Salvation Army campaign kicks off Nov. 11

Aaron Couch

The Salvation Army invites residents to ring in the New Year early for a good cause. The Red Kettle Campaign begins Nov. 11, and continues through Dec. 24. with volunteers ringing bells to at 15 locations throughout the community. Money collected will support Salvation Army programs, including emergency rent and ...

BBQ Style - Wednesday Lunch (8/18/10)

Diana Brauer

*We had a mellow day today.* We served **111** meals today. Everyone seemed to enjoy the BBQ Beef. We had a long line for seconds. There was **2** volunteers late this morning. They helped prepare part of the meal and then they came too my rescue to help serve lunch ...

Little Italy - Monday's Lunch (8/16/10)

Diana Brauer

While Kenny & I were preparing the meal in the morning, we were pleasantly surprised to have 5 volunteers from the the **Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Corrections Academy #3**. **Tony Istas, Andrew Haney, Ronna Crosby, Eric Hill and Loren Stone** helped with the meal preparation, food storage clean-up, sweeping & ...

Help Diana

Joe Ryan

You can help Diana or find other volunteer opportunities for yourself, your team, club or work group by calling 785-843-4188. Do the most good!

The Salvation Army announces new leaders for Kansas, western Missouri

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/users/kbritt/photos/2010/aug/16/196915/ Maj. Charles Smith is the new divisional commander, and his wife, Sharon, is the new director of women's ministries. The division is headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., and oversees Kansas and 10 counties in western Missouri. There are 23 Salvation Army community centers throughout the division, including [one in ...

Friday the 13th! Friday's Meal (8/13/10)

Diana Brauer

We served **91** meals today. I had **3** volunteers in the morning and **3** volunteers serving & cleaning up after lunch. **I appreciate EVERYTHING the volunteers here do.** **Lunch:** Hamburgers (with onions, garlic, green pepers, seasonings), corn, mashed potatoes, salad with dressings, apricots, desserts and drinks. Does anyone know of ...

OOHHH! Bologna! Wednesday's Meal (8/11/10)

Diana Brauer

We had a nice cool lunch today. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meal and the atmosphere. We served **80** meals. We had **1** volunteer in the morning to help with the meal preparation. I had **4** volunteers come in to help serve and **3** volunteers help clean-up. Thank You to ...

Right On, Target!

Wes Dalberg

Last Tuesday, The Salvation Army and Target joined together to provide 15 local school children with a back-to-school shopping spree. Each child received an $80 Target GiftCard to shop for their back -to-school needs. The children had a Savation Army volunteer chaperone assist them in picking out their items and ...

Be Part of the "Red Kettle" Campaign

Wes Dalberg

The Salvation Army has a new sub-group, the Red Kettle Campaign. Check-out the group and join with us to make a difference in our community this holiday season. Come Join Our Army!

What a Chili Day! Monday's Meal (8/9/10)

Diana Brauer

**We had Chili today for Lunch!** I know that it seems like an unlikely dish to serve in the summer, but it went over pretty well. We served **94** meals today. This morning we had to clean-up from the weekend. I could not have prepared the meal in enough time ...

Friday's Meal (8/6/10)

Diana Brauer

**What a beautiful day!** There was a nice breeze and the hummidity was down. It was a little easier to keep the dinning room cool for everyone. We had several volunteers today. **Ken** and I prepared the meal. We had **8** volunteers from KU's Applied English Center, along with their ...

Wednesday's Lunch (8/4/10)

Diana Brauer

**Hey everyone!** Today turned out to be a good day in the kitchen! We had a teacher, from a local junior high, volunteer with us all day today. He really helped us out! All together we had **2** volunteers helping with meal preparation, **7** volunteers help serve and **8** volunteers ...

Monday's Meal (8/2/10)

Diana Brauer

**Hello everyone!** We had a nice day at The Salvation Army. Ken, Dwight and I worked on getting the meal ready for everyone. An hour before mealtime we were joined by an exchange group from Kansai University in Japan attending KU's Applied English Center. Katie McClintic, the instructor, was with ...

29-year-old mother, baby face challenges of homelessness

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2010/jul/26/195677/ A 29-year-old woman was eating lunch at [The Salvation Army][1] on July 19, while her 3-month-old son slept in his stroller. They returned in the evening to get respite from the hot and humid weather. “I’ve been in an out of the shelter for about six years because of ...

Salvation Army employees talk about increasing need for services

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2010/jul/26/195641/ Holly Hulburt took food from the pantry in the basement of [The Salvation Army][1] and placed it on a long row of tables. He was sorting the food - rice, cereal, canned corn - into piles to put into grocery bags, based on family size. "We try to keep ...

Another update!

Diana Brauer

I forgot to mention how many we served. **86** was served. We received clothing, blankets, baskets, socks, shoes, journals and scarves from **3 different donations**. What we can not use here we will take to the Salvation Army Thrift Store. I have had **a few requests** from people that are ...

Lunch with The Salvation Army (7/30/10)

Diana Brauer

**What a GREAT DAY!** Today things went pretty quick. I had **2** volunteers for the morning duties and **2** volunteers in the afternoon. Thanks to everyone who helped. **Lunch Menu:** Chicken (donated from Dillons) & Turkey, Homemade baked beans, Mashed Potatoes, Corn on the Cob (donated from Voight Farms), Salad ...

Salvation Army food service director has compassion for those she serves

Karrey Britt

http://www.flickr.com/photos/51012353@N05/4755403179/ Diana Brauer is food service director at [The Salvation Army][1]. She has been working there since September. I visited with her while she was preparing lunch about 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 19. On the menu: hamburgers, fries and salad. Volunteer Ken Karr, a retired Lawrence resident, also was ...

44-year-old homeless woman training for job, hoping to 'stand on own' again

Karrey Britt

For three hours every night, [The Salvation Army][1] opens its basement to the homeless, giving them a respite from the streets. They can do laundry, read a newspaper, watch television, use a telephone and eat. The Salvation Army calls it the Warming & Cooling program. Sixty-four people — from babies ...

Salvation Army helps Lawrence family go from homelessness to housing

Karrey Britt

During the past three years, Marjie, 43, and her two children, ages 10 and 16, have overcome great challenges. They went from living comfortably on a monthly income of $4,500 to being homeless for about eight months. Now, they are living in a duplex on $588 per month. “It was ...

History and Mission of Salvation Army in Kansas and Missouri

The Salvation Army is the single largest provider of social services of its kind in the United States. It arrived in Kansas and Missouri more than 125 years ago to feed the hungry, clothe the poor and bring hope to the dispirited. Today, The Salvation Army helps more than 750,000 ...

Salvation Army Social Media

[Blog, Twitter, Flickr, You Tube][1] [Salvation Army USA on Facebook][2] [1]: http://media.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/www_usn_2.nsf [2]: http://www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyUSA

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