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It started as an off-the-cuff comment as Yesha Ministries’ Nick Swanda and The Salvation Army’s Robert Devers sat next to one another at a nonprofit event. Wouldn’t it be neat to offer Yesha’s Christian-based Tae Kwon Do classes to the kids living at[...]
­­­Terry was in a bad way. A disabled Navy veteran, he left the derelict motel he had been living in and was staying in a friend’s garage. But the temperatures were getting cooler and he knew he couldn’t stay there forever. The day he walked into The[...]
One year ago, Tracey was helping her community by ringing a bell at a Salvation Army red kettle. Today, she is a resident of The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Lodge, getting help from the very programs she supported though her ringing efforts. “I never[...]
Christmas time may be over, but we are still basking in the glow of our gratitude for all of the many volunteers and the community partners who made the 2016 Christmas season such a success. We’re happy to report that The Angel Tree program pro[...]
A meaningful Thanskgiing
Thanks and giving are always in the air at The Salvation Army’s annual distribution of Thanksgiving turkeys and all the ingredients to make a special meal. But for Jocelyn Parrish, this year’s turkey has extra meaning. Jocelyn is one of e[...]
Casey Jones, local survivor of the “Miracle on the Hudson” plane crash delivered an astonishing 510 turkeys to The Salvation Army’s Towers Center of Hope in downtown Jacksonville. For the past seven years Mr. Jones has made it a personal mission to h[...]
Ten children whose families are current or former residents of the Red Shield Lodge shelter had the opportunity to join kids from organizations across Jacksonville for a stadium sleepover hosted by the Jacksonville Jaguars and Ashley HomeStore. The k[...]
Student artist Joanna Goodrich is on a mission to bring some color to a special space. The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Lodge was recently gifted with a beautiful new playground. When construction was complete, it was a much-needed refuge for th[...]
The Salvation Army’s Clay County Corps is serious about sending kids back to school prepared.Its a time of year that can place a serious financial burden on families who are living paycheck-to-paycheck, or who are dealing with unexpected expens[...]
LEAP volunteers at meal ministry
LEAP (Ladies Empowering Attitudes with Purpose) is a networking and support group for women who want to do better and be better in their work and social lives. Ever since the group was founded a year ago, LEAP has volunteered faithfully at The Salvat[...]