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The Salvation Army Testifying at Congressional Hearing

General Secretary of The Salvation Army's North and South Carolina Division, Major Tom Louden, will be testifying at a field hearing at Clemson University at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 21. The US House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency field hearing is entitled "Emergency Preparedness: Are We Ready For A 21st Century Hugo?" The hearing will focus on the importance of local, state, federal officials and non-profits working closely together during crisis situations, and preparing for threats like natural disasters.

Red Kettle Reason

We all want to do good. It's human nature to want to be able to help another person we see that may need a hand. Every Christmas, you put simple coins and bills in our red kettles across the county. It may not seem like much but it means new life - a second chance - for millions of Americans.

Ending Homelessness in the Carolinas

Homelessness is a problem that The Salvation Army has chosen to tackle head on. Each and every day, throughout the Carolinas, our staff and volunteers are working to provide shelter for those that need it most.

Online Red Kettle

You see us – and HEAR us – every Christmas, standing outside shopping malls and ringing our bells. More importantly, your give! You make an incredible impact every single year when you put your loose change in those red kettles. That money is used to provide a Merry Christmas for children and their families in your community.

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.

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.

From Tornadoes to Toys

Seven tornados tore through eastern North Carolina on April 25. One tornado that later received an EF3 designation, damaged or destroyed almost 200 homes, injured 16 people, and claimed the life of 11-month-old Gavin Soto. For many in the area, this was their first experience with the deadly natural disaster.