The latest Salvation Army Today is now posted! They celebrate a new Kroc Center opening, something about sports out of Scotland, and learn about Detroit’s Bed and Bread program.
In 1947, US Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall prayed: ‘Let not the past ever be so dear to us as to set a limit to the future. Give us the courage to change our minds when that is needed.’ We should pray this more often, a blessed limitless future over The Salvation Army, our leaders, government, and country!
The Enid Salvation Army was deployed to Lahoma, Oklahoma yesterday at the request of the Lahoma Mayor and county emergency management. Lahoma is a small town, population around 600, in Garfield County where many power outages were reported across the county.
The response comes after a winter storm impacted much of Oklahoma Sunday through Monday Weather Conditions: The storm brought rain, snow, sleet and some hail with it. In parts of Northwest Oklahoma, snow accumulated from 8-12 inches with isolated areas reporting more. Notable is 15 inches at Woodward and 17 inches in Alva. High winds caused snow drifts of up to six feet. Impacts: Multiple roads and highways remain closed in Northwestern Oklahoma. As of yesterday, there were still over 60,000 power outages. Garfield County / Enid Emergency Management reports up to 9 – 10 inches of snow fell and over 20,000 homes and businesses lost power.
Enid, OK: Major John Dancer, Enid Commanding Officer, reports the mobile feeding unit (canteen) served at the Lahoma City Hall. A team of four served 178 meals, 348 drinks and snacks. They also provided emotional and spiritual care to those in need. One of the volunteers was giving of her time even as her residence remained without power. The team will serve again on Wednesday providing lunch and dinner. Salvation Army personnel are working with State emergency management officials and other VOAD agencies to coordinate services and provide assistance to residents in Oklahoma.
Monetary donations are welcome and can be made by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or online at www.salvationarmyusa.org. Updates will be provided as additional information is forthcoming.
In 1953, singer Michael Bolton was born. Happy Birthday Michael Bolton! A few years ago in October (2010), Michael Bolton appeared on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ to sing ‘Hallelujah’ with none other than The Salvation Army Boys’ Choir from the Southern California Division with Salvationist Barbara Allen directing the choir.
In 1964, underdog Cassius Clay, age 22, defeats champion Sonny Liston in a technical knockout to win the world heavyweight boxing crown. Clay, who later became known to the world as Muhammad Ali, went on to become the first fighter to capture the heavyweight title three times. In 1996, Muhammad Ali was named as honorary chairperson of The Salvation Army Capital Campaign in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
In 2011, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch, New Zealand. The city was still recovering from the 7.1 Canterbury (Darfield) earthquake, that hit just months before in September 2010. The Salvation Army provided relief to thousands of people affected by this disaster and had re-launched the Canterbury Earthquake Appeal. Doing the Most Good, in times of disaster!
Good morning, folks. Happy Friday! Here are some thoughts to meditate on today:
- “He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.” Psalm 147:4-5
- “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?” Psalm 8:3-4
HE LOVES US!
Have a great day today!
Image from sayconnect.com‘s Facebook page.
In 1926, Greta Garbo’s first U.S. film, “Torrent” opened. Believe it or not, Greta Garbo’s first job was not acting, but selling Salvation Army newspapers in Sweden! At six years old, she sold the “Stridsropet” (The War Cry), the Salvation Army newspaper. Greta would spend her first money to go to the movies theaters.
Find The Salvation Army of Sweden on Facebook!
Reposted from blog.salvationarmyusa.org. How cool is this?!
A popular verse from the book of Hebrews reads, “Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us,” symbolic encouragement to live a daily life of faith.
But it seems representatives from The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division in Chicago are taking this exhortation quite literally as they plan to run over 26 miles in the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon in support of The Salvation Army’s social services, and they hope you’ll join them!
Interested runners who want to reach personal running goals while raising money and awareness for all of the great programs and services of The Salvation Army can register for the race at http://salarmychicago.org/chicagomarathon. Registration begins at noon today, February 19.
By joining The Salvation Army’s team, you will also:
- Expand your network through organized group runs and social outings.
- Receive ongoing support and guidance to help reach your fundraising goals (each member of the team is asked to raise at least $1,000 to benefit The Salvation Army).
- Receive fundraising incentives, goals and race day swag!
- Raise much needed funds that will help feed, house, rehabilitate and counsel Chicago families and individuals in need through the many programs of The Salvation Army. To learn more about the services offered, please visit www.salarmychicago.org.
Here’s what you need to do before you strap on those running shoes:
- Step 1: Review the Marathon’s Event Rules and Guidelines.
- Step 2: Register with Bank of America on February 19 and add The Salvation Army as your Charity.
- Step 3: Begin setting up your Runners Profile and start pledging for The Salvation Army as your choice charity.
For the latest updates leading up to race day, find The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division on Facebook.