Salvation Army Today—March 21, 2013

This week they cover prom, visit a Salvation Army program in South Africa, and more.

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JCPenney Cares!

Thank you for Rounding Up with JCPenney Cares!

The Salvation Army, Texas Division, received a portion of funds raised as a result of our national partnership with JCPenney. Each month JCPenney Cares supports a new cause, inviting customers to “round up” their purchases to the nearest dollar. This past holiday season The Salvation Army was the designated charity for the month of December.

The Texas Division received an amazing $282,574.45 from the Round Up program! In addition, $2,777.77 was provided to The Salvation Army through the JCPenney holiday button promotion. As a result, five Area Commands (Dallas Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, El Paso) 25 Corps locations and 15 Service Units/Centers benefitted from this national program. Funds go towards funding various programs and services specific to their respective communities.

Thank you to all or our supporters for “rounding up” at JCPenney and helping The Salvation Army continue the promise of ‘Doing The Most Good’ in communities throughout Texas.


On This Day In History: March 20

In 1928, Fred Rogers, Presbyterian clergyman and host of public TV’s longest running children’s program: “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood,” was born. In 2002, Mr. Rogers took part in the dedication of the first Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, in San Diego. The Salvation Army’s Don Bell made Mr. Rogers feel right at home by helping him slip into a custom navy zippered Salvation Army sweater. Click here to see more on Kroc Centers and dedication video.

125th Anniversary of San Francisco Chinatown Worship Center (Corps)

On this Day in History—March 18

In 1886, The Salvation Army Chinatown Corps in San Francisco opened in an area full of opium dens, gambling, drinking, brothels and child prostitution. Captain Fong Foo Sec sent a telegram declaring, “The first Chinese Salvation Army Corps is now an accomplished fact.” The first Chinese Salvation Army Corps in the world was in San Francisco. In 2011, just two years ago, they celebrated their 125th anniversary of service, Doing The Most Good!


Words of Welcome to Pope and Archbishop of Canterbury from General Linda Bond

General Linda Bond, international leader of The Salvation Army, has sent messages of welcome to Pope Francis I and to the Rt Hon and Most Rev Justin Welby, who will be enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury, leader of the Church of England, on March 21.

To Archbishop Welby she wrote:

“The Church universal faces great challenges as we seek to minister the gospel of Jesus Christ and so I want to assure you that Salvationists stand with their Anglican sisters and brothers in the cause of Christ. God bless and keep you and grant you wisdom, courage and strength.”

In her message to His Holiness Pope Francis she said: “My prayer is that God will give you physical and spiritual strength, as well as holy courage, so that you might stand firm as a true soldier of Jesus Christ. God bless and keep you always and grant you his peace.”

Reposted from the The Salvation Army USA’s Blog.
Photo Courtesy of the Vatican Radio – English Section Facebook Page.

Salvation Army Today—March 14

Salvation Army Today—March 14

There’s a new Salvation Army Today posted! This week they revisit Japan two years after the 2011 tsunami and listen to one man’s story of triumph over addiction.

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Students From Cavazos Middle School Makes Blanket Donation To Lubbock’s Shelter

It is awesome when young people come together and get involved! These middle school students donated blankets to The Salvation Army of Lubbock’s shelter. Great job guys! Go Cavaliers!

Texas Youth Councils 2013 Logo

On This Day In History—March 14

In 1897, the first Salvation Army united youth meetings (Youth Councils) took place. This year The Salvation Army Youth Councils in Texas will be held April 5th-7th with “Take Time” Hosea 10:12 as the theme. An anticipated 600 young people from across Texas will meet at Camp Hoblitzelle for this 2013 weekend retreat!

The weekend is designed to help youth connect with God with powerful worship, exciting dramas, and creative messages that are relevant to what is going on in their lives today. We want, more than anything, for them to return home knowing what it means to love and serve Jesus and to have a relationship with Him.


Women’s Ministries Associate Employee Position

The Women’s Ministries department at Divisional Headquarters has an open employee position “Women’s Ministries Associate” to fill. We are excited about this opportunity to add to our team! If you know of anyone in the Dallas area that might be a good candidate for us to consider please pass this information on them ASAP. We are looking to hire mid April . . . beginning to interview right away.

In order to be considered for the position, all applications must be submitted via the career site that Divisional Headquarters uses: .

French Salvation Army Cups

On This Day In History—March 13

In 1881, the first French Salvation Army meeting took place in Paris. Today, the French Salvation Army Foundation:

  • serves 110,000 meals with volunteer help
  • accommodates 160,000 persons in its emergency shelters
  • receives 74,000 persons in its day centers
  • cares for 50 patients in its convalescent home
  • helps 40 missing persons to reunite with loved ones through its Family Tracing Service