You Make a Difference Everyday

When you support The Salvation Army, you make a difference in the lives of people every single day. We want to share these stories with you. We want to share our ideas about how to make the world a better place. We want to share how God is making a difference. Stay up-to-date with us by reading the posts below.

Our Blog Posts

The Jones Family vs. The Paycheck

People often ask how the money from the Red Kettle helps the community. It's a good question and the answer isn't always obvious. Meet the Jones Family.

#RedKettleReason

If you knew you could make a difference, would you try? If you could choose the way to impact those in your community who were most in need of help, what would that be?

Make Christmas Bright

Sometimes, people ask us how we can still be joyful during the holidays. After all, The Salvation Army, our staff and volunteers, and our officers carry a significant weight. We know that it's important…

David's Story

Now a medical doctor with a successful practice, David doesn’t actually remember the first time The Salvation Army impacted his life and the lives of his three older brothers. His mother recalls that when…

April's Story

Like most parents, April’s one wish for the holidays was to be able to provide for her children – warm food on the table and a few presents under the tree. Many of us take this for granted. Finding herself…

Before The Kettle Was Red

The origin of The Salvation Army red kettle.

Jenny's Story

Jenny is ambitious for a 21 year-old. She had mapped out her life by the time she was 19 and moved to the community from her small town in Virginia to enroll in college. Her dream was to work for a nonprofit,…

What's Your #RedKettleReason

Thanks to the generosity of people just like, April and her family were able to experience a Merry Christmas! There are so many reasons to support The Salvation Army. We would love to hear your reasons!…

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…

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…

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…

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