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UPCOMING VOLUNTEER EFFORTS AT THE SALVATION ARMY

United Way Day of Caring,
Community Involvement Days in October


The Salvation Army will welcome several volunteer groups during the month of October to assist with various aspects of the organization. Volunteers are coming from Omaha high schools on their community involvement days while others are participating in the United Way of the Midlands Day of Caring.

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THE SALVATION ARMY KROC CENTER PRESENTS THE SECOND ANNUAL BACONFEST OMAHA American Idol Contestant Tim Halperin to Perform



WHEN             

Sunday, September 7, 2014

1 – 6 p.m.

Festival Plaza at The Salvation Army Kroc Center

2825 Y Street, Omaha, Neb.

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The Salvation Army of St. Louis Responds To Unrest In Ferguson, Missouri

(St. Louis, Mo.—August 20, 2014) The Salvation Army in St Louis is continuing its assistance and spiritual support in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown by a local area police officer on August 9. Related to these efforts, The St. Louis County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) requested that The Salvation Army support the Missouri Highway Patrol (MHP) Command Center with donations management.

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Werner Blue Brigade: Salvation Army Backpack Drive
 
The Werner Enterprises Blue Brigade took part in the Salvation Army Backpack Program. In preparation for the new school year, volunteers handed out backpacks filled with school supplies to children of lower income families.

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UNITED WAY OF THE MIDLANDS AWARDS $519,000 TO THE SALVATION ARMY Grant to fund 11 social service programs

The Salvation Army is pleased to announce it was recently awarded a $519,000 grant from United Way of the Midlands. Thanks to the generosity of the United Way donors, more than 10 Salvation Army social service programs will receive funding.

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KROC CENTER MATERIAL ASSISTANCE LOCATION CLOSING
Due to staff and financial restraints, The Salvation Army regrets the need to close the Kroc Center Material Assistance Location effective September 23, 2014. Referrals for food pantry or other needs can be obtained by calling the Material Assistance Main Office at 402-898-5860 or The United Way at "211."

This does not effect our Material Assistance Office or services located at 3612 Cuming Street.


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SALVATION ARMY CONTINUES DISASTER RELIEF OPERATIONS IN PILGER NEB



Omaha, Neb. (June 24, 2014)
– Salvation Army personnel continue to serve those affected by tornadoes in Pilger, Neb.  Emergency Services teams from Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney and Norfolk, Neb. have been on site in Pilger since twin tornadoes devastated the town on June 16.

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SALVATION ARMY CONTINUES DISASTER RELIEF OPERATIONS



Omaha, Neb. (June 20, 2014)
– Salvation Army personnel continue to serve those affected by tornadoes in Pilger, Neb.  Emergency Services teams from Lincoln and Norfolk, Neb. remain on the scene.

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SALVATION ARMY CONTINUES DISASTER RELIEF OPERATIONS IN PILGER



Omaha, Neb. (June 18, 2014)
– Salvation Army personnel continue to serve those affected by tornadoes in Pilger, Neb.  Emergency Services teams from Lincoln and Norfolk, Neb. remain on the scene. Lincoln Corps Officer, Major James Pennington, is the Incident Commander in Pilger.

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SALVATION ARMY PERSONNEL IN THE WESTERN DIVISION MOBILIZE AND RESPOND TO TORNADOES IN PILGER, NEB.



Omaha, Neb. (June 17, 2014)
– Salvation Army personnel in the Western Division, headquartered in Omaha, have mobilized and are responding in the wake of tornadoes and damaging winds which devastated the community of Pilger, Neb. last evening. Currently, The Salvation Army has positioned canteens (mobile kitchen units) from Lincoln and Norfolk, Neb in the affected areas.  Major James Pennington, Lincoln Corps Officer, is the Incident Commander in Pilger.

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THE SALVATION ARMY RESPONDS TO NEBRASKA STORMS



The Salvation Army is responding to the storms that damaged communities in central Nebraska last evening.
 

An Emergency Disaster Services mobile canteen and crew from Lincoln, Neb. is in Beaver Crossing today, serving food and beverages to emergency and clean-up crews that struck that community last night. The Grand Island Salvation Army is also responding to storms that ravaged the town of Sutton, Neb.  The Salvation Army will remain on the scene for as long as needed.

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THE SALVATION ARMY OFFERS SERVICES TO CURB HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN NEBRASKA

The Salvation Army in Omaha and throughout Nebraska offers services to trafficking victims through a variety of programs.  Trafficking victims primarily come into these services through referrals from local law enforcement, the FBI victim assistance program, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, or initially for other services such as safe sheltering.  Salvation Army staff are trained by the National Training Center for Trauma Informed Cares. 

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PATHWAY OF HOPE - BOONE, IOWA CORPS


For years, Facebook posts, forwarded emails and rumors have been leading some people to believe that The Salvation Army does not serve members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) community. These accusations simply aren't true.
 


 

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