Did you know the average American produces about 4.5 lbs of trash every day, adding up to about 250 tons each year for our total population? With your help, The Salvation Army reduces this amount by reusing your donated goods to sell at our Family Store. Your belongings are spared from landfills, and fewer new products need to be manufactured!
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.
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.
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.
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.