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Every year our National Headquarters staff picks their favorite photos of the year and posts them to their blog on December 31st. Each of the photos chosen this year were snapped by my colleague John Docter! The photos provide a great glimpse into The Salvation Army’s world, complete with young musicians, officers (pastors) in training, and notables like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jeremy Lin and Luc Robitaille joining us to serve needy people who God loves!
If you’re active in social media, you’ve probably seen a lot about The Salvation Army’s #RedKettleReason campaign this year. We’re asking the millions of do gooders who support our Army to tell us why they give. So far, more than 62,000 #RedKettleReasons have been shared.
Do you remember the excitement of the first day of school? Wearing a new outfit, equipped with new notebooks, pencils, backpack and unlimited possibility! Share that memory by assisting an in-need child get ready for the upcoming school year.
It gets dangerously hot during the summer months in the Phoenix area. So hot that people without a cool home or office to go to are at significant risk of exposure and dehydration. That’s why our staff in the aptly-named Valley of the Sun work with Safeway stores and Arizona Family’s 3TV to collect bottles of water to distribute throughout the season at our local cooling stations.
Eighty year-old volunteer Daisy Morin is a breath of fresh air! She’s been helping our chef Daryl Howard in the kitchen at the Mesa, Arizona Salvation Army for the last year.
Do you love your city? I mean, really love your city? Captains Martin and Tory Ross found a way to do just that. They’re Salvation Army officers who served in communities like Compton and Modesto, California. Now they’re in Lodi and they recently took on a project known as Love Lodi.
We’ve got some thank yous to make! Every year about this time, all the number crunching has been completed and we’re able to share the results of our recent Red Kettle Campaign.
When I began work for The Salvation Army almost 15 years ago I met a Salvation Army officer who volunteered his time to take professional-quality photographs of important events and activities. Major Ron Bawden is now retired and is still hard at work taking beautiful photos at Salvation Army events.