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Jesse Owens, Salvation Army Supporter

On This Day In History, August 9

Today, in 1936, Jesse Owens wins his 4th gold medal at the Berlin Olympic Games, becoming the 1st American to win 4 medals in one Olympiad.

Jesse Owens, Salvation Army Supporter

Jesse Owens later became a great supporter of The Salvation Army, specifically the South Mountain Youth and Family Center in Pheonix, AZ, which is now part of The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center of Phoenix South Mountain.

Jesse Owens, Salvation Army Supporter

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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View these and other pictures of the weekend event in the Flickr album. For this and other Olympic updates, check out their Facebook.