The Salvation Army

12.14.2015 The Salvation Army Comments Off on Boy Scouts Collect Food For Salvation Army

Boy Scouts Collect Food For Salvation Army

 

Christine and Cayleigh: Christine Stutson (Center), from San Bernardino and her daughter Cayleigh Brown 13 (left), were among those who help fill the basket assigned to Scout William Anderson 11(right), who attends Little Mountain Elementary School.

Christine and Cayleigh: Christine Stutson (Center), from San Bernardino and her daughter Cayleigh Brown 13 (left), were among those who help fill the basket assigned to Scout William Anderson 11(right), who attends Little Mountain Elementary School.

 

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.)           – Boy Scouts from the Inland Empire have recently collected 7,100 lbs. – almost four tons – of food for The Salvation Army, San Bernardino Corps.

 

“That was a lot of food, and we need it,” said Major Daniel Henderson, corps officer. “But we would appreciate your donations of food as well, because this amount is less than it has been some years.”

 

“We use this food primarily in the 600 gift boxes we give to area families in need at Christmas, and it will also help supplement our daily meal program, including special holiday meals we are serving on Christmas Day,” he added. “You can drop food off at our new headquarters building, 2626 Pacific Street in Highland.”

 

In December, the San Bernardino Corps assembles holiday food baskets for more than 600 local families. Canned food donations received from the Boy Scouts will be included in those baskets along with a $10 gift card to Stater Bros. for a Turkey. In addition to the holiday baskets, a delicious Christmas Dinner is served on Christmas Day to those in need.

 

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11.23.2015 The Salvation Army Comments Off on Community shows its generosity to Salvation Army

Community shows its generosity to Salvation Army

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(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.)  – There were people holding hand-lettered cardboard signs at The Salvation Army recently, but the Sharpie scrawls did not read, “HOMELESS. ANYTHING HELPS!” A dozen people shared “before and after” signs at the non-profit’s annual luncheon, demonstrating how their individual lives had been transformed by The Salvation Army. One woman held a “drugs, gangs, jail “ sign which she put down and replaced with a sign that read, “ fulltime Mom & CNA !”(certified nursing assistant). The goal of the annual event is to let supporters know that lives are truly transformed by their donations. 
  
The Annual Transforming Lives Luncheon was held on October 28, 2015 at the new San Bernardino Salvation Army, 2626 East Pacific Street and met its goal of raising $ 50,000 to provide MEALS for the hungry, SHELTER for the homeless, HOPE for the hopeless and REFUGE for children. 
  
James Ramos, Chairperson of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors was the keynote speaker and Lieutenants Kelly and David Cain shared their individual stories of being addicts, turning to The Salvation Army for help and being completely changed. They each became Salvation Army soldiers, met at church, married and now give their lives to The Salvation Army as Corps Officers, serving in Moreno Valley. 
  
“We are deeply grateful for this caring and giving community, and this luncheon is an opportunity to say thank you, and share individual stories of lives transformed,” says Major Daniel Henderson, administrator and pastor of The Salvation Army San Bernardino. 
  
The Salvation Army has been in San Bernardino since 1887, and also serves Bloomington, Colton, Grand Terrace, Highland, Rialto, assisting more than 2,000 people each month with: 
  
Meals and food for the homeless 
Shelter and Safety for abused, homeless, and previously incarcerated neighbors 
Housing and training for men recovering from substance abuse 
After school care and summer camp for at-risk children 
Scouting programs for children and teens 
Church services and spiritual guidance 
Emergency Services in times of disaster 
  
 
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About The Salvation Army: 
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 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. About 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to http://www.sandiego.salvationarmy.org 
  

12.29.2014 The Salvation Army Comments Off on Stater Brothers Charities Donates $30,000 to Salvation Army

Stater Brothers Charities Donates $30,000 to Salvation Army

Left to right: Salvation Army Captain Anya Henderson, Sara Cain, Executive Director Stater Bros. Charities;  Tom Brickely, Salvation Army Advisory Board Chairman;  salvation Army Major Daniel  Henderson; Susan Atkinson, Vice President of Corporate Affairs Stater Bros. Markets; Attorney Wilfrid Lemann, Partner Fullerton, Lemann, Schaefer & Dominick, LLP a

Left to right: Salvation Army Captain Anya Henderson, Sara Cain, Executive Director Stater Bros. Charities; Tom Brickely, Salvation Army Advisory Board Chairman; salvation Army Major Daniel Henderson; Susan Atkinson, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Stater Bros. Markets; William Booth Society charman Attorney Wilfrid Lemann, Partner Fullerton, Lemann, Schaefer & Dominick, LLP.

 

(San Bernardino, CA)  A $30,000 donation from Stater Bros. Charities to the Salvation Army will serve the needs of thousands of hungry, homeless and hopeless people in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.

 

The Stater Bros. Charities donation was delivered at the Annual William Booth Society luncheon held at the new home of The Salvation Corp set to open in the second quarter of 2015.

 

$15,000 is designated to Salvation Army Southern California division and $15,000 is for six Inland Empire Corps $2,500 each: San Bernardino, Murrieta, Riverside, Moreno Valley, Redlands, and Hemet.

 

“The Stater Bros. Charities donation supports the Salvation Army’s delivery of Gods love and services to the low income and homeless people in our need. This service includes daily food service, and our sheltering operation for families,” said Major Daniel Henderson director of the San Bernardino Area Corps.

 

“Stater Bros. is proud to partner with area food banks and local non-profit agencies to serve the needs of our local communities, rarely getting approved” said Jack H. Brown, Chairman and Chief Executive Office of Stater Bros. Markets.

 

“Many of our hard working customers have exhausted their resources and are being forced to get extra help this holiday season. During these tough times … we will not let our customers stand alone,” Brown further added.

 

“Last year 60,475 free, hot, nutritious meals were lovingly served to the hungry from The Salvation Army’s homeless shelter, and Sunday through Friday at 4:45 p.m. at the Corps Office on 746 West 5th Street in San Bernardino,” said Major Henderson.

 

Homeless families received 12,464 nights of companionate shelter last year. Many supportive services are provided with each night of shelter including: meals, laundry, hot showers, tutoring and case management,” said Anne Metu, MILR, CADC-II director of the Transitional Housing Center.

 

 

The traditional Salvation Army Red Kettles will be in front of Stater Bros. Supermarkets from November 17th through December 23rd collecting nickels, dimes and quarters to help those who are most vulnerable in the community where the donations are made.

 

For more information in the Salvation Army Emergency Shelter call (909) 888-4880. For information about the emergency meals program call (909) 888-1336.

 

About the Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps

The Salvation Army may be able to provide emergency services including food; lodging for homeless or displaced families; clothing and furniture; assistance with rent or mortgage and transportation when funds are available. The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) assists rescue workers and evacuees in such disasters as fires.

 

The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church, and also offers evangelical programs for boys, girls and adults. One of the largest charitable and international service organizations in the world, The Salvation Army has been in existence since 1865 and in San Bernardino since 1887, supporting those in need without discrimination. The San Bernardino Corps of The Salvation Army serves Bloomington, Colton, Grand Terrace, Highland, Rialto, and San Bernardino. Donations may always be made online at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-(800)-SAL-ARMY. Our local number is (909) 888-1336.

 

About Stater Bros. Charities:

Stater Bros. Charities is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports critical needs in the communities where Stater Bros. employees live and work.  Since 2008, Stater Bros. Charities has provided funding to countless local organizations and causes that benefit hunger relief, children’s well-being, education, health, and help for our nation’s veterans.  Funds are raised throughout the year from generous customers, supplier friends, and caring members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family.

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12.23.2014 The Salvation Army Comments Off on $30,000 Donation from San Manuel Helps Salvation Army Serve the Needy

$30,000 Donation from San Manuel Helps Salvation Army Serve the Needy

Left to right: Salvation Army Major Daniel Henderson, Captain Anya Henderson; Tom Brickely, Salvation Army Advisory Board Chairman;  Mindy Silva, Program Officer- Health & Economic Development, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians; Attorney Wilfrid Lemann, Partner Fullerton, Lemann, Schaefer & Dominick, LLP a

Left to right: Salvation Army Major Daniel Henderson, Captain Anya Henderson; Tom Brickley, Salvation Army Advisory Board Chairman; Mindy Silva, Program Officer- Health & Economic Development, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians; Attorney Wilfrid Lemann, Partner Fullerton, Lemann, Schaefer & Dominick, LLP .

 

(San Bernardino, CA)  A $30,000 grant from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians helps the San Bernardino area Salvation Army serve the needs of thousands of hungry, homeless and hopeless people in San Bernardino, Highland, Rialto, Colton, Grand Terrace and Bloomington.

 

“San Manuel’s funding supported our Emergency Food and Shelter Program,” said Major Daniel Henderson director of the San Bernardino Area Corps. The Salvation Army’s daily food service helps low income and homeless, and their sheltering operation houses homeless families.

 

“Last year 60,475 free, hot, nutritious meals were served to the hungry from The Salvation Army’s homeless shelter, and Sunday through Friday at 4:45 p.m. at the Corps Office on 746 West 5th Street in San Bernardino,” said Major Henderson.

 

“We help with more than a meal. We also deliver prayer and God’s love. Other services include help for people in need with counseling, laundry, hot showers and use of bathrooms. The Salvation Army’s daily meals service opens the door for people who want to get off the streets through our shelter programs,” said Major Henderson.

 

Homeless families received 12,464 nights of shelter last year. Many supportive services are provided with each night of shelter including: meals, laundry, hot showers, tutoring and case management,” said Anne Metu, MILR, CADC-II director of the Transitional Housing Center.

 

“The people served at The Salvation Army shelter come from all walks of life. The challenges of homelessness touch all ethnic groups and ages. We serve many single parent families with children, and women without children,” said Metu.

 

“Men are welcome if they are legally married within the family, or they have sole custody of their minor children. We do not accept single men as the need is so great for women, children and families,” said Metu.

 

The issue of homelessness continues to disrupt many families in the Inland Empire region. These displaced individuals are thrust into living situations that make them vulnerable to many problems.

 

Providing emergency services is not an easy undertaking. Displaced families are vulnerable, scared, and often have attitude and behavioral issues upon arrival at the shelter. “Our front-line strategy is to have capable and caring staff to help new arrivals through the entire shelter process from intake to graduation,” said Metu.

 

The emergency shelter is a 90-day program. The Salvation Army also offers a 24-month transitional program for which people staying at the shelter are eligible.

 

The Salvation Army may be able to provide emergency services including food; lodging for homeless or displaced families; clothing and furniture; assistance with rent or mortgage and transportation when funds are available.

 

Other services offered include: Alcohol and Drug Treatment, Casework Services, Character Building Programs, Christian Education, Clinics Services, Community Recreation & Education Programs, Disaster Services, Emergency Shelter, Food & Nutrition Programs, Group Homes, Group Work Services, Homemaker Services, Men’s Ministries, Military Personnel Assistance, Missing Persons, Music & Arts Programs, Residential Camping Activities, Seasonal Services, Senior Citizens Residences, Transitional Care & Work Release, Transitional Housing, Visitation Services, Women’s Ministries, Worship Services – Church

 

The Salvation Army works closely with many other agencies to achieve reach the goals of our program. Examples include Stater Bros. Markets, the Arrowhead United Way, San Bernardino County and City School Districts, CAP, and many other businesses and organizations.

 

For more information in the Salvation Army Emergency Shelter call (909) 888-4880. For information about the emergency meals program call (909) 888-1336.

 

 

About the Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps

The Salvation Army may be able to provide emergency services including food; lodging for homeless or displaced families; clothing and furniture; assistance with rent or mortgage and transportation when funds are available. The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) assists rescue workers and evacuees in such disasters as fires.

 

The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church, and also offers evangelical programs for boys, girls and adults. One of the largest charitable and international service organizations in the world, The Salvation Army has been in existence since 1865 and in San Bernardino since 1887, supporting those in need without discrimination.

 

The San Bernardino Corps of The Salvation Army serves Bloomington, Colton, Grand Terrace, Highland, Rialto, and San Bernardino. Donations may always be made online at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-(800)-SAL-ARMY. Our local number is (909) 888-1336.

 

About the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

The San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians is a federally recognized American Indian tribe located near the city of Highland, Calif. The Serrano Indians are the indigenous people of the San Bernardino highlands, passes, valleys and mountains who share a common language and culture. The San Manuel reservation was established in 1891 and recognized as a sovereign nation with the right of self-government. As an indigenous community the origins and history of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians stem from our relationship with the land and to all who share it. Since ancient times we have expressed ourselves through a culture of giving. Today, San Manuel is able to answer the call of Yawa’ (Serrano word meaning “to act on one’s beliefs”) through partnerships with charitable organizations. We have drawn upon our history, knowledge, expertise and cultural values to direct our philanthropic giving in our local region, as well as to Native American causes nationwide. For more information, visit http://www.sanmanuel-nsn.gov.

 

About San Manuel’s Charitable Giving Program

San Manuel’s charitable giving program supports organizations that provide services in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. Applications are also accepted from Tribal Governments and Tribal nonprofit organizations throughout the United States. Resources are directed within four areas of program focus to benefit these communities and improve quality of life for adults, children and families. Giving priorities include Education, Health, Economic Development and Special Projects. Applications in each area are considered through the lens of demonstrated community need, and an organization’s capacity to meet that need.

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12.22.2014 The Salvation Army Comments Off on Salvation Army Serves Christmas Dinner

Salvation Army Serves Christmas Dinner

Volunteers serve Thanksgiving Dinner at  The Salvation Army: Serving on the food line (left to right) is Nancy Veaegas, Niyahn Summey, Walt Summey, and Robert Sanchez.  We are ready for Christmas Dinners.

Volunteers serve Thanksgiving Dinner at The Salvation Army: Serving on the food line (left to right) is Nancy Veaegas, Niyahn Summey, Walt Summey, and Robert Sanchez. We are ready for Christmas Dinners.

(San Bernardino, Calif.) The San Bernardino Salvation Army Corp (www.salvationarmyusa.org) hosts its annual Christmas Dinner for hundreds of needy families at its headquarters, at 746 W. Fifth Street in San Bernardino. As always, the dinner will be held on Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25th, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Christmas Eve worship serves start at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel at the same location.

For 127 years, the annual San Bernardino Salvation Army Christmas dinner has served thousands of people in thousands of families. The Christmas Dinner helps single mothers with children and people who do not have the means to provide them selves a Christmas dinner or seek Christian fellowship with others.

People come from throughout the Inland Valley for this Christmas dinner, which often serves more than 300 people each year. This year, guests will enjoy a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, consisting of potatoes, gravy, stuffing, vegetables, pie and other food received through donations.

“Every year, the community and volunteers come together to provide the food preparation and service of holiday meals to dinner guests,” said Major Daniel Henderson, Commander of The Salvation Army San Bernardino Corp. “Our volunteers really do an outstanding job, helping to make a difference for those who are less fortunate during the holiday season, as well as throughout the year.”

Many of the services provided by the Salvation Army, such as this annual Community Christmas dinner, are made possible through in-kind donations and money raised through the Red Kettle Bell Ringer campaign. Each Christmas, Inland Empire Salvation Army Corps combine to serve more than 1,000 people holiday meals.

The hungry families are joined by hundreds of volunteers who help prepare the food and serve meals to the families. Along with asking volunteers to help serve food, the Salvation Army is encouraging people to donate turkeys or hams, side dishes and other food by calling (909) 888-1336.

“The San Bernardino Corps also needs food every day for those at our Hospitality House living shelter,” said Major Henderson. Up to 75 family members stay in its transitional and emergency family shelters.

“Last year 60,475 free, hot, nutritious meals were served to the hungry from The Salvation Army’s homeless shelter, and Sunday through Friday at 4:45 p.m. at the Corps Office on 746 West 5th Street in San Bernardino,” said Major Henderson.

For more information about the Salvation Army Christmas dinner, donations or volunteering for The Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps, call (909) 888-1336.

 

About The Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps

The Salvation Army may be able to provide emergency services including food; lodging for homeless or displaced families; clothing and furniture; assistance with rent or mortgage and transportation when funds are available. The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) assists rescue workers and evacuees in such disasters as fires.

The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church, and also offering holistic programs for people of all ages. One of the largest charitable and international service organizations in the world, The Salvation Army has been in existence since 1865 and in San Bernardino since 1887, supporting those in need without discrimination.

The San Bernardino Corps of The Salvation Army serves Bloomington, Colton, Grand Terrace, Highland, Rialto, and San Bernardino. Donations may always be made online at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-(800)-SAL-ARMY. Our local number is (909) 888-1336.

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12.08.2014 The Salvation Army Comments Off on What Do Needy Children Want for Christmas this Year? Check the Tag

What Do Needy Children Want for Christmas this Year? Check the Tag

 Three year old Allie Chavez is happy to give donations to The Salvation Army’s Giving Tree Program. Photo by Paul Martinez.

Three year old Allie Chavez is happy to give donations to The Salvation Army’s Giving Tree Program. Photo by Paul Martinez.

 

The Salvation Army has served the San Bernardino Area Since 1887

 

(San Bernardino, CA) It might seem like a very small gesture in the grand scheme of things, but when the local Salvation Army Corps (www.salvationarmyusa.org), local residents and several businesses join forces to make the Christmass season memorable for needy children, it makes a huge difference in so many lives with tags.

 

“Just pick up a Giving Tree tag and buy a needy child the gift listed on the tag! The Giving Tree matches donors with hundreds of children who are relying on The Salvation Army this year to bring them a Merry Christmas,” said Daniel Henderson, Corps officer for the San Bernardino Salvation Army.

 

The San Bernardino Area Tree is at Inland Center Mall in San Bernardino. It helps the San Bernardino Salvation Army Corps provide toys to children of 600 disadvantaged families in San Bernardino, Rialto, Highland, Grand Terrace, Colton, Muscoy and Bloomington.

 

“You can support our Giving Tree by visiting our table in the Inland Center Mall from November 29th to December 24th,” said Major Henderson.

 

Shoppers wishing to participate in the Giving Tree will find cards attached to the Giving Tree. These cards include the names and wish lists of needy children whose families cannot afford to buy gifts. Shoppers simply pluck a tag off the Giving Tree and head for the appropriate store to purchase their gift donations. Shoppers keep the card as an ornament to hang on their own Christmas tree, reminding them of their good deed.

José Gonzalez is a first time volunteer with The Salvation Army, and chose to help the Giving Tree Program at the Inland Center Mall this year. “It feels good to be volunteering and collecting toys for kids this Christmas,” said Gonzalez. Photo by Paul Martinez.

José Gonzalez is a first time volunteer with The Salvation Army, and chose to help the Giving Tree Program at the Inland Center Mall this year. “It feels good to be volunteering and collecting toys for kids this Christmas,” said Gonzalez. Photo by Paul Martinez.

 

Larry Rangal, of Highland, donated two toys to the Giving Tree Program. Charity has been an ongoing tradition for Rangal since marrying his wife more than 21 years ago.

 

“This is one of our little quirks. Now that our kids are grown-up and out of the house, we thought we’d provide toys for other children,” said Rangal. “It makes you feel good too.”

 

Jill Grace, of Highland, was shopping with 3-year-old Allie Chavez when she noticed the Giving Tree and decided to donate two large bags with about 10 toys. “These children are not asking for much,” said Grace. “What child asks for Monopoly, especially nowadays.”

 

Grace became involved with The Salvation Army more than a decade ago, during the September 11th tragedy. “I have always been a giving person, and I thought to myself ‘how can I help’,” said Grace. By volunteering with The Salvation Army, Grace was able to provide that help. “Me and my husband helped The Salvation Army serve meals to the workers at Ground Zero,” said Grace.

 

“This is a great way to start a tradition with your own family, by selecting a gift for a needy child together. The gifts are based on their individual wishes and for some children, it may be the only gift they receive all year,” said Major Henderson.

 

To share Christmas joy with a deserving child, come to Inland Center Mall  and select a tag indicating a child’s age, sex and gift preference. Or find and order a gift for a local child online at jcp.com/angel. Photo by Carl Dameron

To share Christmas joy with a deserving child, come to Inland Center Mall and select a tag indicating a child’s age, sex and gift preference. Or find and order a gift for a local child online at jcp.com/angel. Photo by Carl Dameron

“Soccer balls, dolls and clothes are just a few items on each child’s wish list,” said Major Henderson. “Shoppers who participate in the program are encouraged to shop for more than what is needed on the list. I can’t think of a better way for local people including business owners and managers to help the community and spread the spirit of Christmas.”

 

The Salvation Army is looking for other business owners and managers who would like to have a tree at their place of business for employees and/or customers.

 

To host a Giving Tree in San Bernardino, Colton, Grand Terrace, Rialto, Bloomington, Muscoy or Highland, call (909) 888-1336.

 

The Riverside Salvation Army Angel Program collects toys for needy kids this Christmas. Toys are collected at The Riverside Salvation Army office located at 3695 1st St., Riverside, CA 92501. To make a donation please call (951) 784-4490, Ext. 100.

 

Arlene and Priscilla Delgado, ages 4 and 8, each used their savings to purchase Christmas toys for a less fortunate child through the Salvation Army San Bernardino Corp’s Giving Tree program at Inland Center Mall. Help the Salvation Army obtain more toys for children in need by going to the Giving Tree near the mall’s Food Court. Photo by Kelly Silvestri-Raabe

Arlene and Priscilla Delgado, ages 4 and 8, each used their savings to purchase Christmas toys for a less fortunate child through the Salvation Army San Bernardino Corp’s Giving Tree program at Inland Center Mall. Help the Salvation Army obtain more toys for children in need by going to the Giving Tree near the mall’s Food Court. Photo by Kelly Silvestri-Raabe

The Redlands Salvation Army has Angel Tree tags with the names and wish lists of needy children. Pick-up a tag at The Redlands Salvation Army located at 838 Alta St., Redlands, CA 92374. For more information call (909) 792-6868.

 

The Moreno Valley Salvation Army collects toy donations through its Angel Tree program. The Angel Tree is located at the Moreno Valley Mall, 22500 Town Circle Suite 1206, Moreno Valley, CA 92553. Toys are collected until December 22nd, Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and all day on Saturday. For more information call (951) 653-9131.

 

The Victor Valley Salvation Army collects toy donations at its office located at 14585 La Paz Drive, Victorville, CA 92395. To make a donation please call (760) 245-2545.

 

The Ontario Salvation Army collects toys at its office located at 1412 South Euclid Ave., Ontario, CA 91762. To make a donation please call (909) 986-6748.

 

About The Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps

The Salvation Army may be able to provide emergency services including food; lodging for homeless or displaced families; clothing and furniture; assistance with rent or mortgage and transportation when funds are available. The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) assists rescue workers and evacuees in such disasters as fires.

 

The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church, and also offering holistic programs for people of all ages. One of the largest charitable and international service organizations in the world, The Salvation Army has been in existence since 1865 and in San Bernardino since 1887, supporting those in need without discrimination. The San Bernardino Corps of The Salvation Army serves Bloomington, Colton, Grand Terrace, Highland, Rialto, and San Bernardino. Donations may always be made online at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-(800)-SAL-ARMY. Our local number is (909) 888-1336.

 

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12.05.2014 The Salvation Army Comments Off on It’s Beginning To Sound A Lot Like Christmas Salvation Army Bells Begin to Ring in San Bernardino

It’s Beginning To Sound A Lot Like Christmas Salvation Army Bells Begin to Ring in San Bernardino

Steve Pinckney has volunteered his time ringing the bells as part of his ministry work with the Salvation Army Corps. Steve is graduate of the Salvation Army's Adult Rehabilitation Center and is participants in the Salvation Army Corps's Path-To-Prosperity program

Steve Pinckney has volunteered his time ringing the bells as part of his ministry work with the Salvation Army Corps. Steve is graduate of the Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center and is participants in the Salvation Army Corps’s Path-To-Prosperity program. Photo by Ricardo Tomboc

Story and Photography by Ricardo Tomboc

 

On Friday November 21, the Salvation Army Corps of San Bernardino began its “Red Kettle” Bell Ringing Campaign.

 

Twenty-four bell ringers were deployed throughout the various San Bernardino retail stores.

 

The tradition of the Salvation Army “Kettle” during the Christmas Holidays started in 1891 in San Francisco, by Captain Joseph McFee, in an effort to collect enough money to provide a free Christmas dinner to the poor. Now the tradition has spread worldwide.

 

During the Christmas season, the sounds of the ringing bell have been recorded into the musical and film history. In the song “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” written in 1951 by Meredith Wilson, was made famous by Perry Como, The Fontane Sisters, Bing Crosby, and many more.

At the 40th Street Stater Bros. market, Joyce Fierri another Salvation Army bell ringer stands by her kettle. Joyce attends the Salvation Army Corps church and is a supporter of the organization. While taking Joyce's photograph, Mr. Andrew Williams steps up to the kettle to make his donation. Andrew is a long time supporter of the Salvation Army. Andrew is also an employee of Stater Bros. at a different store location. The next donation in Joyce's kettle came from a homeless man by the name of "Josh". As Josh walked up to kettle and dropped in a few coins, and apologizes to Joyce for his small contribution, and he wished it could be much more.

At the 40th Street Stater Bros. market, Joyce Fierri another Salvation Army bell ringer stands by her kettle. Joyce attends the Salvation Army Corps church and is a supporter of the organization. While taking Joyce’s photograph, Mr. Andrew Williams steps up to the kettle to make his donation. Andrew is a long time supporter of the Salvation Army. Andrew is also an employee of Stater Bros. at a different store location. The next donation in Joyce’s kettle came from a homeless man by the name of “Josh”. As Josh walked up to kettle and dropped in a few coins, and apologizes to Joyce for his small contribution, and he wished it could be much more. Photo by Ricardo Tomboc

The last chorus of the song says, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, soon the bells will start, and the thing that will make them ring, is the carol that you sing”. In another song, “Silver Bells” makes reference to the “silver bells in the City”. There are many film and TV shows that portray the Salvation Army Bell Ringers in the backgrounds when depicting a Christmas scene.

 

On this first day of bell ringing, there are see two volunteers at the Walmart shopping center on Highland Avenue.

 

Steve Pinckney and Bill Sassa have volunteered their time ringing the bell as part of their ministry work with the Salvation Army Corps. Both Steve and Bill are graduates of the Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center and are participants in the Salvation Army Corps’s Path-To-Prosperity program.

 

At the Food-for-Less market on Highland Avenue, Gloria Reyes is ringing the bell by her kettle. Gloria is a single mom of four girls and would normally be volunteering her time at the Salvation Army Corps in San Bernardino. However, this year Gloria wanted to earn some extra Christmas money for her girls by ringing the bell.

 

At one time Gloria lived at the Salvation Army Corps shelter for about four months, until she was financially stable enough to find her own place. Gloria was posing for a photograph when eight-year-old Jaylene Reyes of San Bernardino steps up to the kettle and drops in a donation.

 

At the 40th Street Stater Bros. market, Joyce Fierri another Salvation Army bell ringer stands by her kettle. Joyce attends the Salvation Army Corps Church. While taking Joyce’s photograph, Mr. Andrew Williams steps up to the kettle to make his donation. Andrew is a long time supporter of the Salvation Army.

 

Andrew is also an employee of Stater Bros. market at a different store location. The next donation in Joyce’s kettle came from a homeless man by the name of “Josh”. As Josh walked up to kettle and dropped in a few coins, and apologizes to Joyce for his small contribution, and he wished it could be much more.

 

Donations collected during the Christmas kettle campaign in San Bernardino are used to provide food baskets and other essential during the Christmas season.

 

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12.04.2014 The Salvation Army Comments Off on The Salvation Army Needs 600 Turkeys

The Salvation Army Needs 600 Turkeys

Volunteers serve Thanksgiving Dinner at  The Salvation Army: Serving on the food line (left to right) is Nancy Veaegas, Niyahn Summey, Walt Summey, and Robert Sanchez.  600 turkeys are needed for Christmas Dinners.

Volunteers serve Thanksgiving Dinner at The Salvation Army: Serving on the food line (left to right) is Nancy Veaegas, Niyahn Summey, his father Walt Summey, and Robert Sanchez. 600 turkeys are needed for Christmas Dinners.

 

(San Bernardino, CA) The Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps is looking for donations of 600 turkeys and or hams for its holiday dinners and food boxes for people in need.

 

The Salvation Army of San Bernardino hosts a Christmas Dinner from to 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. that often brings in 300 people. For Christmas, the Salvation Army also delivers holiday food boxes for more than 600 local families.

 

The San Bernardino Salvation Army also hosts its annual New Years Dinner for hundreds of needy families, mothers, and children on New Years Day at 4:45 p.m.

 

Donors may drop off turkeys, other food and cash or gift card donation at the Salvation Army’s Corps Office located on 746 W. Fifth St. in San Bernardino. “If you have a large donation, call us at (909) 888-1336 and we will set up a time to pick up the food,” said Major Dan Henderson, Corps officer.

 

The Salvation Army also accepts food and cash donations throughout the year to supplement its daily meal program for the area’s needy residents.

 

“Last year 60,475 free, hot, nutritious meals were served to the hungry from The Salvation Army’s homeless shelter, and Sunday through Friday at 4:45 p.m. at the Corps Office on 746 West 5th Street in San Bernardino,” said Major Henderson.

 

Captain Anya Henderson, Corps officer fellowships with Aurora Captain meal patron.

Captain Anya Henderson, Corps officer fellowships with Aurora Captain meal patron.

The San Bernardino Corps of The Salvation Army serves Bloomington, Colton, Grand Terrace, Highland, Rialto, and San Bernardino.

 

For help or for more information call The Salvation Army at (909) 888-1336.

 

About the Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps

The Salvation Army may be able to provide emergency services including food; lodging for homeless or displaced families; clothing and furniture; assistance with rent or mortgage and transportation when funds are available. The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) assists rescue workers and evacuees in such disasters as fires.

 

The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church, and also offers evangelical programs for boys, girls and adults. One of the largest charitable and international service organizations in the world, The Salvation Army has been in existence since 1865 and in San Bernardino since 1887, supporting those in need without discrimination.

 

The San Bernardino Corps of The Salvation Army serves Bloomington, Colton, Grand Terrace, Highland, Rialto, and San Bernardino. Donations may always be made online at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-(800)-SAL-ARMY. Our local number is (909) 888-1336.

 

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12.01.2014 The Salvation Army Comments Off on Boy Scouts Collect 12,880 Pounds of Food for The Salvation Army

Boy Scouts Collect 12,880 Pounds of Food for The Salvation Army

Christine and Cayleigh: Christine Stutson (Center), from San Bernardino and her daughter Cayleigh Brown 13 (left), were among those who help fill the basket assigned to Scout William Anderson 11(right), who attends Little Mountain Elementary School.

Christine and Cayleigh: Christine Stutson (Center), from San Bernardino and her daughter Cayleigh Brown 13 (left), were among those who help fill the basket assigned to Scout William Anderson 11(right), who attends Little Mountain Elementary School.

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) Boy Scouts from the Inland Empire collected 12,880 pounds, or 6 tons of food for The Salvation Army’s San Bernardino Corps. The food was donated by the Boy Scouts over two weekends in November.

 

“That is a lot of food, and we need it,” said Major Daniel Henderson, corps officer. “We use this food primarily in the 600 gift boxes we give to area families in need at Christmas, and it will also help supplement our daily meal program, including special holiday meals we are serving on  Christmas Day.”

 

In December, the San Bernardino Corps assembles holiday food baskets for more than 600 local families. Canned food donations received from the Boy Scouts will be included in those baskets along with a $10 gift card to Stater Bros. for a Turkey. In addition to the holiday baskets, a delicious Christmas Dinner is served on Christmas Day to those in need.

 

Collecting food for the hungry: Back row left to right Scout Leader Charles Price, Stater Bros. Manager Jorge Moreno, Stone Price, Austin Price, Lucus Compagna, Scout Leader Anne Compagna. Front left William Anderson, and front right Jason Bun.

Collecting food for the hungry: Back row left to right Scout Leader Charles Price, Stater Bros. Manager Jorge Moreno, Stone Price, Austin Price, Lucus Compagna, Scout Leader Anne Compagna. Front left William Anderson, and front right Jason Bun.

By asking for donations in front of local areas Stater Bros. stores on Nov. 1st and Nov. 8th, the Boy Scouts collected 12,880 pounds of food. Last year the donations weighed in at 11,004 pounds. The Boy Scouts have collected tons of food for the Salvation Army and other charities with meal programs for the past several years.

 

“There are a lot of needy people out there, so it may not go far, but hopefully it will help,” said Denise Wampole, inland empire scouting for food coordinator.

 

Boy Scouts from San Bernardino, Rialto, Colton, Highland, Grand Terrace, Fontana, and Bloomington collected food for the Salvation Army. They were participating in a nationwide event the Boy Scouts of America calls “Scouting for Food.”

 

Each Scouting for Food drive benefits a local charity. For instance, not only did troops from San Bernardino and nearby communities collect food for the Salvation Army, a troop from Lake Arrowhead that is part of the same Arrowhead District as those helping the Salvation Army collected food for a shelter in Blue Jay.

 

The San Bernardino Salvation Army will put the food to good use. On Christmas Day, it hosts a Christmas Dinner that often brings in 300 people. Although much of the food served at that dinner is fresh, some of the non-perishable items the Boy Scouts collect may be included.

 

If there’s still any of the six tons of food left over after Christmas, the San Bernardino Corps will use the food every day for up to 75 – 90 people at its Hospitality House homeless shelter and up to 300 people who receive a free dinner.

 

Meals for anyone who is hungry are served six nights a week at 4:45 p.m. Sunday through Friday at 746 W. Fifth Street location. More than 40,000 meals are served annually at the Fifth Street location.

 

The San Bernardino Corps of The Salvation Army serves Bloomington, Colton, Grand Terrace, Highland, Rialto, and San Bernardino. For help or for more information call The Salvation Army at (909) 888-1336.

 

 

About the Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps

The Salvation Army may be able to provide emergency services including food; lodging for homeless or displaced families; clothing and furniture; assistance with rent or mortgage and transportation when funds are available. The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) assists rescue workers and evacuees in such disasters as fires.

 

The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church, and also offers evangelical programs for boys, girls and adults. One of the largest charitable and international service organizations in the world, The Salvation Army has been in existence since 1865 and in San Bernardino since 1887, supporting those in need without discrimination. The San Bernardino Corps of The Salvation Army serves Bloomington, Colton, Grand Terrace, Highland, Rialto, and San Bernardino. Donations may always be made online at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-(800)-SAL-ARMY. Our local number is (909) 888-1336.

 

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11.25.2014 The Salvation Army Comments Off on Salvation Army Thanksgiving Dinner

Salvation Army Thanksgiving Dinner

 

Proving that you are not too young to make a difference, Rae Ann Ortiz volunteers to serve holiday meals at the Salvation Army San Bernardino Corp. Photo by Ricardo Tomboc

Proving that you are not too young to make a difference, Rae Ann Ortiz volunteers to serve holiday meals at the Salvation Army San Bernardino Corp. Photo by Ricardo Tomboc

WHO:             Salvation Army of San Bernardino, hundreds of needy families, many volunteers.

 

WHAT:         Salvation Army  Thanksgiving dinner, including turkey, vegetables, gravy, stuffing, pie, and other food, most of it received through donations.

 

WHERE:        746 W. Fifth St., San Bernardino

 

WHEN:          Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27th, 2014. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

VISUALS:     Food being served delicious food eaten and fellowship, people having fun together, volunteers working. The power of the God and his servants delivering blessings to those in attendance.

 

CONTACT:   Carl Dameron (909) 534-9500 cell or CarlD@DameronCommunications.com

 

Other Salvation Army Corps in the Inland Valley are also planning Thanksgiving dinners. Dates, times and locations are as follows:

 

Location Phone Date Time
Salvation Army Riverside 3695 1st St.Riverside, CA 92501 (951) 784-3571 Nov. 26th 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Salvation Army Redlands 838 Alta St.Redlands, CA 92374 (909) 792-6868 Nov. 27th 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Salvation Army Moreno Valley 14075 Frederick St.Moreno Valley, CA 92553 (951) 653-9131 Nov. 27th 1:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Salvation Army Ontario 1412 South Euclid Ave.Ontario, CA 91762 (909) 986-6748 Nov. 27th 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Salvation Army Victor Valley14585 La Paz DriveVictorville, CA 92395 (760) 245-2545 Nov. 27th 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Salvation Army Victor Valley/James A. Woody Community Center 13467 Navajo RoadApple Valley, CA 92308 (760) 240-7880 Nov. 27th 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Salvation Army Hemet340 S. Palm Ave.Hemet, CA 92543 (951) 791-9495 Nov. 27th 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
 

About the Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps

The Salvation Army may be able to provide emergency services including food; lodging for homeless or displaced families; clothing and furniture; assistance with rent or mortgage and transportation when funds are available. The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) assists rescue workers and evacuees in such disasters as fires.

 

The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church, and also offers evangelical programs for boys, girls and adults. One of the largest charitable and international service organizations in the world, The Salvation Army has been in existence since 1865 and in San Bernardino since 1887, supporting those in need without discrimination. Donations may always be made online at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-(800)-SAL-ARMY. Our local number is (909) 888-1336.