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Homeless, Not Hopeless

Homeless, Not Hopeless

In January 2014, the State of Indiana conducted a point-in-time count of the homeless population in our state. The startling results illustrate the effects of high unemployment, mental illness and domestic abuse on Hoosiers. Almost 6,000 men, women and children were found to be homeless, including 710 veterans and 1,277 children under the age of 18. The silver lining of the report was that 93%...

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Giving Back: Khari’s Story

Giving Back: Khari’s Story

A chance conversation brought Khari to The Salvation Army for the first time. He was looking for something to do after school when a group of kids mentioned The Salvation Army. Khari didn’t know anything about the Eagle Creek Corps Community Center, but liked the idea. “They said it was free,” Khari recalls. “Just sign your name in and play basketball, so I was like, ‘Okay, let’s...

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One Bag, Many Blessings.

One Bag, Many Blessings.

This is an exciting day at the Ruth Lilly Women & Children’s Center, a shelter that is at the heart of The Salvation Army’s Block of Hope in downtown Indianapolis. Project Blessing Bags kicks off today, with the goal to connect local groups, companies and individuals with the children who come to our shelter with little more than the clothes on their backs. These kids are already...

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Hope on the Homefront

Hope on the Homefront

Being a soldier requires toughness of mind, spirit and body. This also helps soldiers traverse the ups and downs of civilian life, but sometimes the path is too rough for even the toughest men and women. Christopher was injured while deployed in Iraq, but at the end of his tour his sense of duty sent him back into the Middle East conflict. Christopher survived an IED explosion in...

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Christmas Goal Topped!

Christmas Goal Topped!

CHRISTMAS FUNDRAISING GOAL OF $3.3 MILLION SURPASSED We’re thrilled to announce that The Salvation Army in Central Indiana has surpassed its 2014 Red Kettle Christmas Campaign goal of $3.3 million. As of Wednesday, more than $3,313,000 had been donated to the annual campaign through mail, online gifts, major gifts, special events and Red Kettle donations. Major Bob Webster, Commander of...

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