Two Are Better than One

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Salvation Army Two Are Better than One Program

Vadia Powell, 89, has lived in her Chatham home on Chicago’s South Side for decades. Over the years, violence engulfed the neighborhood, and Vadia stopped leaving her home…

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Let the Music Begin

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Volta Brass Practice

Ted Johnson, principal of Volta Elementary School in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood, wanted to start a music program for the children. But like so many other budget-strapped schools,…

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Finding the Right Path

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Terrence

My name is Terence, and if it weren’t for The Salvation Army, I don’t know where I’d be today. Sometime between the 8th and 9th grade, I lost…

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Jobless, Two Kids, and No Place to Turn

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Seven years ago, Michelle Luckett was jobless with two young children. Facing homelessness one night, and desperate for a place to sleep, she knocked on the door at…

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Divine Dancing

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Ecclesiastes speaks of “a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.” For siblings Tiara and DiShawn Currin, any…

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I Was Just Numb

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

As a young teen, Angie was tired of moving from shelter to shelter with her family. So she ran away and lived on the streets. A man offered…

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Spring: From Darkness to Light

Monday, February 24, 2014

A personal word from Lt. Colonel Ralph Bukiewicz, Division Commander. There’s no better metaphor for new life than the transition of winter into spring. I love the way…

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She Got a Head Start…

Monday, February 24, 2014

Wanda Stevenson was just 15 in 1970 when she did an internship with Head Start, working with preschoolers, as part of her high school graduation requirement. More than…

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I Still Had Hopes and Dreams

Monday, February 24, 2014

When I got pregnant at the age of 17, I knew my future just got more difficult. My baby’s father wasn’t in the picture, but I still had…

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Summer Camp is the Best!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Before long, summer vacation will be here. And thanks to you, that means two very important words for many Chicago-area children: SUMMER CAMP! Just ask Brianna (11), Arianna…

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