Calhoun, Cornwell honored for years of service

April 21, 2017 (NEWNAN, GA) – Dr. Robert Calhoun and Cecil Cornwell have been honored by the Salvation Army for their years of service as members of the Newnan advisory council. Calhoun and Cornwell received plaques during the Salvation Army’s Newnan Service Center annual banquet on March 17. Calhoun received the lifetime member designation, and Cornwell […]

The Salvation Army of Griffin Hosts Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

(Adapted with permission from an article by Thomas Hoefer of the Griffin Daily News) April 10, 2017 (GRIFFIN, GA) – The Griffin, Georgia Salvation Army hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at the Kiwanis Center of Griffin, recognizing the many groups and individuals that contributed to their success in 2016. With the help of dedicated […]

TSA Responds to I-85 Bridge Collapse

The Salvation Army Responds to I-85 Bridge Collapse

ATLANTA, GA (March 31, 2017) – The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Command responded to a collapsed bridge on I-85 caused by an extensive fire by serving over 200 meals, snacks, and drinks to emergency personnel. A Salvation Army canteen (mobile feeding kitchen) from the Metro Atlanta Area Command’s Red Shield Shelter was deployed on site […]

The Salvation Army celebrates volunteers, mission

March 21, 2017 (ROME, GA) -The Salvation Army is celebrating 130 years of service in Rome this year as well as the organization’s mission of hope, which is spread through its volunteers and workers. During a dinner and awards ceremony at Berry College’s Krannert Center Monday evening, workers, volunteers and donors gathered together to honor […]

Salvation Army recognizes Lem Griffin

March 20, 2017 (ALBANY, GA) – All members of the Advisory Board of the Albany Corps of the Salvation Army work as one to serve the community. On Monday, however, it was time to recognize one board member — Lemuel Griffin — for his extraordinary work spanning more than two decades. Griffin was presented with […]

Boy Scouts collect more than 2 tons of food for Salvation Army

February 12, 2017 (ROME, GA) – Boy Scouts from more than a dozen units in Floyd, Polk and Chattooga counties collected more than 4,300 pounds of food from residents in their counties Saturday. The Floyd County units contributed their food to The Salvation Army for the first time this year. “This has already become a […]

Salvation Army takes ‘canteens’ to the streets to serve meals

February 2, 2017 (ALBANY, GA) — It’s always said breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That’s why every morning for the past week and a half, volunteers at the Salvation Army have started their day in the kitchen. On the menu for breakfast this week are sausage biscuits, fresh from the oven, individually […]

The Good Work in South Georgia Continues

January 26, 2017 – (ALBANY, GA) – Three days after tornadoes ripped through South Georgia, the whirl and buzz of chainsaws continue to mix with the smell of freshly cut pine trees in the hardest hit areas of Albany, GA.  Residents in affected areas are still coming to grips with the devastation as they work […]

Salvation Army’s Albany disaster relief outreach gets helping hand from Phillip Phillips

January 25, 2017 (ALBANY, GA) — The tornado that struck southeast Albany on Sunday afternoon has brought in an outpouring of support from all walks of life, from the everyday citizen to well-known city leaders and even an American Idol. The Salvation Army’s disaster relief vehicle, joined by “American Idol” winner and chart-topping recording artist […]

Serving South Georgia: Doing the Most Good Where It is Needed Most

January 24, 2017 – (ALBANY, GA) – Never is the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army felt so strongly by those who serve and are served, then when they converge in the aftermath of personal and community tragedy.  As South Georgia is still in search and rescue mode after Sunday’s severe tornadoes, The Salvation […]