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  • Teaming up with the Arkansas Travelers to Be A Shield

    Posted April 16, 2014 By in News With | Comments Off on Teaming up with the Arkansas Travelers to Be A Shield

    Team up with us to make 2015 a Year of Doing the Most Good The Arkansas Travelers have teamed up with The Salvation Army as partners in our Be A Shield Campaign. The Travs are kicking off a year of Doing the Most Good with a special event during National Salvation Army Week in May. …

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  • 15-Year-Old Leads Project to Help Homeless

    Posted April 11, 2014 By in News With | Comments Off on 15-Year-Old Leads Project to Help Homeless

    A 15-year-old girl is leading a project to provide survival care kits to homeless people in Arkansas. Kelli Suen, who serves as the Youth Council president at UALR-Children International, was awarded a Disney Friends for Change grant to create the kits, which will include hand sanitizer, washcloths, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, deodorant, disinfectant wipes, socks, …

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  • Finding a Road Home: The Story of Lawrence Harris

    Posted April 9, 2014 By in News With | Comments Off on Finding a Road Home: The Story of Lawrence Harris

    Growing up, Lawrence Harris had it tough. Alcoholism ran in his family. “My dad introduced me to my first drink when I was five. That’s why I can barely read and write today.” Lawrence has always worked and, for a while, owned his own detail shop in Hot Springs. But his alcoholism never allowed him …

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  • What does it mean to “Be a Shield?”

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    The Salvation Army began in 1865 when William Booth, a London minister, gave up the comfort of his pulpit and decided to take his message into the streets where it would reach the poor, the homeless, the hungry and the destitute. His original aim was to send converts to established churches of the day, but …

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  • Now Hiring: Director of Development

    Posted March 13, 2014 By in News With | Comments Off on Now Hiring: Director of Development

    The Salvation Army Central Arkansas Area Command is seeking a Director of Development. JOB SUMMARY: Plans, develops, implements, administers and monitors fundraising programs for Central Arkansas Area Command. Develops and secures funds to achieve/surpass fundraising goals through a variety of financial development strategies and functions including Individual major gifts and individual donor upgrading; Corporate gifts …

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  • Two Years of Fundraising Pays Off for the Women’s Auxiliary

    Posted March 12, 2014 By in News With | Comments Off on Two Years of Fundraising Pays Off for the Women’s Auxiliary

    The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary has raised enough money to purchase a brand new 12-passenger van for The Salvation Army of Central Arkansas. “This vehicle is important to our programs,” said Captain Roger Glick, Area Commander for The Salvation Army. “With this van, we can take more children to summer camp and youth programs, and …

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  • Warming Center Provides Comfort During Icy Temperatures

    Posted March 4, 2014 By in News With | Comments Off on Warming Center Provides Comfort During Icy Temperatures

    The Salvation Army of Central Arkansas has opened its Warming Center several times due to the below-average frigid temperatures that have pummeled central Arkansas this winter. But this has been an exceptional week for The Salvation Army’s Central Arkansas Area Command. The Salvation Army always opens its Warming Center when temperatures are below freezing, but …

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  • Volunteer Groups Celebrate Serving Over a Quarter of a Million Meals to the Homeless

    Posted February 25, 2014 By in News With | Comments Off on Volunteer Groups Celebrate Serving Over a Quarter of a Million Meals to the Homeless

    “When I learned how many were living on one meal per day, I made it my mission to provide a hot breakfast to my neighbors in need. I am a shield.” ~ Robert Johnston Feed the Hungry was founded by Robert Johnston and Matilda Buchanan after Robert saw the need in the community as a …

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  • The Salvation Army is Honored for Service to Veterans in Central Arkansas

    Posted April 27, 2013 By in News With | Comments Off on The Salvation Army is Honored for Service to Veterans in Central Arkansas

    On April 26, the Central Arkansas VA System hosted their annual volunteer appreciation luncheon where The Salvation Army was honored as their Volunteer Service Agency of the Year. Through our Community Cares Program The Salvation Army serves over 3,400 veterans receiving treatment at the VA hospital each year. This ministry is administered primarily through our Women’s …

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  • The Salvation Army Supports a Former Marine through Transition

    Posted February 24, 2014 By in News With | Comments Off on The Salvation Army Supports a Former Marine through Transition

    “The Salvation Army is here to help people in transition,” said Kenneth. “That is why I’m here.” Kenneth has come to The Salvation Army twice in the last two years to help him through major transitions in his life. “My mental illness had gotten out of control again, and I knew I needed help. I …

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