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10 Reasons You Should Volunteer To Be A Bell Ringer This Christmas

Happy Christmas in July!! Christmas is already being discussed and planned for in Corps across the country. There is a lot of preparation and planning that goes into the many programs The Salvation Army offers during the holidays. There is Angel Tree, Food Drives, Toy Shops and, of course, The Red Kettle Campaign. There is something about hearing the bells ringing across town that really signifies the arrival of Christmas. Trees and decorations start making appearances in stores in October, but the feeling of the season doesn't really sink in until you hear those bells as you make your routine shopping trips to grocery stores, the mall and WalMart.

Thrifty Thursday - Repurposing Dressers

When you hear about someone "repurposing" an item, you may often think about simply adding a fresh coat of paint or decorating it in a new way. While this is certainly one way to repurpose an item, there are so many other ways to get creative and breathe new life into old items. This week, we're focusing on dressers, which is something that frequently comes into the Thrift Store.

Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club City Project Interns

Summit Church's City Project sends 11 students to volunteer in The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club for four weeks.

The City Project Volunteer Day

Summit Church's City Project sends 60 students to volunteer at The Salvation Army; 40 to Durham Command and 20 to Raleigh Command. Serving the Triangle!

Underwriters Laboratories Bike Donation

On June 5, 2014, eight children from The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club boarded a bus to make the 15 minute drive from Durham to the Underwriters Laboratories, UL, ResearchTrianglePark location, where they would each be gifted with a brand new bike.

The recipients were chosen based on behavior, merit, academics and attendance. ¬†UL coordinated wit Impact for Good, a company based in New…

National Best Friend Day

Today is a very exciting day, National Best Friend Day! It seems like there is a day for just about everything now, but what's better than celebrating your friends. Everyone is a friend and has a friend so it is a day to essentially celebrate humanity. By definition, a friend is a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard. You share a mutual respect with your friends and an understanding that you are there for each other no matter what. But, have you taken time to think about your friends in terms of Christ?

Share-A-Thought (SAT) Saturday: Summer Camp

The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club Summer Camp will be beginning on Monday, June 16, and the staff has been hard at work creating an educational, beneficial program to provide youth with an opportunity to have a safe, fun summer while also offering an affordable price to their parents. For just $50 a week, a child can attend camp and receive all the benefits of a more expensive camp. This summer, camp will feature several programs such as: STEM, science, math, reading, arts and crafts and leadership/team building.

Operation IMPACT: Donut Day Through The Eyes of A WWII Air Force Pilot

The gentle whir of an airplane engine descending slowly to the ground was the only cue The Salvation Army Donut Lassies needed to begin their routine of pouring coffee into a mug and grabbing a freshly made donut to take to the soldiers as they came in from battle. World War II Veteran, Bill Green, remembers this interaction as if it were yesterday.

The History of Donut Day

The idea for Donut Day began on the battlefields of France during World War I when Salvation Army workers served coffee and doughnuts to soldiers in the trenches. Rations were poor so the doughnut idea was conceived as a means of bringing the soldiers cheer. Doughnuts were not the reason Salvation Army workers were in the fighting zones of France. Those men and women were there primarily to give spiritual aid and comfort to the American soldier and his allies. They were there to be a link with home and family.

Thrifty Thursday - DIY Cake Stands

The Family Store on Hillsborough Road in Durham has a wide array of items to purchase. Recently, a large number of donations have been coming in and the selection has never been more exciting. The furniture side of the store is bursting with solid wood pieces and plush, comfortable couches. The clothing side of the store has a lot of nice, summery clothes perfect for the season. Aside from all the main fixtures in the store, there are also smaller items that would make great DIY projects.

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