If you’re going to spend your free time on social media anyway, why not tweet for good? Come out to the Rooftop Terrace Bar at the Moonrise Hotel on May 21, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., #TweetTheMostGood alongside Social Media Club St. Louis, and hear Don Hutcheson from Panera Bread talk about the Meal of Shared Responsibility. Learn how St. Louis-area bakery-cafes are helping to fight local food insecurity one Turkey Chili Sourdough Bread Bowl at a time! Tickets are only $5.00, fully donated to Salvation Army of St. Louis, and free appetizers will be served until 7:00 p.m.
For tickets and more information, visit http://tweetthemostgood2013.eventbrite.com
Can’t make it but would still like to help? Go here to make a donation but we’d love to see you there!
The sweetest partnership, three years running. Entenmann’s Bakery, a Bimbo Bakeries USA company and maker of more than 100 sweet baked goods, and The Salvation Army, celebrate National Donut Day on June 7, 2013.
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.”
This significant occasion established the donut as a long-standing symbol of the services The Salvation Army continues to provide. The partnership between Entenmann’s and The Salvation Army reinforces Entenmann’s as a brand synonymous with National Donut Day.
Read More »
Because of your donations, The Salvation Army works 24/7, 365 days a year to respond when you need us.
Salvation Army Officers, Volunteers Offer Spiritual and Emotional Care; Canteens Deployed
Alexandria, Virginia (April 16, 2013) – The Salvation Army continues to assist those impacted by the Boston Marathon explosions. Canteens were positioned at various sites throughout the city, including the Unified Command Post, the Family Assistance Center and Kenmore Square. An additional canteen roved throughout the impacted area supplying food, snacks and beverages to those in need.
As of this morning, 1,729 meals, drinks were supplied to the victims, the families and first responders. The Salvation Army will remain on site at the Family Assistance Center, located at the Park Plaza Castle, as long as support is needed.
The runners, their families and the first responders also received emotional and spiritual care from 12 Salvation Army officers and 23 Salvation Army staff/volunteers. 8 Salvation Army officers were deployed to various hospitals throughout the Boston area offering pastoral care as needed.
The Salvation Army continues to collaborate with the Office of Emergency Management, the Fire Department, the Police Department, Sparks, the Red Cross, the Department of Child, Youth, and Families (DCYF), Riverside Trauma, and the Boston Public Health Commission.
Please continue to pray for those so dramatically impacted by this tragedy.
To donate to The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services efforts:
· Give Online at: Donate.SalvationArmyUSA.org.
· Give by Phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY
Within an hour of a tornado touchdown in St. Louis Wednesday evening, The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services was on-scene to lend support to first-responders and those affected by Wednesday’s severe weather throughout the area.
At 8:05 p.m., a tornado touched down in the St. Louis suburb of Hazelwood, leaving thousands without power, damaging several homes, and bringing down trees and power lines throughout the area. By 9 p.m., two EDS canteens were on-hand at Armstrong Elementary School with several volunteers.
After being on-scene for several hours, EDS volunteers supported first-responders and those affected by the tornado by distributing 176 cups of coffee, more than 200 snacks, water, and Gatorade.
Read More »
by Ashley Kuenstler
When you step foot inside the O’Fallon Worship and Community Center, the first thing you will notice is the smell.
If you allow your nose to guide you, you’ll weave your way through tiled hallways until you find the source. And on this particular day, it was roasted chicken, homemade mashed potatoes, and freshly baked bread.
“It’s almost intoxicating,” said O’Fallon Shelter Manager Peggy Sherwin. “It’s a host of smells that take me back to when I was a kid in the South, playing on the sidewalk and smelling the chicken from inside my grandmother’s house.”
Read More »
When it heard The Salvation Army’s O’Fallon food pantry was running low on select items, a local company banded together and collected more than one ton of food to feed local families.
After touring the O’Fallon food pantry and temporary housing facilities, National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), based in Lake St. Louis, challenged its employees this week to collect 1,000 pounds of dry goods, specifically rice, pasta and sauce, cereal, dried beans, canned meat, canned fruit, and peanut butter.
Halfway through the week, NISC Engineering and Operations Vice President Todd Eisenhauer got an idea: turn the food drive into a friendly competition among NISC departments. If his department won, he would take them out for lunch.
The results shattered all expectations. In one week, NISC collected 2,140 pounds of food.
Read More »
On Friday, March 22, The Women’s Auxiliary of The Salvation Army and their guests gathered for their annual fashion show at the Hilton Frontenac Hotel. The theme was Glamour and Fantasy, and had local celebrity models such as Miss Missouri, Debra Bass of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Melanie Moon of Fox 2, and many more. Read more about the event here.