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Salvation Army San Francisco Awarded $10,000 Grant from Charles Schwab Corporation

Last week, we asked Facebook users to vote for The Salvation Army of San Francisco in the Charles Schwab Community Services Contest, which welcomed four non-profits to submit videos in competition for a generous $10,000 grant from the Charles Schwab Corporation (CS&Co). Each video submission described the mission and service of the participating non-profit.

We are thrilled to announce that The Salvation Army won the grand prize of $10,000, all thanks to your votes! A huge congrats to The Salvation Army in San Francisco. Check out the winning video below:

“We’re so excited that CS&Co gave us the opportunity to share our mission with thousands of viewers who may not have known about The Army and the myriad of ways we help people in need every day,” Laine Hendricks, Public Relations Director for The Salvation Army Golden State Division said. “Telling the story of changed lives is just as valuable as the top prize itself.”

In addition, The Salvation Army of San Francisco welcomed Charles Schwab Corporation volunteers at three different locations during the 10th annual Schwab Volunteer Week which included service projects in 82 cities across the U.S., with the help of 3,200 employees.

As part of their week of service, volunteers assembled almost 3,000 sandwiches for The Salvation Army’s Harbor Light Center Homeless Outreach, a program which coordinates the delivery of food, socks, hygiene kits and other donated goods to people living on the streets of San Francisco.

“We are so humbled to be included among other worthy non-profits doing great work across America and we hope all the videos inspired viewers to give back to their local community through volunteering or donating,” Hendricks said.

We give thanks to partners like CS&Co who help enable The Salvation Army’s service to communities in need. For more information on The Salvation Army’s services, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org.

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Salvation Army serves Carnival Triumph Passengers and Families

carnical triumphThe Carnival Triumph cruise ship and its 4,229 passeners have finally made it to port in Mobile, AL after an engine room fire caught four days ago.  Reports indicate the crew and passengers suffered through horrific conditions during what was intended to be a luxurious four day getaway.

The Salvation Army joined passengers’ friends and family at port as they waited for their loved ones.  Salvation Army staff provided food, beverages, and comfort to the crowd.

Major Mark Brown of The Salvation Army’s Coastal Alabama Area Command described the event stating “Each of these families are awaiting the assurance that their loved ones are safe and secure. We can only imagine the anxiety each must be experiencing. We pray that our presence can be a source of hope and calm amidst their concern.”

For updates on The Salvation Army’s disaster services, visit http://www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/.