Veteran’s Day is a dedicated time to recognize the millions who have served our country during times of peace and times of turmoil. Though this holiday is an important annual reminder for Americans to reflect on the contributions of our veterans, the reality is that our soldiers, both past and present, deserve appreciation and caring everyday. Continue reading “Serving Those Who Served”
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.
The Salvation Army has partnered with the City of Chicago to create the area’s first rapid-response emergency homeless assessment and response center to provide families facing homelessness personalized service and support. The new facility – The Shield of Hope – is an integral part of Mayor Emanuel’s “Plan 2.0: A Home for Everyone,” which is a broad-ranging plan to end homelessness in Chicago. Continue reading “Shield of Hope – Chicago’s First Rapid-Response Homeless Assessment and Response Center”
Staff from The Salvation Army’s Homeless Services program make their scheduled runs every day – providing meals, beverages and nutritious snacks to those individuals and families who find themselves homeless. They offer to bring the individuals to a shelter or a detox and rehabilitation center if needed. When extreme weather hits Chicago, the staff are even more diligent in their services. Continue reading “Homeless Outreach Program Critical during Extreme Weather”
This Saturday, hundreds of people dressed in red will run down the streets of Algonquin to take a stand against human trafficking and sexual exploitation. The Red Run 5K, organized by The Red Dress Foundation, will start at Algonquin’s Presidential Park and proceed through an area neighborhood before ending back at the park for the after party. In addition to the 5K run or walk, there will also be raffles for great prizes and vendors. Continue reading “Runners to Raise Funds for The Salvation Army PROMISE Program and Anne’s House”