Jeff and Becky Stancil thought they were just looking for music lessons for their three boys Joshua, Jacob, and Joseph. But what they found was so much more than that. Because they are a homeschool family, Becky makes a point of finding opportunities[...]
Major Tim Williford is the new Corps Officer in St. Augustine. Prior to this post he was the Development Officer in Orlando for the last three years. His two daughters, Lindsey (age 23) and Caitlyn (age 18) have joined him on this move. We sat down w[...]
In celebration of National Donut Day The Salvation Army in Jacksonville delivered donuts generously donated by Publix to JSO and JFRD stations across the city to thank the men and women who daily risk their lives to keep our community safe. Some Salv[...]
On the second floor of The Salvation Army’s Towers Center of Hope in downtown Jacksonville, a group of men gather in a small room. In the center of the room, volunteer Mitch Silverman leans over a laptop computer and patiently points to the screen. H[...]
Daryl Albury joyfully serves his community, not only in his work in law enforcement, but also as a bell ringer for The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle campaign. Daryl shared with us why he volunteers and what it means to him. Q: Please tell [...]
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[...]