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Salvation Army’s Role in the Historic 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

On April 18, 1906, 108 years ago today, the city of San Francisco was shattered by a magnitude 8.25 earthquake. Three days of fires followed, as many as 3,000 people lost their lives, and 227,000 of the city’s 400,000 citizens were left homeless. Over 80% of San Francisco was destroyed. All but two of The Salvation Army’s buildings in San Francisco were destroyed in the earthquake. Despite their own losses, The Salvation Army was a major part of the recovery and revival of the city following the historic disaster.

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The Salvation Army Celebrates Holy Week with Events Throughout the Week!

The Chattanooga Salvation Army will celebrate Easter with its traditional Easter Sunrise Service at the National Cemetery at 1200 Bailey Avenue at the flag pole overlooking beautiful downtown Chattanooga! For more than 35 years, The Salvation Army has partnered with the National Cemetery for the Easter Sunrise Service. All are invited to worship at 7:02 AM as the sun rises over Chattanooga.

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Happy Birthday, General William Booth!

Today is Salvation Army founder General William Booth’s birthday! He was born on April 10, 1829 in Sneinton, Nottingham, England. Today, we remember General Booth’s legacy; his faith in God’s word, his compassion for those in need, and his dedication to a lifetime of service.

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The Salvation Army Thanks The Dynamic Church During National Volunteer Week!

National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, gives The Salvation Army the opportunity to thank its volunteers who serve passionately, willingly and selflessly on the front lines each day. One of the super groups that serve alongside us is the Dynamic Church. We can’t thank the Dynamic Church enough for all that they have done and continue to do for our community. Their time and skills are priceless gifts that have the power to transform lives in our community.

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It’s National Volunteer Week and our Volunteers are the Best!

National Volunteer Week, proclaimed by President Nixon in 1974, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It's about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.

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