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

Wanna Get Naked

What lengths would you go to to raise awareness for the homeless? Would you get naked? Stripping down has become an annual tradition for University of Iowa students and community members in the charitable walk/run called the Nearly Naked Mile, but at least the PG event is for a good cause. Instead of paying an entrance fee, participants take off their extra clothing before the race … Continue reading

Wacky Wednesday

Reminder: Today is Wacky Wednesday. All clothing at any store is 50% off today and every Wednesday. There is also an auction every Tuesday and Thursday from 9am – 12pm at our Birmingham Thrift Store, 1401 Shuttelsworth Dr. There you can find tons of items at rock bottom prices. 100% of the profits fund our Adult Rehabilitation Program. There are over 100 men that need that support everyday to … Continue reading

The Record Keeps Playing

 Alexandria, VA– Through strong support of U.S. donors and a united front of traditional red kettles and virtual bell-ringers, The Salvation Army raised a record $142 million during the 2010 annual Red Kettle Christmas Campaign nationally. The increase of just over two percent from 2009’s record of $139 million raised reflects the continued determination of every American to support their neighbors during challenging economic times.  … Continue reading

It truly was DESTINY!

Alabaster, Alabama – When you talk to Sergeants Andy and Jenny Bailey, immense joy just fills the room. They are the walking, talking examples of lives changed to benefit others. They exude happiness, they make you feel comfortable, and they have a brightness that can only be a gift from God. And it was. Hard to believe their fate seemed so different some 12 years ago, but it … Continue reading