Twenty-first General of The Salvation Army Elected

Salvation Army - International - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 14:43
On the day voting would begin, it was symbolic that the morning began with the worldwide prayer meeting 2018-05-24T19:43:21Z
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Prayers for ‘Inner Strength’ Surround the Candidates

Salvation Army - International - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 18:49
The candidates and their spouses were given further time on Wednesday morning to finish questionnaires and write speeches. 2018-05-23T23:49:24Z
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Oman: Tropical Cyclone Mekunu - May 2018 - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: TC-2018-000062-OMN
Disaster type: Tropical Cyclone
Affected countries: Oman, Somalia, Yemen

A new tropical storm has developed in the southwest Arabian Sea where it intensified yesterday evening into Cyclone Mekunu. The cyclone is moving currently north-northwest at a speed of 11 km/h. Mekunu is expected to continue moving in this direction during the remainder of this week and make landfall near Salalah, Oman on about Saturday 26 May. A major fluctuation in tropical weather over the southern Arabian Sea known as the Madden-Julian oscillation (MJO) is likely to cause Mekunu to strengthen further. As a result, heavy rains are forecasted for Socotra Island, followed by the southern Arabian coast from Sayhut in eastern Yemen to Salalah and Ash Shuwaymiyyah in southern Oman, which could cause local flooding and damage. (FAO, 23 May 2018)

Date: 23 May 2018
Status: Alert

History-making Continues at Nineteenth High Council

Salvation Army - International - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 17:33
Tuesday morning began with nominees indicating whether they would accept or decline their nomination for election to office as General. 2018-05-22T22:33:31Z
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2018 High Council: Candidate Profiles

Salvation Army - International - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 09:24
Candidates who have accepted their nomination for General of The Salvation Army in alphabetical order (by surname). 2018-05-22T14:24:42Z
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Ground-breaking Nominations Received at 2018 High Council

Salvation Army - International - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 05:17
Solemn and contemplative moments marked the nominations process in this first stage of the election to be the 21st General of The Salvation Army 2018-05-22T10:17:08Z
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Earnest Prayer Precedes Nomination Process

Salvation Army - International - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 16:52
One by one the members left the chamber to make their nomination in private, returning to post their ballot paper in one of two boxes for this purpose 2018-05-21T21:52:50Z
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The General uses Farewell Meeting to call Christians to Be God's Light in the World

Salvation Army - International - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 14:10
The congregation left having praised God and committed themselves – on a very personal level – to being a light for God in the darkest places of the world. 2018-05-20T19:10:29Z
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Salvation Army Support Continues Following Santa Fe, Texas Shooting

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 23:51
Galveston, Texas – The Salvation Army continues to serve in the aftermath of the tragic shooting at Santa Fe High School. Immediately following the incident, Captain Patrick Jones, Galveston Commanding Officer, was on-site serving food and water to first responders. A second mobile feeding unit was deployed from Freeport and provided dinner at the Family Reception Center established at the High School. Additionally, four emotional [READ MORE]

Somalia: Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018 - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 19:00
GLIDE number: TC-2018-000059-SOM
Disaster type: Tropical Cyclone
Affected countries: Ethiopia, Somalia

A tropical cyclone formed in the Gulf of Aden between Yemen and northern Somalia on 16 May 2018. The cyclone system caused heavy rains along the coast of Puntland on 17 May. Flash flooding was reported in the Bari region, which were not limited to seasonal riverbeds. The road linking Bossaso and points south has reportedly been affected. There are also reports of some fishing boats having been washed away by waves off the coast of Sanaag region, which along with Sool are disputed between Somaliland and Puntland. The two authorities have been engaged in an armed standoff in Sool that had displaced almost 10,000 people prior to the storms arrival, further complicating an already complex humanitarian picture. By 18 May, the cyclone had gained strength, reaching tropical storm-wind levels and assigned the name Tropical Cyclone Sagar. Heavy rains are projected for the escarpment and plateau of Somaliland. OCHA 19 may 2018

Expected Landfall in Ethiopia: Sunday 20 May, 14:00 local time. Tropical Storm SAGAR will likely have transformed into a Tropical Depression when it reaches Ethiopia - expected for Sunday early afternoon. Wind speeds will reach up to 56 km/h. SAGAR is expected to cause increased rainfall when it hits. OCHA Ethiopia: Early Warning, Tropical Storm SAGAR (18 May 2018)

Date: 19 May 2018
Status: Ongoing

The High Council Agrees the Way Forward

Salvation Army - International - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 16:36
The second day of the 2018 High Council began with the words 'May Jesus Christ Be Praised!' resounding around the chamber 2018-05-18T21:36:24Z
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The Salvation Army Responds to Active Shooter Incident in Santa Fe, TX

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:34
Galveston, Texas (May 18, 2018) - This morning, in response to an active shooter incident in Santa Fe, TX, The Salvation Army Galveston County immediately deployed a mobile kitchen to Santa Fe High School.  The Salvation Army is on-site providing water, food, and emotional and spiritual care to first responders. “Our hearts go out to all those who are suffering through this tragedy and we are here to help in any way we can,” [READ MORE]

Nineteenth High Council Commences and Elects Commissioner William Cochrane as President

Salvation Army - International - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 04:48
With the reminder that the Army was relying on this High Council to elect the 21st General, the Chief of the Staff called the High Council to order. 2018-05-18T09:48:46Z
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The Salvation Army Responds to Kilauea Eruption; needs grow for donations

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 16:07
Hilo, Hawaii, HI [May 17, 2018] – Emergency Disaster Services [EDS] personnel and volunteers from The Salvation Army are supporting those affected by the Puna lava flow with meal coordination, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care at the two existing shelters in Pahoa and Keaau and at the new third shelter at Sure Foundation Puna. In addition, The Salvation Army oversees and staffs a distribution center in Pahoa near the pool parking area that provides essential items to [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Helps Oklahomans Rebuild & Prepare 5 Years After Tornado Outbreak

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 14:01
With response and recovery efforts complete, Oklahomans can now focus on being prepared for future storms MOORE, Okla. (May 15, 2018) – The Salvation Army continues to be a source of hope, stability and service to Oklahoma residents five years after spring storms ravaged the state. For three days in 2013 – May 19, 20 and 31 – an onslaught of powerful tornadoes brought loss of life, property and basic needs. [READ MORE]

Florida Salvation Army Director to be Honored at Governors Hurricane Conference

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 13:17
Photo: Mr. Kevin Smith (left) of The Salvation Army meets with Mr. Bill Johnson, Program Committee Chair of the Florida Governor's Hurricane Conference. West Palm Beach, FL - Mr. Kevin Smith, State Director of Emergency Disaster Services for The Salvation Army, and resident of Land O’ Lakes will be honored this week at the Florida Governor’s Hurricane Conference (GHC) with the Distinguished [READ MORE]

Emergency Disaster Services Cross-Train Social Service Staff

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 11:42
Columbus Ohio (May 15, 2018) - Social workers and others involved in The Salvation Army’s social services converged on Columbus Ohio last week for a state wide Social Services conference.  This annual conference allows for the entire state to train together and network.  Krista Edwards, The Director of Social Services in Columbus stated, “Our divisions divide the state of Ohio in half, but many state programs [READ MORE]

Hawaii Salvation Army Responds to Puna Lava Flow; Distribution Center to Open

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 23:37
Hilo, Hawaii, HI [May 14, 2018] – Emergency Disaster Services [EDS] personnel and volunteers from The Salvation Army are responding to the current lava flow in Leilani Estates with meal coordination, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care at the shelters in Pahoa and Keaau, with clothing vouchers distributed at Recovery Information Assistance Centers [RIAC], and, starting Tuesday, oversight of a distribution center for basic needs items in Pahoa for those affected by the Puna [READ MORE]

Ford Motor Company Donates Vehicles for Salvation Army On-going Disaster Efforts

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 17:09
On Friday, May 11, The Salvation Army, along with seven other local nonprofits, joined Houston-area Ford dealers at the Houston Food Bank for a “Texas is Family” community event to mark Ford’s continued support of ongoing recovery efforts in southeast Texas. The Ford Fund granted The Salvation Army a total of $500,000, which enabled us to purchase five Ford Edges and four Box Trucks in support of the on-going work of The Salvation [READ MORE]


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