On This Day In History—July 31

Today, in 1916: the future racing legend Louise Smith, who will become the first woman inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, is born in Barnesville, Georgia. She is known as the “First Lady of NASCAR”.

The Shield has been seen on a NASCAR race car! Morgan Shepherd carried The Salvation Army logo at NASCAR’s Daytona 500.

The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga Awards $142,850.00 in Long-Term Recovery Aid

Cleveland, TN (July 30, 2012)—Over one year after the deadly tornados that swept through the Tennessee Valley, The Salvation Army is still on the front-lines serving the unmet needs of storm survivors.

On Wednesday, August 1st, The Salvation Army will present a check of $58,700.00 to the Bradley County Schools for assistance serving the Michigan Avenue Elementary and Blue Springs Elementary Schools. The check presentation will take place during the Bradley County teacher in-service meeting located at The North Cleveland Church of God, 335 Eleventh Street NE at 8:00 AM.

On Thursday, August 2nd, The Salvation Army will present a check of $84,150.00 at the ground breaking ceremony of a home being rebuilt located at 1405 Lee Street SE. The check will be presented at the 11:00 AM ground breaking ceremony to the chair of the Bradley County Long Term Recovery Organization, Jim Pollier.

The Salvation Army began serving survivors immediately after the first tornado swept through the Southeast and continues to serve today! Because The Salvation Army commits to spending 100% of the money raised for a disaster on that disaster, The Salvation Army is able to assist with long term recovery needs. Though only $380,000.00 was raised locally, money poured into The Salvation Army’s territorial offices allowing the local Salvation Army to commit to $1.5 million dollars for the April 2011 Tornado Relief efforts.

To volunteer or to donate with ongoing assistance please visit www.csarmy.org, call 1-800-Sal-Army, or mail in a monetary donation to 822 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37403. For more information please contact Kimberly George, Director of Marketing, at 423-503-1801.

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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. 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 victims, 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 spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

The Salvation Army Hands Out Water At The Olympics

The Salvation Army handed out thousands of water bottles to Olympic spectators this weekend at King’s Cross Station. 39,335 bottles, to be exact! A lot of water, for a lot of thirsty people!

Jesus said “But whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:14″

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The Olympics Start Today!

Happy Olympics Kickoff Day everyone! This year, the 2012 Summer Olympics are in London! The torch is being carried right past The Salvation Army IHQ!

On This Day In History—July 18

On This Day in History: 1918, Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa (1994-1999) is born. Pictured: Commissioners Israel & Eva Gaither, while Territorial Leaders of Southern Africa with President Mandela.

On This Day In History—July 17

On this Day in History: 1955, The first Disneyland theme park, in Anaheim, California, officially opens.

Conroe Canteen Helps With Post Flooding Relief Efforts

Salvation Army staff and volunteers are serving in areas of Houston affected by flooding, providing pastoral care, food and clean up kits to residents who are beginning the clean up process after torrential rains. Read more about it…

Texas City Services Held in Storage Shed Sunday

The Salvation Army in Texas City held services in a storage shed, Sunday, after their building was destroyed by fire.

Saints and Sinners

On This Day In History—July16

1935, the world’s first parking meter, Park-O-Meter No.1, is installed in Oklahoma City.