The Salvation Army Responds to Floods in Albany Park, Provides Relief Center

Mayfair Corps Community Center to be open for local residents and their pets

This evening, severe weather system alerts for flooding were announced throughout the Chicago and surrounding areas, which included the Albany Park community. The Salvation Army has deployed its Emergency Disaster Service (EDS) teams to Albany Park neighborhood in Chicago to respond to floods while providing relief, shelter and ministry care at Mayfair Corps Community Center location.  Continue reading “The Salvation Army Responds to Floods in Albany Park, Provides Relief Center”

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”

Keeping Seniors in Their Homes Longer

Evelyn Anderson’s office is everywhere. While she has a desk and a chair in an Englewood office building, her real work is done in homes throughout the city of Chicago. She has worked for those most in need of support for nearly two decades.

“I give my heart and soul every day,” she said. “That’s the only way to do this job. You have to give it your all, all the time, or it just doesn’t work. If there’s no trust, there’s no relationship, and then you can’t help make things better.”

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