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    Time for Summer Cleaning – Send Unwanted Items to the Salvation Army

     The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center of San Bernardino always seeks donations of clothes and other household items, both large and small, to supply its seven Family Stores. Money raised by sale of household items at the Family Stores, and of cars and other vehicles at its warehouse, fund the Adult Rehabilitation Center’s drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. To donate, call 1-800 SATRUCK. Photo by Chris Sloan

    The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center of San Bernardino always seeks donations of clothes and other household items, both large and small, to supply its seven Family Stores. Money raised by sale of household items at the Family Stores, and of cars and other vehicles at its warehouse, fund the Adult Rehabilitation Center’s drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. To donate, call 1-800 SATRUCK. Photo by Chris Sloan

     
    Patricia Luna, warehouse supervisor, prices clothing donated to the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center. The Adult Rehabilitation Center seeks donations of all household items for its seven Family Stores, proceeds of which fund the drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. Photo by Chris Sloan

    Patricia Luna, warehouse supervisor, prices clothing donated to the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center. The Adult Rehabilitation Center seeks donations of all household items for its seven Family Stores, proceeds of which fund the drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. Photo by Chris Sloan

     (SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) Summer has arrived, which means it’s time for summer clean up ! Get rid of unwanted appliances, furniture, clothes and other items easily by calling 1-800 SATRUCK (1-800-728-7825) to arrange for The Salvation Army to pick them up. Or visit our website at www.satruck.org .
    What’s no longer useful to you may be just what a thrift store bargain-shopper falls in love with, or may be exactly what a family needs but can’t afford to buy in a department store.
    “No matter who buys them, donations to the local Salvation Army Family Stores, purveyors of fine used goods, will use the money to help men to overcome drug or alcohol addiction,” said Lt. Regina Verdugo, administrator.
    “We need donations of every kind,” said Jack Katzman, member of San Bernardino’s Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center Advisory Board. “We receive no other funds, and these days, donations are at an all-time low.”
    “You can donate cars, trucks, boats, clothing, toys, furniture, appliances and even property,” said Katzman.
    The Salvation Army will send a truck to pick up donations from most addresses. The donations can be small or large, as long as they fit into huge the delivery trucks.
    Donors also can bring small items to any of The Salvation Army’s Family Stores, or larger items, such as cars, to the Adult Rehabilitation Center warehouse, which has a location in San Bernardino at 363 S. Doolittle Road.
    San Bernardino’s Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center operates five Family Stores, in San Bernardino, Fontana, Redlands, Hesperia and Victorville.
    The Family Stores raise almost all of the program’s revenue and teach the rehabilitation center’s residents new job skills, thus helping them become more productive members of society after they complete the program. The beneficiaries learn the value of working hard, cooperating with others and having goals.
    Men in San Bernardino County or Pomona Valley who are seeking help to overcome drug or alcohol addiction should call the Adult Rehabilitation Center in San Bernardino at (909) 889-9605. The Salvation Army offers a similar program for men in Riverside County; for more information about that program, call (951) 940-5790.
    Women who want help ending drug or alcohol addiction can call Adult Rehabilitation Centers for them by calling the center in Anaheim at (714) 758-0414, or the center in San Diego at (619) 239-4037.
    About the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center
    The Adult Rehabilitation Center is a six-month social model program, which combines a comprehensive rehabilitation program and work therapy for men who wish to overcome drug or alcohol addiction. These men attend individual and group counseling, substance abuse education, 12-Step meetings, and learn about stress management, anger management, parenting and overcoming addiction, as well as spiritual counseling. Re-entry and alumni supports services are also provided. Many recreational activities are also provided, which alumni can continue after their treatment as part of a sober lifestyle.
    The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church. 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. To donate, call 1-800 SATRUCK.
     

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    Practicing For Disaster – The Salvation Army SATERN Field Day

    Paul Bennet practices emergency communications at a previous SATERN field day. During the event Ham Radio operators practice to provide the Inland Empire with communications during a disaster.

    Paul Bennet practices emergency communications at a previous SATERN field day. During the event Ham Radio operators practice to provide the Inland Empire with communications during a disaster.

    Yucaipa, Calf. – The Salvation Army Emergency Service Satern Amateur Radio Network Field Day will be June 25-26, beginning at 11 am Saturday and running through 11am. Sunday, at Yucaipa Community Park located at 34900 Oak Glen Road Yucaipa, CA 92399.
    The event is sponsored by the Salvation Army Emergency Service of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
    Experienced local amateur radio operators will be at the event to mentor and provide instruction on radio operation in a disaster. Various amateur radio project demonstrations and displays will also be available.
    “Field Day is the most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. More than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups, or simply with friends to operate from remote locations,” said Major Daniel Henderson.
    Field Day is part educational event, part operating event, and part public relations event. The goal is to put together a self-sufficient, working radio stations, quickly and begin making as many contacts as possible in a 24-hour period. The operators simulate emergency conditions, operating portable equipment on emergency power with temporary antennas.
    Often called “ham radio,” the Amateur Radio Service has been around for a century. In that time, it has grown into a worldwide community of licensed operators using the airwaves with every conceivable means of communications technology.
    Ham radio members range in age from youngsters to grandparents. Even rocket scientists and a rock star or two are in the ham ranks. Most, however, are individuals who enjoy learning and being able to transmit voice, data and pictures through the air to unusual places, both near and far, without depending on commercial systems.
    The Amateur Radio frequencies are the last remaining place in the usable radio spectrum where individuals can develop and experiment with wireless communications. Hams not only can make and modify their equipment, but can create whole new ways to do things.
    Amateur radio has been called into action again and again to provide communications in crises when it really matters. Amateur radio people are well known for their communications support in real disaster and post-disaster situations.
    The Salvation Army Emergency Service has been effective in establishing emergency communications nets during floods, hurricanes, fires, earthquakes, and other major disasters.  It’s a way to communicate in an emergency, even with a loss of electricity or cellphone service.
    Whether you are a licensed amateur radio operator or just interested in learning more about amateur radio, come and visit the Salvation Army Satern field operation for ARRL Field Day on June 25 and 26. There is no charge to attend.
    For more information call Contact: Jan Pettit, Field Day Chairman at (951) 487-8118.
     
    About the Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps
    The Salvation Army provides emergency services including food, lodging for homeless or displaced families, and single women; clothing and furniture; 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.
     

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    Practicing For Disaster – SATERN Field Day

    Paul Bennet practices emergency communications at a previous SATERN field day. During the event Ham Radio operators practice to provide the Inland Empire with communications during a disaster.

    Paul Bennet practices emergency communications at a previous SATERN field day. During the event Ham Radio operators practice to provide the Inland Empire with communications during a disaster.

    Yucaipa, Calf. – The Salvation Army Emergency Service Satern Amateur Radio Network Field Day will be June 25-26, beginning at 11 am Saturday and running through 11am. Sunday, at Yucaipa Community Park located at 34900 Oak Glen Road Yucaipa, CA 92399.
    The event is sponsored by the Salvation Army Emergency Service of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
    Experienced local amateur radio operators will be at the event to mentor and provide instruction on radio operation in a disaster. Various amateur radio project demonstrations and displays will also be available.
    “Field Day is the most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. More than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups, or simply with friends to operate from remote locations,” said Major Daniel Henderson.
    Field Day is part educational event, part operating event, and part public relations event. The goal is to put together a self-sufficient, working radio stations. quickly and begin making as many contacts as possible in a 24-hour period. The operators simulate emergency conditions, operating portable equipment on emergency power with temporary antennas.
    Often called “ham radio,” the Amateur Radio Service has been around for a century. In that time, it has grown into a worldwide community of licensed operators using the airwaves with every conceivable means of communications technology.
    Ham radio members range in age from youngsters to grandparents. Even rocket scientists and a rock star or two are in the ham ranks. Most, however, are individuals who enjoy learning and being able to transmit voice, data and pictures through the air to unusual places, both near and far, without depending on commercial systems.
    The Amateur Radio frequencies are the last remaining place in the usable radio spectrum where individuals can develop and experiment with wireless communications. Hams not only can make and modify their equipment, but can create whole new ways to do things.
    Amateur radio has been called into action again and again to provide communications in crises when it really matters. Amateur radio people are well known for their communications support in real disaster and post-disaster situations.
    The Salvation Army Emergency Service has been effective in establishing emergency communications nets during floods, hurricanes, fires, earthquakes, and other major disasters.  It’s a way to communicate in an emergency, even with a loss of electricity or cellphone service.
    Whether you are a licensed amateur radio operator or just interested in learning more about amateur radio, come and visit the Salvation Army Satern field operation for ARRL Field Day on June 25 and 26. There is no charge to attend.
    For more information on how to find a wood floor refinishing new york company call Contact: Jan Pettit, Field Day Chairman at (951) 487-8118.
     
    About the Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps
    The Salvation Army provides emergency services including food, lodging for homeless or displaced families, and single women; clothing and furniture; 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.
     

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    The Salvation Army Holds Easter Sunrise Service

    Major Dan and Captain Anya Henderson welcome you to Easter Sunrise Service.

    Major Dan and Captain Anya Henderson welcome you to Easter Sunrise Service.

    (SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) The Salvation Army Corps of San Bernardino invites the public to attend its Easter Sunrise services at its new location at 2626 Pacific Avenue, 92346, at 6:30 a.m.
    “We are excited to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ at our new location in eastern San Bernardino,” said Major Daniel Henderson pastor and director of the local corps.
    There is lots of free parking available on the four-and-a-half-acre campus.
    For more information call (909) 888-1336.
    About the Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps
    The Salvation Army provides emergency services including food, lodging for homeless or displaced families, and single women; clothing and furniture; 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.

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    The Salvation Army San Bernardino Expands in San Bernardino

    (San Bernardino, Calif.) The Salvation Army Corps of San Bernardino has moved from its downtown location on Fifth Street to its new location at 2626 Pacific Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92346. The new location is just down the street from Pacific High School and next door to the San Bernardino City soccer fields.
    The move happened almost a year ago in early May, however the Salvation Army continues to serve meals at the Fifth Street location at 4:45 p.m. every day. “Because of our meals service has not stopped, some people don’t know we moved,” said Major Henderson.
    Last year The Salvation Army served 89,282 meals to the hungry, much of that at the Fifth street location. The Salvation Army supports those in need without discrimination.
    “The plan is to move daily meal service to our Hospitality House, located on 10th street, after necessary remodeling and expansion is completed. The Hospitality House and Transitional Living Center move families and single women from homelessness to permanent housing in as few as 18 months. People leaving our program are equipped to live life successfully,” said Major Henderson
    “The Transitional Living Center is a successful program with 94 percent of families completing the program to exit to permanent housing,” said Anne Metu, MILR, CADC-II director of the Transitional Housing Center and Homeless Shelter.
    “It is important for those in need, and the people that help them, to know our offices have moved to the new location,” said Major Henderson.
    “The Salvation Army serves people in need of help providing food, lodging for homeless or displaced families and single women; clothing and furniture; and transportation when funds are available. Our new 10,000 square foot facilities gives us more room for children’s after school programs, church services, character building programs for youth, and other needed services.”
    Since 1887, the San Bernardino Corps has helped residents of the San Bernardino area overcome life’s challenges. Its current service area is San Bernardino, Highland, Bloomington, Colton, Grand Terrace and Rialto.
    Donations may always be made online at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-(800)-SAL-ARMY. For help or for more information call (909) 888-1336.
    About the Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps
    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

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    The Salvation Army Distributes 1,400 Toys

    "The Salvation Army and a group of more than 20 community volunteers handed out food and toys to 455 families with about 1,400 children on Thursday, Dec. 17 and Friday, Dec. 18. The crew helping with this distribution included (front row), Lorena Montero, Lt. Kathleen Griffiths (assistant corps officer), Sara Lopez, Alfredo Lemus, Jeremiah Hamilton, Mara Koebel, Monica Ramos, Maria Otero, Michelle Osborn, Dulce Gonzalez, Jay Matthew (back row), Trevor Bierns, Monica Ayala, Emanuel Cribley, Jose Mota, Vince Estebeme, Jacqueline Cortes, Jennifer Quiroga, Maricruz Tafoya, Michelle Rosales, and Rosalinda Soto.

    “The Salvation Army and a group of more than 20 community volunteers handed out food and toys to 455 families with about 1,400 children on Thursday, Dec. 17 and Friday, Dec. 18. The crew helping with this distribution included (front row), Lorena Montero, Lt. Kathleen Griffiths (assistant corps officer), Sara Lopez, Alfredo Lemus, Jeremiah Hamilton, Mara Koebel, Monica Ramos, Maria Otero, Michelle Osborn, Dulce Gonzalez, Jay Matthew (back row), Trevor Bierns, Monica Ayala, Emanuel Cribley, Jose Mota, Vince Estebeme, Jacqueline Cortes, Jennifer Quiroga, Maricruz Tafoya, Michelle Rosales, and Rosalinda Soto.

     
    (SAN BERNARDINO, CA) The San Bernardino Salvation Army Corp (www.salvationarmyusa.org) of San Bernardino blessed 455 families this week with holiday gifts.
    Thursday, Dec 17 and Friday, Dec. 18, The Salvation Army and community volunteers handed out food boxes, Stater Bros. gift certificates and toys to 455 families who otherwise would not have had a great Christmas. The families include about 1,400 children.
    This was really a community-wide effort, noted Lt. Kathleen Griffiths, assistant corps officer, as she assisted a team of more than 20 volunteers in distributing the gifts.
    “We care a great deal about the people of San Bernardino and nearby communities,” Lt. Griffiths said. “So we ask the community what they can give, and what the community gives we give to those who are in need.”
    At the same time, corps officers Maj. Daniel Henderson and Capt. Anya Henderson told the Christmas story to hundreds of people in the families who were blessed.
    Lt. Griffiths noted the Salvation Army uses a screening process to determine those who will benefit from the gift distribution. Those who know they will need help during the holiday season apply in October and November, and as many as the Salvation Army can accommodate are selected in late November. In 2015 nearly all of those who asked for assistance received it.
    The Salvation Army is still accepting gifts for specific children at the Giving Tree at the Inland Center Mall in San Bernardino.  Food donations are also needed for more food baskets and for the Salvation Army’s annual Christmas dinner on Christmas Day.
    The Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps has distributed holiday gifts to those in need for longer than almost anyone can remember, starting before it moved to its former location on Fifth Street in 1950. It has been helping people in San Bernardino since first opening the San Bernardino Corps in 1887.
     
    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.

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    One Small Gift Gives Hope To Many Children

    Toys for Distribution to needy children.

    Toys for Distribution to needy children.

     
    (SAN BERNARDINO, CA) It might seem like a very small gesture, but participating in The Salvation Army’s Giving Tree will make this season memorable for children in need.
     
    “Just pick up a Angel Giving Tree tag and buy a needy child the gift listed on the tag! The Angel Giving Tree matches donors with hundreds of children who are relying on The Salvation Army this year to bring them a Merry Christmas,” said Major Daniel Henderson, Corps officer for the San Bernardino Salvation Army.
     
    The San Bernardino Corps already has plans to set up two Angel Giving Trees this year, one at Inland Center Mall, and the other at the Wal-Mart store on Hallmark Parkway. Donations received here help The San Bernardino Salvation Army Corps provide toys to children from 600 disadvantaged families in San Bernardino, Rialto, Highland, Grand Terrace, Colton, Fontana and Bloomington.
     
    “You can support our Giving Tree by visiting our table in the Inland Center Mall from Friday, November 27th 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.
     
    “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.
     
     
    “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 Salvation Army Corps in other areas of the Inland Empire also collect toys. Some will have trees, while others will accept donations at their Corps headquarters.
     
    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.
     
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    The Salvation Army Celebrates Christmas

    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, CA) The San Bernardino Salvation Army Corp (www.salvationarmyusa.org) invites everyone to join them at two events to celebrate Christmas.
     
    The first of these is a Christmas Eve Service, 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24. Then it will serve a Christmas Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Christmas Day.
     
    Both events will take place at the San Bernardino Corps’ new location, 2626 Pacific Avenue in San Bernardino.
     
    “We love San Bernardino and The Salvation Army has served its people since first opening the San Bernardino Citadel Corps in 1887,” Major Daniel Henderson. “Just as much today as ever, Jesus Christ loves them. In the Christmas story, we will explain how Christ showed his love by coming to live among us more than 2,000 years ago.”
     
    The Christmas Eve Service and Christmas Dinner follow a busy season of charitable activity for the San Bernardino Salvation Army Corps.
     
    Even before Thanksgiving, it began its annual “Red Kettle” campaign, during which bell ringers were stationed throughout San Bernardino, Highland, Fontana, Rialto, Colton and Bloomington. These bell-ringers collected cash donations to help with The Salvation Army’s holiday and year-round programs.
     
    On Thanksgiving Day, the San Bernardino Corps, and many other Corps in the Inland Empire hosted Thanksgiving dinners. The San Bernardino Corps has served as many as 800 people in years past.
     
    The day after Thanksgiving, the San Bernardino Corps of the Salvation Army set up “Angel Giving Trees” at Inland Center Mall and at the San Bernardino Wal-Mart, with the Christmas wishes of needy children. Other Corps also were collecting toys for children in their areas, either with their own holiday “Angel Giving Trees” at local shopping centers, or by accepting donations at the Corps offices.
     
    The week before Christmas, volunteers will assemble holiday gift baskets and present them to selected needy families. The gift baskets will include non-perishable food, and gift certificates they can use at local grocery stores. The families with children will also receive toys at this distribution.
     
    Other Salvation Army Corps in the Inland Empire also have plans for Christmas and New Year’s.
     
    The Hemet Corps, located at 340 S. Palm Ave. in Hemet, will celebrate the season with a Christmas play during its regular service, 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 20. It will serve a Christmas dinner to Hemet area homeless people, 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21.
     
    Hemet Corps also is planning a candlelight Christmas eve 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24. On New Year’s Eve, Thursday, Dec. 31, it will host a New Year’s Eve party for all ages from 8 p.m. to midnight.
     
    The Redlands Corps, 838 Alta. St, will host a Christmas Eve Dinner for “anyone and everyone” on Thursday, Dec. 24 from 1 p.m. to 3 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.
     
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    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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    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