Heart Health Month: Get Moving With The Salvation Army!

The Salvation Army - Heart Health Month 2018

It’s National Heart Health Month and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to take stock of your heart. How are you doing? This month, consider what you’re doing to practice self-care. Perhaps you set aside a few minutes regularly to meditate, reflect or pray about what’s on your heart. Spend some time with loved ones. And be sure to get your heart pumping a little faster by getting your body moving!

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Celebrating Black History Month

In 1915, in a country still firmly latched onto segregation, Mable Broome became the first African-American Salvation Army officer commissioned in Chicago. She not only led the charge to include people of color in The Salvation Army, she also reinforced its commitment to award leadership roles regardless of skin color or gender.

With this legacy of empowerment without discrimination, The Salvation Army has continued to grow: welcoming officers from diverse backgrounds and serving nearly 25 million people each year in the US regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We take a holistic approach to Doing the Most Good where there is the most need, without discrimination, whether it be disaster relief, emergency assistance, substance abuse rehabilitation, or educational programs for children.

This February, as we celebrate African-Americans in history, we also honor the experiences of people of color in The Salvation Army today. Continue reading “Celebrating Black History Month”

Day of Service: 70 Volunteers Help 300 People in Need

“Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

During the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Project hosted by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, these wise words from Dr. King were put into action. Although it’s a day off for the firm, Skadden attorneys and staff and their families and friends braved bone-chilling temps and snowy conditions to make it a “day on”.
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Trafficking Survivor Now Helps Others

The Salvation Army - Marian Hatcher Story

My heart began to beat again December 22, 2017. Strange as I didn’t realize it had stopped. It may sound funny, but a simple text message had the ability to get my heart pumping, my feet jumping my voice shouting. “Merry Christmas! Just hung up with prisoner review board! It’s granted and will be announced today!” I know, you have no idea what this is all about. {smile} I’ll enlighten you….

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Human Trafficking Month: How You Can Combat Trafficking

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, which calls attention to the fact that human trafficking is modern day slavery. Millions of men, women and children are forced to provide labor or perform sex acts against their will. Many victims are forced into these situations through fraud or coercion – often enticed with the promise of love, attention, clothing, housing, money and more. According to the United States Department of Homeland Security, human trafficking generates billions of dollars worldwide, second only to drug trafficking.

The Salvation Army’s STOP-IT program helps survivors of trafficking leave their detrimental situation and start a new life. Survivors receive help with rent, utilities and food, counseling, job search assistance, life skills, referrals to other resources and more.

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