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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.

Responding to Eastern NC Tornadoes

The Salvation Army has been active in responding to tornadoes that struck in eastern North Carolina this past weekend. This response involves providing physical and spiritual needs to survivors and first responders.

"Project Phoenix Learning Center" Dedicated in Winston-Salem

The Jim and Cheryl Caldwell Foundation, Chris Paul’s CP3 Foundation and The Salvation Army proudly dedicated the grand opening of a new computer lab and learning center called the “Project Phoenix Learning Center” on January 22. Although Jim Caldwell and Chris Paul were unable to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony due to scheduling conflicts, each of their family was on hand.

You Make a Difference

We are so grateful for our volunteers. If you don't know, there is absolutely no way that we could ever be as effective if we didn't have your help. We know that we are so lucky to have volunteers that want to make difference in the world and choose to invest their time and effort into The Salvation Army. "Thank You!" seems to be not nearly enough for us to say.

What's a SAWSO?

The Salvation Army World Services Office (SAWSO) has been providing international assistance in pursuit of its goal of finding lasting solutions to poverty. Particularly, right now, we're invovled in the response to Typhoon Haiyan, helping those families that were affected in any way that we can. Anytime there is an international incident like this, SAWSO will be there. Though the efforts of our wonderful and tireless volunteers, we have been able to provide well over 10 million meals and 600 transitional shelters in response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

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