The Midwest Corps Participates in the 85th Bud Billiken Parade

Monday, August 11, 2014
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The Salvation Army participated in the 85th Bud Billiken Day Parade, an annual celebration produced by Chicago Defender Charities, Inc. to provide underprivileged children with the chance to…

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Rebuilding Life after Losing Everything in Hurricane Sandy

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In October 2012, Ed Logan was realizing his dream of living on a sailboat just off of Staten Island—until Hurricane Sandy destroyed his boat and took away everything…

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Seniors Prove Camp Isn’t Just For Kids

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Summer camp days are full of sunshine, swimming, arts and crafts and blossoming friendships. This is true for campers of all ages — including those in The Salvation…

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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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Donut Day is a Holiday with a Cause

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hundreds of Salvation Army Donut Day taggers wore their vests with pride in the Chicagoland area collecting donations and thanking donors with an Entenmann classic chocolate donut. Funds…

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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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I Was Just Numb

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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…

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The Salvation Army Breaks Ground on its New Freedom Center

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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…

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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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New Winter Boots Donated to Low-Income Families in Chicago

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Toyota Donates Nearly 200 New Winter Boots To Low-Income Chicago Families through the “Walk in My Boots” Program In the midst of one of Chicago’s most brutal winters…

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