact of even one person doing good cannot be overestimated. Just one hour of bell ringing will feed 13 hungry people. That’s one person every five minutes. So truly, you will make a difference with every ring.

Moreover, the funds you raise will make a year-round impact in your community through social services assistance, homeless shelters, disaster relief, children’s programs, rehabilitation services, anti human trafficking, and more.

It was The Salvation Army’s founder, General William Booth, who declared: “While women weep, as they do now, I’ll fight. While little children go hungry, as they do now, I’ll fight. While men go to prison, in and out, in and out, as they do now, I’ll fight. While there is a drunkard left, while there is a poor lost girl upon the streets, while there remains one dark soul without the light of God, I’ll fight—I’ll fight to the very end!”

Join the fight for good!

Find your local Salvation Army here and sing up to be a bell ringer today.

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The Salvation Army Celebrating National Thrift Store Day…Bargains And Fun!!!

The Salvation Army Celebrating National Thrift Store Day
Bargains and Fun!!!

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The Salvation Army is celebrating National Thrift Store Day at The Salvation Army Family Store. All over the world there are millions of people who love to bargain hunt for treasures and who love to find an item to refurbish at a great price…why not enjoy free fresh popcorn, a bounce house for the kids, amazing deals, and be able to help our community at the same time?! It’s bargain hunt day fun for the entire family!

The Salvation Army Family Store
1211 SE 27th Ave.
Thursday August 17th, 2017
11:30am – 1:00 pm

For more information about The Salvation Army programs, services, or to volunteer please call our main office at (806)373-6631 or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyAmarillo. Secure donations can be made online at www.salvationarmytexas.org/Amarillo or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY(Specify Amarillo).

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SATERN Releases Activation Protocol For A Forecasted Busy 2017 Hurricane Season

SATERN (08/03/2017) –The National SATERN Committee has approved a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for activating the International SATERN SSB (voice) or Digital Nets for severe tropical weather.  SATERN – the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network – is composed of government licensed amateur radio volunteers who support The Salvation Army with emergency and auxiliary communications and [READ MORE]

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Tampa Bay Salvation Army is Monitoring Tropical Storm Emily and Ready to Deploy

Tampa Bay, FL (July 31, 2017) – Salvation Army units throughout Tampa Bay are prepared and on stand-by to help residents as Tropical Storm Emily hovers over the area today and tomorrow. With a presence in every county throughout Florida, The Salvation Army is uniquely positioned to support emergency management personnel and our local communities.

Trained, dedicated staff and volunteers are actively monitoring the weather across the bay area and are in regular communication with officials throughout the region. During the last few months leading into hurricane season, The Salvation Army has hosted several trainings for staff and volunteers.

Because The Salvation Army has a long history of response in disaster situations – large and small – a net of trained personnel and response vehicles (mobile feeding units) designed for rapid and free-standing response are ready to be deployed.

“While Tropical Storm Emily is not a major hurricane, indications are that this is going to a major rain event for all of south Florida,” says Kevin Smith, Emergency Disaster Services Director for The Salvation Army of Florida. “We encourage everyone to take this time to make sure they have a disaster preparedness plan in place.”

For information on how to create a disaster preparedness plan, or become a volunteer with The Salvation Army, please visit www.SalvationArmyTampaBay.org.

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.

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Severe storms across the Carolinas

‘Severe storms impacted the Carolinas last night with possible tornado touchdowns in isolated areas across both states. There were no fatalities and reports of injuries are non-life threatening. Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and tornadoes are possible this morning from eastern North Carolina into southeastern Virginia.

The Salvation Army of Rockingham County (Majors Burnita and Paul Fuller) is responding to storm damaged areas in Eden, NC. There was no damage to Salvation Army properties or facilities. A canteen and crew from Winston- Salem, NC will be deploying this morning to provide hydration and meals in the area today. In addition, the regularly scheduled noon meal at the Eden Service Center will take place and those without power are invited as well. The food pantry and family store are also being made available to provide assistance as required and/or requested.

While additional mutual aid is not required or requested at this time, please pray for all personnel providing service.’

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FLA Division Puts Units On Standby For Flash Flooding

Large amounts of rain across north Florida are generating flash flooding in and around Alachua, Marion, Suwanee, Gilchrist, Lafayette and Columbia counties.

While the extent of damage is unknown, FLA Division is putting canteens on stand-by for deployment as needed.

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Salvation Army Georgia Division Deploys Disaster Teams

Note the following report from Lanita Lloyd in Georgia Division …

  • The Covington GA service center canteen has been deployed to Mansfield, Georgia (Newton County). The crew consists of 3 trained disaster volunteers. There has been some damage due to a reported tornado touchdown. The unit is responding at the request of local emergency management and will be feeding first responders and utility crews.
  • Additionally, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) requested a canteen in Ellaville, GA, (Schley County) due to power outages. Food and water has been requested for residents and incoming emergency workers. The Americus, GA, canteen is responding to provide food and hydration this evening.
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I-85 Bridge Collapse in Atlanta

Emergency Disaster Services Bulletin – Red Shield Canteen Deploying to I-85 Bridge Collapse in Atlanta

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San Antonio Storm Prompts Salvation Army Response

san antonioSan Antonio, TX – In the late evening of Sunday, February 19, a severe storm system moved through San Antonio, Texas, causing significant damage to homes and businesses in the north of the city.

Salvation Army staff spent Monday morning assessing the damage in the worst hit areas where three tornado touch downs were reported.

Two Salvation Army mobile feeding units with crews from San Antonio and New Braunfels were deployed and provided roving food and hydration services for survivors and first responders. One unit provided meal service to residents based at the Howard Elementary School in the Alamo Heights area. Clean up kits and water were sent from The Salvation Army EDS warehouse in Arlington and arrived in San Antonio late in the afternoon.

“By mid-morning our crews were in the affected areas and working to assist people with food, snacks, drinks and encouragement. Fallen branches and debris was a major issue in several communities and our staff rolled up their sleeves and worked alongside residents in the clean up effort,” said Alvin Migues, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Director for Texas. “Water and clean up kits will be made available to residents tomorrow and we are working closely with partner agencies to make sure that we are providing meaningful and effective support.”

The Salvation Army will continue to assess the needs of the communities affected and provide services as needed in the coming days.

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.