The Salvation Army of Bryan College Station http://www.salvationarmytexas.org/bryancollegestation The Salvation Army of Bryan College Station Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:50:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Refurbished Bellshill Corps—Salvation Army Today, July 10, 2014 http://www.salvationarmytexas.org/bryancollegestation/the-refurbished-bellshill-corps-salvation-army-today-july-10-2014/ Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:25:00 +0000 http://www.salvationarmytexas.org/elpaso/the-refurbished-bellshill-corps-salvation-army-today-july-10-2014/ Commissioner William Roberts dedicates the refurbished Bellshill Corps in Scotland.

The Salvation Army of Winston-Salem, NC sets out to collect 30 cars in 30 days for those in need.

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The Salvation Army’s Services Requested on Texas Border http://www.salvationarmytexas.org/bryancollegestation/the-salvation-armys-services-requested-on-texas-border/ Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:21:42 +0000 http://www.salvationarmytexas.org/elpaso/the-salvation-armys-services-requested-on-texas-border/ Emergency Disaster LogoThe mission statement of The Salvation Army clearly states the organization’s commitment to “meet human needs in His name without discrimination.” This practical ministry of The Salvation Army is in operation as volunteers and staff work to provide emergency assistance to immigrants who have crossed the Texas border.

At the request of Border Patrol and several other public agencies, The Salvation Army is working closely with a number of VOAD partners (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster) to ensure that humanitarian needs are being addressed for unaccompanied children and families being cared for by the Department of Health and Human Services. Food, clean clothing, hygiene products, showers, and other services are being made available in the towns of Brownsville, Harlingen, McAllen, Laredo and El Paso, communities where The Salvation Army has historically served for decades.

It is estimated that up to 500 individuals are being served daily with the greatest concentration being in McAllen, Laredo and El Paso.

“The Salvation Army is working with both government and partner agencies to provide emergency support, basic necessities, and relief in South West Texas to immigrant children and families,” said Major Richard McConniel, Divisional Secretary of The Salvation Army, Texas Division. “All around the world people come to The Salvation Army at their times of greatest need for help. The dynamic crisis along our country’s border is yet another call for our staff and volunteers to live out our mission, to meet human needs in the name of Christ without discrimination.”

Donations supporting the work of The Salvation Army on the Texas border can be made by mailing a check to 6500 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75235, with the notation “Disaster – TX Border Assistance” or by credit card at https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/uss/texas-border-assistance

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Salvation Army Today, June 26, 2014 http://www.salvationarmytexas.org/bryancollegestation/salvation-army-today-june-26-2014/ Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:07:32 +0000 http://www.salvationarmytexas.org/elpaso/salvation-army-today-june-26-2014/
General André Cox has set the “Mind the Gap” challenge

General André Cox has set the “Mind the Gap” challenge, which Salvationists and friends can raise funds to send people from developing world to The Salvation Army’s 150th anniversary celebration in London next year!

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The Salvation Army Responds to Twin Tornadoes in Nebraska http://www.salvationarmytexas.org/bryancollegestation/the-salvation-army-responds-to-twin-tornadoes-in-nebraska/ Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:44:24 +0000 http://www.salvationarmytexas.org/elpaso/the-salvation-army-responds-to-twin-tornadoes-in-nebraska/ Nebraska Twin Tornadoes via Today NewsAlexandria, Virginia (June 17, 2014) – The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) teams have mobilized in Pilger, NE following the severe weather and twin tornadoes that passed through the area yesterday. The teams are prepared to provide food, beverage and spiritual support to survivors and first responders.

Monetary donations are the most critical need as supplies and personnel are mobilized.

 

 

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Emergency Disaster Services Shower Trailer Sent To Greenville, Mississippi http://www.salvationarmytexas.org/bryancollegestation/emergency-disaster-services-shower-trailer-sent-greenville-mississippi/ Sun, 15 Jun 2014 16:00:04 +0000 http://www.salvationarmytexas.org/elpaso/emergency-disaster-services-shower-trailer-sent-greenville-mississippi/ EDS Shower TrailerGreenville, MS (June 14, 2014) – The Salvation Army’s Emergency Shower Trailer was deployed to Greenville MS this/weekend to support a community rejuvenation project being sponsored by The United Methodist Church of Greenville in conjunction with The Salvation Army Greenville corps.

According to Greenville Corps Officer, Major Alan Phillips, over 85 young people from Texas will be spending the week in the delta community.  The teams will be doing everything from painting homes in the community to building wheelchair ramps for those in need.

These young people will be staying in a downtown church and the facilities there are not adequate for the needs of that many people.   The United Methodist’s had utilized the trailer several years ago, so they contacted The Salvation Army for some more help.  In a matter of a few days, arrangements were made and the 6 stall mobile shower trailer was delivered to the church and set up.  Major Phillips stated, “We love being able to supply the needs of a community.  He added, “We love the Greenville area, and are glad that we could do something to help with this project.”

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster survivors, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.

For more information on The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services work, and how you might be able to help, please go to www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.

 

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Salvation Army Today – General Cox Visits Atlanta http://www.salvationarmytexas.org/bryancollegestation/salvation-army-today-general-cox-visits-atlanta-2/ Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:32:00 +0000 http://www.salvationarmytexas.org/elpaso/salvation-army-today-general-cox-visits-atlanta-2/ In this episode of Salvation Army Today:

General André Cox and Commissioner Silvia Cox visits Atlanta, Georgia, USA and a Salvation Army Volunteer finds $125,000. Find out what he did.

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Salvation Army Today – General Cox Visits Atlanta http://www.salvationarmytexas.org/bryancollegestation/salvation-army-today-general-cox-visits-atlanta/ Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:27:58 +0000 http://www.salvationarmytexas.org/elpaso/?p=10571 In this episode of Salvation Army Today:

General André Cox and Commissioner Silvia Cox visits Atlanta, Georgia, USA and a Salvation Army Volunteer finds $125,000. Find out what he did.

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Salvation Army Today May 29, 2014 http://www.salvationarmytexas.org/bryancollegestation/salvation-army-today-may-29-2014/ Fri, 30 May 2014 17:01:03 +0000 http://www.salvationarmytexas.org/elpaso/salvation-army-today-may-29-2014/ In this Salvation Army Today episode

The Salvation Army United Kingdom and Ireland territory is campaigning a fundraiser to make a huge difference in the fight against extreme poverty.

The Salvation Army of Chicago, Illinois is breaking ground on the Freedom Center.

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Salvation Army Today – Tuesday, May 27, 2014 http://www.salvationarmytexas.org/bryancollegestation/salvation-army-today-tuesday-may-27-2014/ Tue, 27 May 2014 17:21:58 +0000 http://www.salvationarmytexas.org/elpaso/salvation-army-today-tuesday-may-27-2014/

Featured on this episode of Salvation Army Today:

The Salvation Army New Window Icon women’s auxiliary of Rome, Georgia hosted its first annual “Run for the Homeless” 5k Race.

The Salvation Army of Milwaukee, Wisconsin New Window Icon has partner with Feed the Children to hand out food to families in need.

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Severe Flooding in Elk County, Pennsylvania http://www.salvationarmytexas.org/bryancollegestation/severe-flooding-in-elk-county-pa/ Fri, 23 May 2014 16:24:35 +0000 http://www.salvationarmytexas.org/elpaso/severe-flooding-in-elk-county-pa/
Flooding in Elk County - image via wajctv.com

Image via wajctv.com


The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is on scene in Ridgeway, PA (Elk County) responding to severe overnight flooding. The area has been hit hard with nearly half a foot of water, destroying over eight homes and several apartment buildings. Numerous families are displaced and have lost everything.

The Salvation Army EDS Punxsutawney team arrived on scene at 4:30 a.m. and the Pittsburgh team is en route as of 1:00 p.m. to provide additional food, hydration, and clean-up kits. Lt. Ester from The Salvation Army Ridgeway Unit is on-site providing emotional and spiritual care.

Our canteens were used to provide nearly 75 victims and first responders with breakfast. In addition, we fed over 300 people lunch and expect around 300 for dinner as well.

Teams on-site report that the water is starting to recede and the clean-up process is underway. The National Weather Service predicts scattered and isolated thunderstorms throughout the area until Saturday with a 20% chance of rain.

Other agencies on site include The American Red Cross, which set up a shelter, UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief), and Ridgeway Fire Department. We will continue to follow the status of the disaster and keep everyone informed as more information comes to light.

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