Association of Legal
Each year, this organization - led by committee
chair Sadie McLeod - adopts 1,300 angels through approximately 40 different law
firms throughout the Washington, D.C., area, as part of the Christmas Angel
The territorial Youth Department is
beginning a partnership with Bikes for the World to help get therapeutic
tricycles to disabled children at The Salvation Army's Joytown School in
CBS Atlanta, UPS and Simon
Three of the
Southern Territory's biggest Angel Tree partners are Atlanta companies: CBS
(WUPA-TV), the United Parcel Service and Simon Property Group. CBS gives two
weeks of live broadcast time to the project, UPS picks up toys from
participating businesses and Simon provides Angel Tree locations at five of
donation from CentiMark Corporation of Canonsburg, Pa., has been given to
assist the victims of Hurricane Katrina. CentiMark is North America's
largest commercial roofing contractor with 65 offices in the United States and
Canada. CentiMark has been the preferred roofing contractor of The Salvation
Army's Southern Territory for over 12 years.
Child Evangelism Fellowship
has been serving Wake County, N.C., for 20 years by sending volunteers to The
Salvation Army Community Center in Raleigh. Weekly, volunteers share a Bible
lesson and the gospel with children ranging in age from 5 to 12. CEF also
organizes programs for the community center summer and fall outreaches.
is the first restaurant chain to partner with The Salvation Army. For three
weeks this holiday season, participating restaurants will display Angel Trees
for customers and employees who would like to take part in Angel Tree
FEMA and Katrina
Overseen by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Katrina Aid Today is a
consortium of 25 disaster recovery case management agencies. The national
consortium, which includes The Salvation Army, is funded by a $66-million grant
to United Methodist Committee on Relief and has helped more than 1,400 case
managers serve over 28,800 families recovering from Hurricane Katrina by
assisting them with employment, housing, food, counseling and medical
For more than a
year, 200 GE employees have volunteered an average of one and a half hours per
day, four days a week, to tutor students at the Newburg Boys and Girls Club in
Louisville, Ky. GE volunteers have also helped the club raise money and make
improvements such as new carpeting, appliances, lighting and a refurbished gym
Since 2004, HFI has been conducting
joint training sessions with The Salvation Army for its disaster volunteers.
When the Army has a need for additional volunteers, it looks to HFI to provide
them. Christie Sutton, EDS administrative services manager, said of HFI,
"When we have volunteer needs that we cannot fill, they are always ready.
They send us quality volunteers. They put people through rigorous training and
ensure they have a strong quality of character. We can not only use them as
field workers, but also in leadership command positions."
The Salvation Army and Kiwanis began a partnership in disaster training, primarily through the
Texas-Oklahoma District of Kiwanis International. Since then, 20 Kiwanians have
taken the National Salvation Army Disaster Train-the-Trainer courses; ten of
these 20 are now teaching these classes in their communities. Kiwanis now has
177 trained volunteers who act as reservists for The Salvation Army. Carlene
Campbell, liaison between Kiwanis and the Army, said, "This was an
opportunity to join an organization with the most volunteers in the world that
is doing the most good in the world."
Louisville, Ky., area Kroger stores have
been supporting The Salvation Army through the Food Angel Tree program since
1999. At 32 stores, Kroger sets up an Angel Tree with each angel representing a
family in need. Customers can choose an angel and then add a $25 donation to
their shopping bill, which provides a Kroger gift card to each family
represented. Through the years, Kroger employees have helped at the food
distribution site, have donated food for volunteers and have paid for
advertising and printing costs for this annual program.
National Business Service
NBSA is a valuable resource for Salvation Army
caseworkers nationwide. The organization provides skill certification to
individuals impacted by Hurricane Katrina so that their current employment can
be enhanced, or they can find employment that matches their skill base. NBSA
operates a national database so that employers can fill positions with
qualified employees. The strongest cities advertising this resource are in the
Southern Territory - Atlanta and Houston, Texas - because they are where the
highest numbers of Katrina survivors have resettled.
Together, The Salvation Army and Operation
Blessing are offering free medical and dental care to residents of New Orleans,
where only 30 percent of medical facilities have re-opened since Hurricane
Katrina. The Salvation Army has committed to provide up to $1.5 million for the
next year to fund the clinic, which is staffed by Operation Blessing.
Scherer Construction & Engineering, Inc.
This design/build, general contracting firm has been particularly
instrumental in helping the Southern Territory with new buildings and
renovations. Jim Crookston, president of the West Florida firm, helped
transform the former St. Petersburg, Fla., Family Store into an ARC chapel,
which enhances the quality of worship services at the Suncoast Area ARC. Maj.
Charles Nowell, ARC administrator, said the renovation allowed beneficiaries to
invite their family members to Sunday worship. Scherer's business
relationship with the Army inspired Crookston to join the Advisory Council for
the Suncoast Area ARC.
Wal-Mart / SAM's
Lee Scott, president and CEO of Wal-Mart,
presented Major George Hood, National Community Relations and Development
secretary, with a check for $1,000,000 on November 28, 2006, as part of the
"Bells Across America" program in Bentonville, Ark. This event kicked
off another 28-day season during which all Wal-Mart and SAM's Club stores
nationwide allow kettles and invite customers to support the work of the
This Atlanta television station sponsors The
Salvation Army Can-a-thon, which has been going strong for 24 years. Last
December, WXIA helped the Army collect over 174,800 cans, which were then
distributed throughout the year to the six Army distribution centers in Metro
Atlanta. The cans were used to fill 163,968 grocery orders for the