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’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 .
$658K Dept. of Justice Grant Paves Way for Formal Coordinated Countywide Response to Address Human Trafficking
The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia announced today the establishment of a core team of agencies to serve victims of human trafficking in Montgomery County made possible with a new grant from the Department of Justice. It is the first time that all of these agencies are working together to address human trafficking in Montgomery County. Continue reading “The Salvation Army Heads Up Effort with Partner Agencies to Serve Victims of Human Trafficking in Montco”
More than 200 parents and children residing in Philadelphia area homeless shelters were treated to a special lunch and free tickets to Disney on Ice, thanks to a community partnership between Wells Fargo and The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia. Families who attended the December 23 event reside at The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Residence, Eliza Shirley House and Norristown Family Shelter, as well as the St. Barnabas Mission Emergency Shelter. After a buffet lunch at each shelter, the families boarded buses to the Wells Fargo Center for an afternoon viewing of Disney on Ice Dare to Dream. This is the third year in a row that Wells Fargo has provided a special Christmas celebration for families served by The Salvation Army and other local agencies. Continue reading “Wells Fargo Provides Holiday Cheer to 200+ Families Residing in Homeless Shelters”
The Philadelphia Flyers helped out The Salvation Army with Christmas gifts this week!