The “Big Boss” Retires

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

Angel Tree Results

  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

Thanks Rich

  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

Losing it all never felt so good

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