Jun
10

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I Was Just Numb

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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 her a roof over her head, food, and clothes. But there was a catch: She had to work on the streets for him as a prostitute. Before long, she says, “I was just numb. You do what you need to do to survive.” Read More

May
28

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The Salvation Army Honors Vets during Annual Donut Days

 

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The Salvation Army will celebrate Donut Days on May 30 and 31, and June 6 and 7. Staff and volunteers will be at intersections and store fronts throughout the greater Chicagoland area collecting donations in exchange for a tasty Entenmann’s classic chocolate donut.

The annual event highlights The Salvation Army’s services to the most vulnerable in our communities, including our veterans. “National Donut Day has become a true American tradition in which The Salvation Army asks the general public to remember and honor our veterans, as well as their neighbors in need who are facing hunger, homelessness and crisis,” said Lt. Colonel Ralph Bukiewicz, Commander of The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division. Read More

May
15

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10 Years After, a Family Reconnects for Good

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Do you remember when we shared the story of Henry Williams and how he was miraculously rescued from the streets on one of the “polar vortex” days last Winter? Well, the story doesn’t end there. Today, Henry Williams is not only a changed man who wants to help other people overcome homelessness and substance abuse  addiction, he is now reconnected with his family after ten years of no communication. A complete cycle of redemption that we celebrate with him and his family.

Read the full story on the Sun Times here.

Apr
29

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The Salvation Army Breaks Ground on its New Freedom Center

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Despite the overcast sky and intermittent rain, the atmosphere was celebratory as The Salvation Army officially broke ground on its new Freedom Center at Christiana and Chicago avenues in Chicago’s West Humboldt Park neighborhood. Read More

Apr
24

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Breaking Ground in West Humboldt Park

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Join Lt. Colonel Ralph Bukiewicz, Metropolitan Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army; Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr., 27th Ward; and other civic leaders for the official groundbreaking of The Salvation Army Freedom Center at 825 N. Christiana,  Chicago, IL on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 10 AM. Read More