Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Celebrates National Volunteer Week with The Salvation Army

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois has supported The Salvation Army for many years in many different ways. We always look forward to welcoming them to our facilities to help with projects and visit with our clients. Our guest blog is from Shelley Long, Community Affairs Representative at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois. Continue reading “Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Celebrates National Volunteer Week with The Salvation Army”

Allstate Volunteers at The Salvation Army

Thanks to the wonderful employees from Allstate who came out to volunteer at Chicago Temple Corps Community Center. The group cleaned and painted several rooms which were in desperate need of some TLC. They brought enthusiasm and joy to the project and everyone had a great time, especially the staff who took true delight in the finished project!

Thank you for a wonderful job!

The Salvation Army salutes its thousands of volunteers who serve their neighbors in need

Our guest blogger, Linda Reiter has served as the volunteer resource manager for three years. She is a certified volunteer administrator, and has managed volunteer programs for more than 15 years. She is passionate about engaging volunteers in meaningful ways and energized by volunteers who bring hope, kindness and compassion to those in need. Continue reading “The Salvation Army salutes its thousands of volunteers who serve their neighbors in need”

Volunteer during the 15th annual Comcast Cares Day with The Salvation Army in Elgin

Comcast Cares Day began in 2001 with 6,100 volunteers helping to improve about 100 community sites. Last year, a record-breaking 100,000-plus volunteers – including employees, along with their families and friends and our nonprofit partners – turned out to beautify neighborhoods, spruce up schools, plant trees, stock food banks, and much more, throughout 39 states and the District of Columbia, and in 21 other countries. Comcast Cares Day, which is the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer event, is one of our proudest company traditions.

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Pathway of Hope

Terence Simms is The Salvation Army’s Pathway of Hope Regional Coordinator. He has more than two decades of experience in social science, public policy and political science. His work has concentrated on areas of race, poverty and social policy.

Hope. Hope is a desire beyond a great wish. It is a feeling of trust. Hope is not wishing for something to happen. It isn’t an emotion. Hope is faith. Hope is grounded in the word of God.

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