Plans Launched for new EDS Command Center in Philadelphia with Help of $1M Gift from Local Philanthropists

IMG_4750Plans for a new Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) Command Center in Philadelphia are now underway.

The project was formally unveiled to the public on July 17 at a reception at the historic Divine Lorraine Hotel. The “Celebration of Philanthropy” marked the launch of the project and honored philanthropists Stephen and Sandra Sheller of Philadelphia, whose generous $1,000,000 gift made the Command Center possible.

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Teen Volunteers Spend Week Serving at Temple Corps: “It feeds the soul”

IMG_4179The faith-based volunteer organization World Changers sent 130 high school students to various non-profits in Philadelphia this June, with 30 serving at The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia’s Temple Corps Community Center.

The World Changers youth began their work on Monday, June 25 and spent three days working on site at The Salvation Army. They painted the entire outside of the Temple Corps on North Broad Street, as well as its food pantry. Continue reading “Teen Volunteers Spend Week Serving at Temple Corps: “It feeds the soul””

Roxborough Corps Hosts Senior Health & Resource Fair (photos & video)

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Senior Health & Resource Fair Attendee Learns about CPR, June 19, 2018

The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia joined with Gateway Health to host a Senior Health and Resource Fair on June 19, 2018, featuring informational booths, health screenings and a mini-workout session, among other offerings. Older adults were able to learn about physical and mental wellness, as well as many local resources that are available to help them stay as healthy and fulfilled.

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A Sweet Affair at The Sofitel Philadelphia (with photos & videos)

IMG_3947The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia’s Be Your Best program celebrated the conclusion of the 9-week session with a ceremonial tea party at The Sofitel Philadelphia on June 8, 2018. Dressed in their finest, the girls arrived in a limo and walked the red carpet just like celebrities!

The theme for this year’s event was “Shine.” Lorina Marshall Blake, President of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation and Vice President, Community Affairs, Independence Blue Cross, served as keynote speaker.

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Top 5 reasons your child should go to Camp Ladore this summer!

5) It’s Fun

Situated among picturesque mountain ranges, The Salvation Army’s Camp Ladore consists of approximately 1,200 acres of land surrounding a 265 acre lake. The camp facilities include a swimming pool, lakeside waterfronts for boating, pioneer living area, hiking trails, animal farm, a high ropes challenge course, arts & crafts and nature lodges, 4 athletic fields and basketball courts. Outdoor amphitheaters with campfire circles are used during evening programs and devotional times. Each village also has its own activity building for rainy days. Continue reading “Top 5 reasons your child should go to Camp Ladore this summer!”

Roxborough’s Ever Young Club is Good for Your Health

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Freda Gowling

When Tuesday morning comes around, Freda Gowling couldn’t imagine being anywhere else other than The Salvation Army’s Roxborough Corps Community Center. She’s one of dozens of older adults who belong to its Ever Young Club.

“Last week we learned about flower arrangements and we got to take all of the flowers home. They were beautiful. Today we are painting,” Freda explained. “It keeps us active. I like being useful.”

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West Philadelphia Corps Equips Youth with Tools for Success

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21st Century Learning Zone at the    West Phila Corps

The Salvation Army’s West Philadelphia Corps Community Center is known for its robust 21st Century Learning Zone – an after-school program, which provides young people with a safe, caring and educational environment.  Every weekday afternoon the building is buzzing with students’ energy and excitement – from the digital learning program to puppetry class.

“It’s my privilege to touch the lives of hundreds of students in the course of being here,” said Dr. Michael Koku, known as Dr. Mike to his students and colleagues. Continue reading “West Philadelphia Corps Equips Youth with Tools for Success”