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Birthday Blessings: Celebrating Long Lives at the Older Adult Spring Luncheon

Birthday Blessings: Celebrating Long Lives at the Older Adult Spring Luncheon

A birthday theme seems unusual for a gathering of 400 men and women from across central Indiana, but for these seniors, celebrating their long lives and God’s blessings go hand-in-hand. “What if we look at each birthday as a day to celebrate the blessings in our lives?” asked Major Collette Webster as she addressed the attendees at The Salvation Army’s annual Older Adult...

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Victorious: A Harbor Light Success Story

Victorious: A Harbor Light Success Story

Although he lost his father when he was just a young boy, Victor was blessed with a happy childhood in a loving, Christian household. His life changed when, as a teenager, he began to experiment with drugs. For the next 47 years, drugs and addiction ruled his life. “I went through every institution that was in Indiana,” Victor tells of his years as an addict. “I was in and out of prisons....

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A Week to Celebrate

A Week to Celebrate

President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially recognized National Salvation Army Week in 1954. He stated that, “Among Americans, The Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted dedication to the cause of human brotherhood. Their work has been a constant reminder to us all that each of us is a neighbor and kin to all Americans. Giving freely of themselves, the men and women of The...

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Red (Hot!) Kettle Cook-Off

Red (Hot!) Kettle Cook-Off

This was a sizzling hot week in Indiana, and that was certainly the case on May 6 when The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Cook-Off took over Georgia Street in downtown Indy. Fifteen TV and radio stations competed head-to-head to sell the most burgers by coming up with creative, recipes to woo the downtown lunch crowd. All-American Picnic Company fired up the grills and had the first...

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FedEx Gives Back in Indiana

FedEx Gives Back in Indiana

In times of disaster, The Salvation Army is among the first organizations to arrive with food, supplies and comfort. For many years we’ve collaborated with another organization that words hard behind the scenes to ensure that those supplies get to the hardest-hit regions as quickly as possible. FedEx uses its extensive international transportation network to assist with disaster response...

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When Disaster Strikes

When Disaster Strikes

When you ask someone what they know about The Salvation Army, they usually mention two things: red kettles and disasters. The Salvation Army’s red kettle has become a symbol of the Christmas season, the bright peals of the bells serving as a background to Christmas shopping, caroling and strolls along snowy sidewalks. The Salvation Army’s visibility is much lower the rest of the year, but...

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