Immortalized in The Beatles song, “Strawberry Fields Forever“, this site of the former Salvation Army children’s home in Liverpool is an iconic part of our history. Today, to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the release of the song, The Salvation Army wants to open it to the public for the very first time, so that visitors can celebrate and enjoy it now and forever.
The Salvation Army Chicago Metropolitan Division Volunteer Resource Office had the pleasure of working with the Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA) in early February. RCMA is a professional, multi-faith organization whose members assist with planning and/or managing meetings, tutorials, conferences, conventions and assemblies for religious organizations.
Robert, Eunice, Gerald and Roberta participate in The Salvation Army’s Golden Diners program, which brings hot nutritious meals to seniors in Kane and McHenry counties. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we asked them to share their stories.
The Salvation Army Adele and Robert Stern Red Shield Center has started a new weekly mentoring program – Celebrate Launch and Landing – designed to support youth, teens and families in one of Chicago’s most dangerous neighborhoods. The program combines group support, one-on-one mentoring and worship to help Englewood residents address issues arriving from poverty, hunger, violence, lack of education, homelessness and more. Continue reading “Celebrate Launch and Landing Gives Youth Resources to Address Community Concerns”
In 1915, the first African-American officer was commissioned in Chicago. Mable Broome not only led the charge to demolish the color line, she reinforced the Army’s commitment to give leadership roles to any Christian regardless of gender. In honor of Black History Month, please read the story of Ms. Broome, called with much affection one of Chicago’s “slum sisters.” Continue reading “Black History Month – Chicago Roots”