Letter From Japan

  Captain Christopher Marques is a young Salvation Army minister who is from Decatur, Illinois, but is currently stationed at The Salvation Army’s Headquarters for Japan. His normal work is with the young people in Japan.  Below are some excerpts from a message we received from him early this morning: …Thank you for your prayers. They are perhaps the greatest gift we can use right … Continue reading

Hard at Work in Japan

 The Japanese Government has recognized The Salvation Army’s work and has given our teams permission to enter the disaster area and use access roads that are closed off to the public. Three Salvation Army teams in Japan have been helping since Sunday. The first of the three teams went to Sendai, where about 1,000 meals were served to evacuees. Our mobile emergency canteen prepared hot … Continue reading

The Latest Info

       Here is the latest news on our disaster relief efforts in Japan:                                                 TO DONATE   The Salvation Army in Japan has three emergency service relief teams working in areas affected by the earthquake and tsunami. One of the teams is assisting people who have been evacuated from areas threatened by the damage of nuclear power plants. The Salvation Army assessment team was sent … Continue reading

Help for Japan

  For those of you wanting to help The Salvation Army’s earthquake relief work in Japan, you can support our efforts in several ways. 100% of your funds will be sent  to The Salvation Army in Japan for their disaster response efforts. •Donate online at donate.salvationarmyusa.org •Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY •Text the words “Japan” or “Quake” to 80888 to make a $10 donation. (Please ensure that you … Continue reading

Happy Birthday!

  On March 10, 1880 The Salvation Army “officially” started our work in the United States. Commissioner George Scott Railton and seven female officers landed in New York City after having been sent from England by Salvation Army founder William Booth to begin their ministry in this country. However, in truth, The Salvation Army’s Lieutenant Eliza Shirley had already arrived in the US in 1879 … Continue reading

Real Energy

Michigan–Consumer Energy recently donated $1 million to start a pilot program with The Salvation Army nationally to help those who are behind on their utility accounts. Truly a blessing when the national average cost of gas is skyrocketting, in turn causing high food and utility costs. Consumers Energy in partnership with The Salvation Army, will create a three-year pilot program with a $1 million contribution.  The … Continue reading

2nd Time a Charm?

Birmingham– The first time Jonathan Collins went through the Adult Rehabilitation Program, he was sure his troubles were behind him. Using drugs since the age of 14, he felt like the burden of keeping that habit alive had been lifted. Once he graduated from ARC, he went about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and doing the things he was supposed to do. As time has a way … Continue reading

Salvation Army to House Refugees

Italian authorities have asked The Salvation Army to arrange for its Atena Lucana Centre to be used as a temporary home for refugees from northern Africa fleeing the turmoil in Tunisia and Libya.Refugees are fleeing Libya through Tunisia by the thousands as turmoil continues in the unstable North Africa, and The Salvation Army will soon have an opportunity to assist them. Italian Foreign Minister Franco … Continue reading

Thanks to The Birmingham City Council

Birmingham– The Birmingham City Council honored Brigadier Luther Smith this morning at their council meeting. His wife, Esther, accepted the resolution offerred by Counselor Valerie Abbott. The city thanked Brigadier for his incredible service and help that he gave to so many in Birmingham. Recognized by many in Birmingham as the face of The Salvation Army, he was a mentor, encourager and supporter to many … Continue reading

Birmingham City Council Honors Brigadier Tomorrow

Brigadier Luther Smith left us February 9th. Recognized by many in Birmingham as the face of The Salvation Army, he was a mentor, encourager and supporter to many over the 70 years he ministered to those in need. The Birmingham City Council will honor him tomorrow morning at 9:30am during their regularly scheduled meeting. Ordained and commissioned by The Salvation Army in 1936, he led the Birmingham … Continue reading