May 3rd is National Day of Prayer

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”

Local Families are Helped Thanks to a Successful Christmas Season

The Salvation Army Christmas Campaign runs October 1 through January 31, and this year the campaign raised more than $26 million in financial and in-kind donations for our programs and services. We also continued several initiatives designed to recruit volunteers and remind clients of important services available to them.

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Feeling the Heat: What the Warm Weather Means for Disadvantaged Chicagoans

Chicago really comes to life in the summertime. Between the warm weather and school being out, most people can agree that summer is one of the best times to live in our city.

But that’s not true for everyone. In fact, for thousands of Chicagoans living in poverty, summer brings a whole host of problems. Continue reading “Feeling the Heat: What the Warm Weather Means for Disadvantaged Chicagoans”

Employees of Ernst & Young Volunteer at Two Salvation Army Facilities

Thanks to the employees and interns from Ernst & Young who put their muscles and creativity to work at a volunteer event on June 23rd.

The group cleaned up the area around the front entry of Chicago Temple, creating an attractive entrance. They also designed, painted and built planters out of cinder blocks, planting a colorful array of flowers to brighten the front of both Chicago Temple and Booth Manor Senior Residence. Continue reading “Employees of Ernst & Young Volunteer at Two Salvation Army Facilities”