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Honoring the Outstanding Leadership of Eliza Shirley

1 November 2015

Eliza Shirley left London to come to America with her parents, personally determined to carry on The Salvation Army's work in Philadelphia. She walked the streets in search of an affordable meeting place, and dedicated her life's work to continuing the mission of doing the most good for those in the most need. Soon after they arrived in America and opened their first meeting space, they were expanding to serve West Philadelphia, and the rest is history.

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SALVATION ARMY APPOINTS NEW ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

1 November 2015

Judy Lynch, Senior Vice President, Employee Services of GlaxoSmithKline; Scott C. Borowsky, Founder and Executive Editor of Kane Communications, Inc.; and Stephen M. Spaeder, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and Development of Equus have recently joined The Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphiᡒs advisory board.

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The Salvation Army Responds to Devastating Earthquake in Nepal

1 November 2015

The Salvation Army is mobilizing emergency response personnel and supplies after a devastating 7.8-magnitude Earthquake in Nepal that flattened homes and buildings, causing widespread damage across the region and killing more than 2,000 people.

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Music Makes a Difference in a Child's Life

1 November 2015

The Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia is determined to keep music education alive through programs and partnerships that benefit children like Brielle. Her music education at the Army prompted her to make music a big part of her life. Now at the age of 18, she takes part in the Citadel Corp᳒ senior band as well as her schooᬒs orchestra.

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Cooking for a Cause

1 November 2015

For more than a decade, The Salvation Army's culinary arts job training and placement program has helped unemployed and underemployed individuals find meaningful and productive employment. Souᰒs On! provides willing individuals with the opportunity to learn and succeed in the workforce in a sustainable industry.

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Wells Fargo Spreads Financial Literacy in the Community

1 November 2015

In conjunction with The Salvation ArmṒs GED Program, Wells Fargo holds financial literacy classes to help students learn the basics of banking and finance. The course shares knowledge and products to help students start or restart their journey toward reaching their financial goals.

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Bill Burke to Chair Salvation Army National Advisory Board

1 October 2015

The Salvation Army's National Commander, David Jeffrey, announced that Mr. William J. Burke, senior vice president of marketing with Nationwide Insurance in Columbus, Ohio, will serve as National Advisory Board Chairman for The Salvation Army. Mr. Burke was elected to the position unanimously at a full meeting of the Army's national advisory board. Beginning in January 2015, he will serve a three-year term leading the efforts of the board for the nation's largest faith-based social service agency.

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Forman Mills Includes The Salvation Army in Give Back Giveaway

2 September 2015

Forman Mills announced that the corporation is teaming up with Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and Senator Tina Tartaglione to give out vouchers for winter gear in the West Philadelphia Forman Mills store and the Rising Sun Avenue Forman Mills store to less fortunate individuals and families, pre-selected with the assistance of The Salvation Army and other charities.

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Having the Heart to Make a Difference

2 September 2015

Sandy Sheller, Art & Family Therapist and president of The Sheller Family Foundation, has been serving The Salvation Army in Philadelphia for longer than her foundation has been around.

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Neighborhood Corps Community Center Nourishes the Body and Soul of Our Struggling Neighbors

2 June 2015

Hunger is rampant in Philadelphia. With a large homeless population and a decrease in government support, the need for food assistance is escalating. Aside from being unable to support themselves and their families, many people struggle to find the road to self-sufficiency. The devoted individuals at The Salvation Army Philadelphia Temple Corps Community Center understand this immense need, and work day in and day out to bring relief to those dealing with hardship.

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