This week, Captain Richard Forney from The Salvation Army Aurora was deployed for another round of disaster relief service; this time to Puerto Rico. In September, he served after Hurricane Harvey tore its way through Texas. Now he’s seeing the incredible, terrible damage in Puerto Rico – and sharing his experience via Facebook as much as he can with extremely limited electricity, phone service, and internet. Continue reading “News From Puerto Rico”
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, bringing the scourge of household violence to the forefront of society’s conversations. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, an average of 20 people per minute are battered, equating more than 10 million men and women affected by abuse each year.
As Floridians begin recovering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Irma, The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division deployed nine officers and staff from the Chicago area to assist with relief efforts and develop a long-term recovery strategy. Continue reading “Helping Florida Transition from Disaster Relief to Community Rebuilding”
How can you and a group of friends, family or co-workers help the Chicagoland community this holiday season?
The Salvation Army always has opportunities to volunteer throughout the year, but need is greatest during the holiday season. Thousands seek refuge from the blistering cold of Chicago winters, while many families want nothing more than a nourishing holiday meal together. You can help them – and with only one hand and two hours. How? Be a Bell Ringer. Continue reading “Be A Bell Ringer”
As we witness some of the most catastrophic natural disasters and relief efforts since Hurricane Katrina, The Salvation Army is making sure to set aside time to recognize some of our most valued volunteers. Continue reading “Emergency Disaster Services Hosts Appreciation Dinner for Volunteers”