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The Salvation Army Turns 150

23 January 2015

This year marks The Salvation Army's 150th Anniversary, the second largest charity in the United Sates. Originating in 1865 in London, England, the organization championed and provided to the most needy, continuing today to adapt to the needs of the communities in order to "Do The Most Good".

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New Year. New You.

14 January 2015

For those looking to not only get in better physical shape in 2015, but also strengthen their mind, body and spirit, look no further than The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in North Philadelphia. The Salvation Army Kroc CenteŠ≤ís staff is dedicated to providing a quality experience in a welcoming place where people of all ages and backgrounds can thrive. The center provides a safe, healthy environment for after school activities and a relaxed, non-judgmental culture for exercise at the fitness center and welcomes members of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, income levels and religions.

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Haiti: A Look Five Years Later

12 January 2015

On January 12, 2010, a devastating 7.0 earthquake rocked the country of Haiti, causing massive damage, taking an estimated 300,000 lives, and leaving more than one million people homeless in one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. In the midst of the chaos, The Salvation Army was there serving those in need immediately after the earthquake hit.

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Salvation Army Anti-Trafficking Program Takes Women from From Hopeless to Limitless

9 January 2015

For women who have experienced the trauma of human trafficking, it can seem impossible to feel safe again, not to mention feeling free to express yourself. The Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia's Anti Human Trafficking Program is working as it does all year long to rebuild strength, self-esteem and sense of identity in women who have been sexually exploited.

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Someone Who Matters

7 January 2015

Even among an organization comprised of thousands who dedicate their life's purpose to providing for those in need, you'd be hard pressed to find a better mentor and friend than Envoy Tony Lewis.

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PECO Embodies the Spirit of Giving

5 January 2015

The spirit of giving fills the air throughout the holiday season, bringing generous neighbors and partners to the doors of The Salvation Army in search of a way to make a lasting difference. One of those partners is PECO, whose devotion to serving those less fortunate ensures that many children in the Philadelphia region get the Christmas they so rightfully deserve.

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Salvation Army Receives Unique Red Kettle Donations

2 January 2015

While you were out enjoying time with loved ones, or getting that last minute Christmas shopping wrapped up, chances are you came across one of our 25,000 bell ringers standing with The Salvation Army's iconic red kettles and ringing those glorious bells. Supporters walking by typically hand over spare change and dollar bills, but every year we see unique contributions such as gold coins, wedding bands and golden nuggets finding their way into our red kettles from generous, anonymous passersby who wish to make a huge impact.

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CBS 3 Hosts Annual Joy of Sharing Drive Thru Toy Drop Off

19 December 2014

On Friday, December 19, CBS 3 and The CW Philly hosted their annual Joy of Sharing Drive Thru Toy Drop Off outside their studios at 1555 Hamilton Street in North Philadelphia to benefit underprivileged children served by The Salvation Army. Beginning at 6:00 a.m. with an empty truck, the event culminated at 8:00 p.m. with a truck overflowing with new, unwrapped toys.

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Red Kettle Donations are Down

19 December 2014

The Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia said today that donations to its annual red kettle fundraising campaign are down this year, presently reaching only 50 percent of its overall goal.

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Celebrity Bell Ringers Help The Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia Ring in the Season

18 December 2014

Thanks to many generous partners, The Salvation Army has been able to continue the tradition of helping others while also treating passersby with special appearances to brighten their day.

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