The Salvation Armys Whittier/Santa Fe Springs Transitional Living Center received a much-deserved facelift on Thursday, June 25th thanks to more than 150 employees from ARAMARK, a global provider of professional services. Employees dedicated their time, energy and talents to enhance the indoor and outdoor campus.
The American Society of Interior Designers and The Salvation Army teamed up in Orange County, California to design five 12' by 12' theme rooms with items donated to Salvation Army thrift stores! The five theme rooms will be on display in Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Orange and San Clemente until April 24!
In December of 1891, a Salvation Army Captain in San Francisco had resolved, to provide a free Christmas dinner to the areas poor. But how would he pay for the food?
As he went about his daily tasks, the question stayed in his mind. Suddenly, his thoughts went back to his days as a sailor in Liverpool, England. On the Stage Landing he saw a large pot, called Simpsons pot into which charitable donations were thrown by passers-by.
On the next morning, he secured permission from the authorities to place a similar pot at the Oakland ferry landing, at the foot of Market Street. No time was lost in securing the pot and placing it in a conspicuous position, so that it could be seen by all those going to and from the ferry boats. In addition, a brass urn was placed on a stand in the waiting room for the same purpose.
Thus, Captain Joseph McFee launched a tradition that has spread not only throughout the United States, but throughout the world.
During this time of economic turmoil, people in the Southland are struggling more than ever to provide for themselves and their families. The unemployment rate continues to rise at levels not seen since the Great Depression, and for many in our community, basic necessities - such as adequate food and proper shelter -are increasingly out of reach. The Salvation Army helps to enhance our community safety net by shielding the vulnerable and sheltering our neighbors during this challenging economic storm.
During this time of economic turmoil, people in the Southland are struggling more than ever to provide for themselves and their families. The unemployment rate continues to rise at levels not seen since the Great Depression, and for many in our co...