Salvation Army Thanksgiving: Family and Community

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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EDS Providing Comfort & Care to Displaced Residents Following Overbrook Apartment Fire

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EDS Providing Meals to Displaced Residents at  Temporary Shelter

PHILADELPHIA (December 11, 2018) The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) continues to provide comfort and care to survivors of a fire that occurred at the Overbrook Gardens apartments in the 900 block of North 63rd Street on December 10, 2018.

The EDS served on-scene for over 19 hours assisting first responders on Monday. Currently, more than 40 individuals are being housed at the West Philadelphia High School that is serving as a temporary shelter for displaced residents. EDS has been assisting evacuees with meals, Emotional and Spiritual Care and other goods since the shelter opened. Continue reading “EDS Providing Comfort & Care to Displaced Residents Following Overbrook Apartment Fire”

Philadelphia Focus Features Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia

lora lewis show 12-2018On November 28, 2018- On-Air Radio Host Lora Lewis featured The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia on her show syndicated program Philadelphia Focus, which airs on WWDB-AM Talk 860 and other local stations.

Major Willie Mae Lyle, Divisional Secretary for The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia, Susan Brotherton, Director of Social Services for Greater Philadelphia, and Phil Pagliaro, Divisional Director, Marketing & Organizational Advancement, The Salvation Army, Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware Division, discussed the Salvation Army’s holistic approach to providing for the needs of the whole individual – physically, emotionally, economically and spiritually how this holistic approach helps families.   Continue reading “Philadelphia Focus Features Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia”

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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Greater Philadelphia Kicks-Off 2018 Red Kettle Campaign at Temple University

First Official Donation to 2018 Greater Philadelphia Red Kettle Campaign

(November 14, 2018) The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia celebrated the season of giving with its Annual Red Kettle Kick-off on Wednesday, November 14, on the campus of Temple University with help of numerous community partners and friends, such as Herr’s and Dunkin’ Donuts.  The Red Kettle Campaign, which runs across the region throughout the holiday season, aims to raise funds for The Salvation Army’s vital programs and services that have shared hope with those in need locally for more than 150 years.

This year’s Red Kettle Kick-Off showcased The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) program. An EDS canteen (mobile feeding unit) was on scene providing coffee and hot chocolate. CBS 3’s Chandler Lutz and Fox 29’s Hank Flynn helped serve the beverages, free Dunkin’ donuts and Herr’s chips to passersby. The Salvation Army’s brass ensemble entertained the public with festive live music. John DeBella, on-air radio personality, 102.9 WMGK-FM, served as emcee, with special remarks by Major WillieMae Lyle, General Secretary, The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia. Continue reading “Greater Philadelphia Kicks-Off 2018 Red Kettle Campaign at Temple University”

Herr’s & the Flyers support Red Kettle Campaign

Photo Dec 07, 8 02 00 AMThe Philadelphia Flyers and Herr’s celebrated the season of giving with The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia during the Flyers game on December 6.

Herr’s presented The Salvation Army with a $25,000 donation to its Red Kettle campaign, which supports programs and services for thousands of struggling families across the region.

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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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