Salvation Army Thanksgiving: Family and Community

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Volunteers Serve Thanksgiving Meals at the West Philadelphia Corps Community Center

As part of its continued efforts to provide families with comfort, care and hope, The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia hosted Thanksgiving celebrations across the city for hundreds of people in need.

In West Philadelphia, more than a hundred people gathered for a special program that included food, fellowship, ministry and music. Tables covered in brightly colored cloths filled the gymnasium. Local residents shared their vocal and musical talents with the crowd. And dozens of volunteers donning red aprons served each of the families in their seats.

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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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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””

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””

Just In Time For Christmas (with photos & video)

Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia Provides Gifts and Toys for 11,000 Children

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Theresa Seals displays a stocking for one of her grandsons

Theresa Seals had worried what Christmas would bring this year. The grandmother of two little boys gets by on a fixed income that doesn’t leave much room for gifts from Santa.   As she left The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia’s headquarters with bags full of toys, games and books, she was overcome with emotion.

“The stuff that you give out, and the donations that are sent in, is truly, truly a blessing.  I really, really thank you with all of my heart,” Theresa said with tears in her eyes.

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Hundreds Support 2nd Annual She’s My Sister 5K

22308590_10155459086039473_135705971751783021_nThe Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia partnered with Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church and its “She’s My Sister” anti-human trafficking ministry for the second annual She’s My Sister Human Trafficking Awareness 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, October 1 in Fairmount Park.

 

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