EDS Lends Support to City of Philadelphia During NFL Draft

EDS Providing Support to the City during the DNC in June 2016

The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) Unit stationed in Philadelphia will support the City of Philadelphia by providing hydration and food to hundreds of first responders and city workers on duty during the three-day National Football League Draft, Thursday April 27 through Saturday April 29. Continue reading “EDS Lends Support to City of Philadelphia During NFL Draft”



January 23, 2017-  The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia announced that its advisory board has appointed three new members.

Jeffrey Dunne, Principal, Deals-Valuation Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers; David Hackett, Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC; and Brady Hooper, Financial Advisor, UBS Financial Services, Inc. have recently joined The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia’s advisory board. The appointment increased the number of advisory board members from 23 to 26.

“We are committed to the mission and cause of The Salvation Army and the essential role it plays in Philadelphia and throughout the region. Our board is determined to support The Salvation Army with expert advice and counseling from the very best, most talented leaders in Pennsylvania,”  said Aaron Cohen, Advisory Board Chair, The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia. “Jeffrey, David and Brady bring a wealth of career experience and professional leadership to an already outstanding board. “

“Our Advisory Board is vital to the success of The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia and we are grateful for members’ time, talent and guidance,” said Major A. Philip Ferreira, Director of Operations, The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia. There are thousands of individuals and families throughout Philadelphia who are in desperate need of emotional, financial, physical and spiritual support that The Salvation Army provides each and every day.  The Salvation Army is better prepared to meet those needs of our community through the efforts and guidance of our advisory board.”


Wells Fargo Holiday Extravaganza

img_7889Hundreds of families in need were treated to a Christmas extravaganza thanks to our friends at Wells Fargo.

Wells Fargo partnered with The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia to host a huge holiday party at Xfinity Live! for 150 local families, approximately 400 individuals, on Friday, December 23. The fun and festive event turned Xfinity Live into a Christmas fantasy land. The party featured Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, elves, arts and crafts, games, food and beverages, five ponies and a Wells Fargo Stage Coach. Continue reading “Wells Fargo Holiday Extravaganza”

Joy of Sharing (videos & photos)

img_7857Our friends at CBS 3 and people across Greater Philadelphia helped make Christmas brighter for thousands of families in need this year.

CBS 3 partnered with The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia again this year for its Joy of Sharing campaign, which encourages members of the community to donate new, unwrapped toys to children who may otherwise go without at Christmas. Hundreds of businesses participated in the massive toy drive throughout December. Continue reading “Joy of Sharing (videos & photos)”

Partnering with Police Athletic League for new PAL center in Grays Ferry

14448925_10154366500424473_1610934144230132279_nThe Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia is proud to welcome The Philadelphia Athletic League of Philadelphia (PAL) to Grays Ferry! PAL recently opened its 18th community center in the city. This one is being operated out of The Salvation Army’s Central Corps Community Center at 3225 Reed Street in Grays Ferry. It also marks the Police Athletic League’s return to the community after a two-year absence. Continue reading “Partnering with Police Athletic League for new PAL center in Grays Ferry”

She’s My Sister 5K to support anti-human trafficking efforts

14559978_10154367415729473_5555204431346173591_oSome 200 runners and walkers hit the road on Saturday October 1 for the second annual She’s My Sister Human Trafficking Awareness 5K. The event, organized by Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, aimed to raise awareness and to support The Salvation Army’s local anti-human trafficking efforts.

Representatives from Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, The Salvation Army, local law

enforcement as well as other key members of the community participated in the race in

Fairmount Park. Fundraising by Enon’s anti-human trafficking ministry, along with all proceeds from the event, directly support The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia’s New Day to Stop Trafficking program.

Continue reading “She’s My Sister 5K to support anti-human trafficking efforts”

Philadelphia Celebrates Hope with The Salvation Army

dsc_3871September 22 was a day to Celebrate Hope. The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia welcomed hundreds of friends, local leaders and community partners to the annual Celebrate Hope luncheon at the Crystal Tea Room.  It was a time to recognize more than 150 years of global service to those in need, raise awareness of The Salvation Army’s local programs and services, and to honor two local leaders for their commitment to the betterment of the City of Philadelphia.   Continue reading “Philadelphia Celebrates Hope with The Salvation Army”