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””

Plans Launched for new EDS Command Center in Philadelphia with Help of $1M Gift from Local Philanthropists

IMG_4750Plans for a new Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) Command Center in Philadelphia are now underway.

The project was formally unveiled to the public on July 17 at a reception at the historic Divine Lorraine Hotel. The “Celebration of Philanthropy” marked the launch of the project and honored philanthropists Stephen and Sandra Sheller of Philadelphia, whose generous $1,000,000 gift made the Command Center possible.

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Roxborough Corps Hosts Senior Health & Resource Fair (photos & video)

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Senior Health & Resource Fair Attendee Learns about CPR, June 19, 2018

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.

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Celebrate Hope Luncheon Honors Unidos Pa’PR & Sharmain Matlock-Turner

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NBC 10’s Tracy Davidson emcees the 2018 Celebrate Hope Luncheon

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.

 

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Wells Fargo Provides Holiday Cheer to 200+ Families Residing in Homeless Shelters

DareToDreamMore 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”

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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