Salvation Army literacy program increases confidence and improves skills

How One Woman Overcame the Barriers of Illiteracy


Imagine being 38 years old and not knowing that 2 x 2 = 4 or how to read or write words such as participation or assistance. For years Jennifer lived with the stigma and shame that illiteracy brings. Then she found a way to escape her situation. “When I came to The Salvation Army I had missed many years of school. As a result I had panic attacks trying to read and couldn’t write simple sentences.” At age 18 Jennifer became a single parent. She left school to focus on

Salvation Army mobile feeding units provide food and hydration to displaced residents and first responders

Salvation Army Responds to California Earthquake


Napa, CA- After a magnitude 6.0 earthquake rattled Northern California early Sunday, The Salvation Army has deployed multiple canteens (mobile feeding units) to the Napa and Vallejo areas. A Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) team was sent to the evacuation centre in Napa (Crosswalk Community Church) and is prepared to serve more than 100 dinner meals to displaced residents and first responders. Two other canteens are stationed in other parts of Napa to also serve meals. Another crew is providing meal service in Vallejo. An emergency canteen is currently