Salvation Army Today, June 26, 2014

Salvation Army Today, June 26, 2014

General André Cox has set the “Mind the Gap” challenge

General André Cox has set the “Mind the Gap” challenge, which Salvationists and friends can raise funds to send people from developing world to The Salvation Army’s 150th anniversary celebration in London next year!

Mix Morning Show Says Yes

Say YES! And share your story with us

Be a part of the trend! The Salvation Army wants to share your stories.

The Salvation Army wants to know how you said YES! Did you volunteer, serve your community, or donate to a cause? If so, we think that’s wonderful and want to share your good deeds with our online community! To let us know how you said YES! print your own “I said YES!” sign, write in what you said yes to, and snap a picture of yourself. Then post your picture to our Facebook page or tweet us.

A few of the people who have shared with us so far are Mix 94.7 Radio DJs Booker, Alex, and Sara and Country Music Artist Cory Morrow.

Mix Morning Show Says Yes

“We said YES! to Doing the Most Good for kids!”

Cory Morrow Says Yes

“I said YES! to teaching guitar lessons!!”













Currently The Salvation Army is saying yes to doing everything we can to provide shelter, food, clothing, and hope to families experiencing homelessness and addiction. When you say “YES” you are helping support these families as well. The Salvation Army thanks you for Doing the Most Good in your community for those in need.

To reach us via Facebook, find us at To reach us via Twitter, tweet us at @SalArmyAustin.

Click the sign to get your own, printable "I Said Yes! Sign."

Click above image for a printable “I Said Yes! Sign.”

The Salvation Army Founders’ Day Thunderclap

On 2 July 1865, in poverty-stricken east London, William and Catherine Booth began what would later become The Salvation Army. The international church and charity now serves in 126 countries worldwide, meeting human needs in Jesus’ name without discrimination. Join us as we mark 149 years of faithful service. We’re not asking for money – simply encouraging people to join our thunderclap!

Join Salvation Army IHQ in sharing this message together at the same time – automatically.

Happy 149th birthday Salvation Army! Meeting needs in 126 countries worldwide: thanks for being there. #SAFoundersDay

Volunteer of the Month Sharon Morrison

Volunteer of the Month Sharon Morrison









Every month, The Salvation Army honors a dedicated volunteer for their hard work and for supporting our mission in helping those who need it most. It’s June, and we are proud to announce Sharon Morrison as our Volunteer of the Month. You can join Sharon as a Salvation Army volunteer here.

Sharon Morrison works for an agency that provides mental health services and outreach for people who are experiencing homelessness.

For the past 10 years, she has volunteered with The Salvation Army and leads a Bible Study every Wednesday evening at the social services center downtown. The residents are invited to be a part of a Bible study, join in worship music, and share their story. Sharon helps them use their faith to deal with issues they are faced with. She sees the importance of how they are strengthened by their faith in dealing with the challenges in their lives.
We could tell you about Sharon, but we thought you’d like to hear it from Sharon herself:

“What inspired me to volunteer at The Salvation Army lies within the scriptures and to be as Jesus was on Earth. To be a part of helping those who are at a disadvantage. To be a part of those who have been hurt and to be a part of their healing. To allow God to use us to demonstrate his love, healing, and whatever is needed to live a better life. I saw the opportunity and embraced it.

“One particular moment that touched me as a volunteer is that, you know as Christians, we rely on the supernatural power of God to help with situations we really don’t know what to do about. There was a lady who came into the Chapel and she was crying because she had become so dis-engaged with her family. She was also looking for work and everything it took to get her life back together. So, we prayed upon everything that she presented and a week later she came back to see me shouting with joy. She got a job as a Telemarketer and the first caller happened to be her sister. That is nothing but supernatural.

“Volunteering at The Salvation Army gives me a sense of purpose. It helps me feel like my presence is needed. It helps me deal with challenges in my own life and to work harder to overcome the things I need too so I can be present for the residents of The Salvation Army. Others should consider volunteering at The Salvation Army because there is a great need to befriend someone who’s at a disadvantage right now in their lives and be that bridge for them to get back on track, and be a part of the community.” – Sharon


Sharon Morrison is doing the most good in our community. We thank you for making a difference in the lives of women and men who are experiencing homelessness by bringing the light of God’s Word to their lives each week.

Nebraska Twin Tornadoes via Today News

The Salvation Army Responds to Twin Tornadoes in Nebraska

Nebraska Twin Tornadoes via Today NewsAlexandria, Virginia (June 17, 2014) – The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) teams have mobilized in Pilger, NE following the severe weather and twin tornadoes that passed through the area yesterday. The teams are prepared to provide food, beverage and spiritual support to survivors and first responders.

Monetary donations are the most critical need as supplies and personnel are mobilized.



*A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message and data rates may apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. By participating, you certify that you are 18 years or older and/or have parental permission. Donations are collected for The Salvation Army and subject to the terms found at Privacy policy: Text STOP to 80888 to stop; text HELP to 80888 for help.


The Salvation Army Celebrates National Donut Day

Volunteers and Staff will be Serving Free Donuts to Veterans

June 5, 2014 (Austin, Texas) – To celebrate The Salvation Army’s 77th annual National Donut Day, The Salvation Army Austin today announced that volunteers and staff will be giving away donuts at the Austin VA Outpatient Clinic, Friday June 6 from 8:30-10:30am. Three First Choice Emergency Room locations in Austin will also be giving away donuts in support of The Salvation Army’s National Donut Day.
In 1938 during The Great Depression, The Salvation Army in Chicago started National Donut Day as a fundraiser. It honors the United States military veterans and commemorates the work of Salvation Army volunteers who used donuts to comfort American soldiers in France and Germany during World War I.

“Salvation Army workers continue to care for and comfort hundreds of thousands of people each day who battle hunger, substance abuse and homelessness around the world,” said Lt. Colonel Henry Gonzalez, The Salvation Army’s Austin Area Commander. “It is with the support of our community partners like First Choice ER, that we are able to provide these services. As we celebrate 125 years of serving in the Austin area, we are grateful for the support of First Choice ER.”

The Salvation Army has also partnered with Entenmann’s Bakery for National Donut Day for the 4th consecutive year. This partnership includes a donation of $1 from Entenmann’s Bakery to The Salvation Army for every person who “likes” the Entenmann’s Facebook page between April 21st and June 30th (up to $30k). The Salvation Army is grateful to Krispy Kreme for helping provide donuts for this year’s local celebration. This continued support from partners such as these, allows The Salvation Army to continue Doing the Most Good in Travis and Williamson Counties.
In addition to the free donuts, for every person that stops by a First Choice Emergency Room facility for a quick tour, First Choice Emergency Room will donate $10 to The Salvation Army Austin, up to $20,000 total.

Veterans are welcome to drop by the Austin VA Outpatient Clinic, located at 7901 Metropolis Drive to receive donuts from Salvation Army staff and volunteers and to remember the Donut Girls.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to



June 6th Donut Day at the Austin VA Clinic


This Friday, June 6, Salvation Army staff and volunteers are headed to the Veteran’s Administration Outpatient Clinic located on 7901 Metropolis Dr, Austin, to offer donuts, along with the original World War I Donut Recipe, to veterans who have served our country. We are thrilled to be celebrating National Donut Day here in Austin with our local veterans.

The idea for Donut Day began on the battlefields of France during World War I when Salvation Army workers served coffee and doughnuts to soldiers in the trenches. Rations were poor so the doughnut idea was conceived as a means of bringing the soldiers cheer. Donuts were not the reason Salvation Army workers were in the fighting zones of France. Those men and women were there primarily to give spiritual aid and comfort to the American soldier and his allies. They were there to be a link with home and family.

Though that world war has come and gone, Salvation Army workers continue to care for and comfort thousands of people each day who battle hunger around the world and here in the Austin area. By supporting Donut Day, with a donation or through volunteering, you help The Salvation Army keep its food pantries, shelter, social services programs and childcare services alive and well in Travis and Williamson Counties.

77th Annual National Donut Day Fun Facts:dougnut

Salvation Army:

  • The Salvation Army started National Donut Day during the Great Depression as a way to raise funds and bring awareness to The Salvation Army’s social service programs.
  • National Donut Day commemorates the “donut lassies,” female Salvation Army volunteers who provided writing supplies, stamps, clothes-mending and home-cooked meals, and of course, donuts, for soldiers on the front lines.
  • Approximately 250 Salvation Army volunteers provided assistance to American soldiers in France starting in 1917 during WWI.
  • With limited resources, these treats were fried, only seven at a time. The Salvation Army’s Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance cleverly thought of frying donuts in soldiers’ helmets.
  • Last year, 30 million Americans received assistance from The Salvation Army’s 3,600 officers, 60,000 employees and 3.4 million volunteers.


Salvation Army Today General Cox Visits Atlanta

Salvation Army Today – General Cox Visits Atlanta

In this episode of Salvation Army Today:

General André Cox and Commissioner Silvia Cox visits Atlanta, Georgia, USA and a Salvation Army Volunteer finds $125,000. Find out what he did.

Salvation Army Today – General Cox Visits Atlanta

In this episode of Salvation Army Today:

General André Cox and Commissioner Silvia Cox visits Atlanta, Georgia, USA and a Salvation Army Volunteer finds $125,000. Find out what he did.