Flyers Community Day with The Salvation Army

IMG_6706The Philadelphia Flyers partnered with The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia for a day of community service on Sunday, December 2!

Members of the team, staff and season ticket holders spent the afternoon giving back at our Red Shield Residence and Temple Corps Community Center in North Philadelphia.

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Greater Philadelphia Kicks-Off 2018 Red Kettle Campaign at Temple University

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First Official Donation to 2018 Greater Philadelphia Red Kettle Campaign

(November 14, 2018) The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia celebrated the season of giving with its Annual Red Kettle Kick-off on Wednesday, November 14, on the campus of Temple University with help of numerous community partners and friends, such as Herr’s and Dunkin’ Donuts.  The Red Kettle Campaign, which runs across the region throughout the holiday season, aims to raise funds for The Salvation Army’s vital programs and services that have shared hope with those in need locally for more than 150 years.

This year’s Red Kettle Kick-Off showcased The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) program. An EDS canteen (mobile feeding unit) was on scene providing coffee and hot chocolate. CBS 3’s Chandler Lutz and Fox 29’s Hank Flynn helped serve the beverages, free Dunkin’ donuts and Herr’s chips to passersby. The Salvation Army’s brass ensemble entertained the public with festive live music. John DeBella, on-air radio personality, 102.9 WMGK-FM, served as emcee, with special remarks by Major WillieMae Lyle, General Secretary, The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia. Continue reading “Greater Philadelphia Kicks-Off 2018 Red Kettle Campaign at Temple University”

Herr’s & the Flyers support Red Kettle Campaign

Photo Dec 07, 8 02 00 AMThe Philadelphia Flyers and Herr’s celebrated the season of giving with The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia during the Flyers game on December 6.

Herr’s presented The Salvation Army with a $25,000 donation to its Red Kettle campaign, which supports programs and services for thousands of struggling families across the region.

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The Salvation Army Annual Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking

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Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery—a multi-billion-dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 40.3 million people around the world. And no matter where you live, chances are it’s happening nearby.

From the girl forced into prostitution in a hotel room, to the man discovered in a restaurant kitchen, stripped of his passport and held against his will. All trafficking vic­tims share one essential experience: the loss of freedom.

What is The Annual Day of Prayer?

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West Philadelphia Corps Hosts “Hope for Philly”

Neighbors in West Philadelphia came together on Saturday, September 8 for Hope for Philly. The annual community event provides free food, entertainment and local resources to residents and their families. Continue reading “West Philadelphia Corps Hosts “Hope for Philly””

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””