Doing the Most Good in the Carolinas

Salvation Army Officers Retire After 36 Years

Many choose a career, but for an officer in The Salvation Army, their job is a lifetime commitment. Officers serve as business administrators in the locations to which they are appointed, many serving in a community for three to five years.

Naomi: The Impact of Camp Walter Johnson

The summer of 2008 was the first in twelve years that I would not be spending at a camp. As a high school student, I began working at camps in British Columbia until I finally found my way south to Camp Walter Johnson in 2001. I accepted a position with The Salvation Army here that involved leadership at the summer music conservatory program.

The Salvation Army Remains Prepared As Hurricane Arthur Becomes a Memory

Local and state officials have reported minimal impacts following Hurricane Arthur’s Independence Day landfall along the coast of North Carolina. Emergency crews continue to make progress in restoring isolated power outages and impacted areas. The latest information is available at www.readync.org

The Salvation Army Serves Area Residents after Hurricane Arthur

Hurricane Arthur made landfall late Thursday night at Shackleford Banks, N.C. as a Category 2 storm with 100 mph winds. It was the first Category 2 storm to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane Ike in 2008. A hurricane warning and tropical storm warnings are in effect for many areas along the storm’s path.

The Salvation Army Prepares Response to Hurricane Arthur

Tropical Storm Arthur strengthened into a hurricane early Thursday morning. As the center of the storm shifts, its impacts are moving closer to the North and South Carolina coastline. Conditions continue to deteriorate along the North Carolina coast.

The Salvation Army Monitors Tropical Storm Arthur

As Tropical Storm Arthur makes its projected movement up the east coast, The Salvation Army is prepared to respond to the impacted areas if the need arises. Organization personnel along the coast are preparing canteens (mobile feeding units) for the potential to provide hot meals, cold drinks and snacks to those affected. While every disaster is unique and creates its own special needs, the core of The Salvation Army's disaster program consists of several basic services: food service, emotional and spiritual care and emergency assistance.

CalebKs Raises Money with Strikeouts

For the past four seasons, pitcher Caleb Ashley (CalebKs.com) has been helping raise money for charitable organizations in Guilford County. Every time he strikes someone out, he encourages others to make a donation to the charity that he has selected. This year, he directed his attention towards The Salvation Army after seeing how The Salvation Army was helping in downtown Greensboro.

The Cold Water Challenge

Earlier this week, our new Digital Media Coordinator challenged our Director of Development to the Cold Water Challenge. He agreed, on the condition that she get our Facebook page to over 2,000 likes (meaning, she would need over 500 new likes!).

National Donut Day

The first National Donut Day was celebrated by The Salvation Army in Chicago in 1938 to help raise needed funds during the Great Depression and commemorate the work of the "donut lassies" who helped make the donut what it is today by feeding the tasty confection to American soldiers during World War I. The donuts became synonymous with The Salvation Army, as well as the American soldiers who were returning home with the nickname, "doughboys."

A Memorial Day Thank You

"American boys are going to France. We must go with them!" The Salvation has long been tied to the United States military. Countless veterans have told stories of encoutering The Salvation Army on the battle front - usually through the ministry of our donut girls. Evangeline Booth, the national commander of The Salvation Army during World War I, was compelled to provide for the needs of American soldiers at home and those fighting overseas.

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