A Pathway Forward, Michael Hill’s Salvation Army Story

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Michael Hill was on the wrong path. “I was on my way to hell, and I was enjoying the ride…” After a stint in prison, he wanted to…

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Thomas Murphy’s Salvation Army Story

Friday, September 4, 2015

Whether it’s gumbo, seafood, fried chicken or “pretty much anything fried,” Thomas Murphy loves to cook it. He was raised by his grandmother in a cafe in Noxapater,…

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New Freedom Center Opens on Chicago’s West Side with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
freedomCenter Opening

With cheers and shouts of joy from hundreds of community residents, city representatives, donors and supporters, The Salvation Army recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Salvation…

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High School Red Kettle Challenge

Monday, November 17, 2014
High School Kettle Challenge

Attention High School Students (and parents): This holiday season, donate your time to ring bells at The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle locations. It’s fun and easy to do!…

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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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Helping to Stop Gun Violence. Salvation Army Alternative Programs for Children in Chicago.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Our staff at The Salvation Army take on the problems of gun violence seriously. Hear them speak on the alternatives we have to offer kids throughout the Chicagoland…

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The Salvation Army Offers Safe Havens and Youth Programs as Alternative to Violence in Chicago

Monday, July 7, 2014

We are deeply saddened and disappointed with the news that, once again, this July 4th weekend was a very violent and deadly one in Chicago. Eighty two people…

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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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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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