National Salvation Army Week 2018 is May 14-20, and is a time to celebrate the Army’s services to our neighbors who are vulnerable and in need. You know the Army is “Doing the Most Good,” but do you know what that means?
Here are 10 things you may not know The Salvation Army offers in our local communities… Continue reading “10 Things You Don’t Know About the Army”
Music and brass bands have long been associated with The Salvation Army – from its early beginnings in London. Founder General William Booth wasn’t always fond of music, but saw how it helped draw public attention and spread the Army’s mission.
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The Salvation Army hosted its annual civic luncheon on May 8, with Chicago Cubs Executive Chairman Tom Ricketts serving as the keynote speaker.
Phil Rogers of NBC5 Chicago served as the master of ceremonies and helped celebrate the Army’s services to the most vulnerable men, women and children throughout Chicago and the suburbs. Every year, the Army also recognizes the generous donors whose dedicated support makes those services possible. This year, the Army recognized Ernest and Theresa Sawyer and the City of Chicago’s Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS).
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This guest blog was provided by The Salvation Army’s Women’s Ministries.
World Day of Prayer is a worldwide, ecumenical movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year on the first Friday of May. The Salvation Army wholeheartedly participates in World Day of Prayer because it reflects our mission and ministry perfectly. Every one of our 29 Corps in the Metropolitan Division either held or participated in a World Day of Prayer service. In total, 550 women from our division participated in a World Day of Prayer this year. Continue reading “May 3rd is National Day of Prayer”
We’ve all heard the parable, “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.” This saying speaks to the very heart of the Shield of Hope. When the Bed & Bread Club was first introduced to the City of Chicago, the main objective was to feed the hungry and shelter the homeless. The Shield of Hope is taking that objective one step forward. Continue reading “Fighting Homelessness through the Shield of Hope”