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.
The 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.
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!”
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.”
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”
On the May 14, first day of National Salvation Army week, hundreds of people gathered at the Westin Philadelphia for The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia’s Celebrate Hope luncheon. The annual event recognized The Salvation Army’s 153 of global service to those in need, raised awareness of local programs and services, and honored those dedicated to community service and the betterment of the City of Philadelphia. The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia honors individuals and organizations at its annual luncheon that demonstrate exceptional altruism. This year’s honorees are Unidos Pa’PR and Sharmain Matlock-Turner.
Thank you to our friends at PECO who generously donated their time and talents with The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia in April in honor of National Volunteer Month. Check out the video below to see the volunteers in action!
To learn more about volunteer opportunities with The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia, email us at PhillyVolunteers@use.salvationarmy.org .