Brigadier Luther Smith, 96, passed away this morning after battling pneumonia. 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. Ordained and commissioned by The Salvation Army in 1936, he led the Birmingham Area Command from 1971-1979 and his service to the community … Continue reading
Reminder: Today is Wacky Wednesday at all area Salvation Army Thrift Stores. This means ALL CLOTHES are 50% off today. DID YOU KNOW? 100% of profits from thrift stores fund our Adult Rehabilitation Programs? It does so donate today or go enjoy clothing at 50% off every Wednesday!
More than 190,000 people have downloaded The Salvation Army’s free social justice app ‘The Daily Cup’ since we launched it December 15. It’s helped us raise awareness among a broader, younger base in record time. To get it on your phone just go to www.getjar.com/Salvation-Army. The Daily Cup provides important information about social justice issues like hunger, homelessness, HIV/AIDS, human trafficking, and natural disasters. It … Continue reading
Birmingham, Alabama- (February 3, 2011)- Van Johnson loves to write. He loves people, and he has loved the moments of life observed in the men’s emergency shelter at The Birmingham Salvation Army downtown. As the desk clerk for the shelter, he interacts with everyone that comes through the doors, and sees things that inspire him to write. “I’m no writer,” Van admits. “But I see … Continue reading
The Salvation Army has today announced its new world leader and the 19th General will be Canadian-born Commissioner Linda Bond. She will take office April 2, 2011. Commissioner Bond becomes the third woman and the fourth Canadian to hold the post of General of The Salvation Army since the international church and charity organisation was founded 146 years ago. Bond, who currently heads up the … Continue reading
Reminder for today: Wacky Wednesday at all area Salvation Army Thrift Stores. This means ALL CLOTHES are 50% off today. Check our website soon for other ways to save and learn about our Adult Rehabilitation Centers. DID YOU KNOW? 100% of profits from thrift stores fund our ARC Programs? It does so donate today or go enjoy clothing at 50% off every Wednesday!
After 5 years of service as The Salvation Army’s international leaders, General Shaw Clifton and his wife Commissioner Helen Clifton are retiring. They’ve devoted the last 38 years of their lives serving as Salvation Army officers. This is the big boss, located in London where William Booth, our founder, originated his ministry. Visit www.salvationarmy.org/highcouncil to see saved video of the entire program, also to learn more … Continue reading
For the Greater Birmingham Area the numbers break down like this: Alabaster 748 Children Adopted Bessemer 788 Children Adopted Birmingham 6679 Children Adopted 8215 Total Children Adopted There was a big spike for Hispanic children with 373 total being adopted in this area. Our on-line adoptions grew as well this year with 300 being adopted through Fox 6’s website, and 89 through JCPenney’s. … Continue reading
WAYNE, Mich. – Fired Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez has turned out to be a Michigan man after all, donating 12 bags of Wolverines apparel to a Detroit-area Salvation Army store aimed at helping people in need. Maj. John Aren says Rodriguez gave 432 items to the store in Wayne, about 15 miles west-southwest of Detroit, less than one week after his ouster. Rodriguez is … Continue reading
Birmingham, Alabama- (January 18, 2011)- Growing up, Randy Dinkins never lacked for anything. A normal home with great parents, a mother that looked after him with great care. Like many though, drugs and alcohol removed the gifts given by his parents. At the age of 40, Randy’s life was spiraling out of control, and his safety net, his mother’s help, was lost when she passed. “It all … Continue reading