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 .
More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents enjoyed a delicious Thanksgiving dinner in the comfort of their homes courtesy of The Salvation Army. The annual “Thanksgiving-to-Go” event aims to provide families in need with a memorable holiday and to raise awareness of hunger in our community.
Long before you see the first light on a tree, smell roasting chestnuts, or hear a bell ringing by a red kettle, The Salvation Army has been hard at work preparing for the holiday season. The season of giving is year-round, and Salvation Army officers and employees start planning well in advance to help those most in need during what should be “the most wonderful time of the year.”
The Salvation Army’s Adopt-A-Family program specializes in helping families who’ve experienced extreme hardship and devastating tragedies during the year such as death, serious illness, abuse, and home fires. Families in the most difficult situations are adopted by a sponsor who purchases Christmas gifts for each member of the family. Continue reading “Adopt-A-Family”
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.”
More than 400 community toy drives, as well as individual donations, resulted in the collection of thousands of toys and gifts for children age 12 and under. 6,000 of those donations alone were a result of the CBS 3 Joy of Sharing campaign!
Throughout the month of December, dozens of Salvation Army staff and dedicated volunteers worked to sort and prepare them for families in need. Parents and guardians, pre-approved for Christmas assistance, were able to select gifts for the children in their family.