The Salvation Army Stories


Recognizing the Signs

A simple dress occupying a single hanger in the Salvation Army’s Children Shelter may look fairly straightforward. Size 5T, navy blue, meant to go over top a t-shirt, perfect for a six-year old headed to elementary school. But what you may see as a piece of clothing, can unlock a big clue about a child…

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Being Prepared the Name of the Game During Severe Weather Season

Whether a tornado in the Midwest or an earthquake on the West Coast, disasters leave you with little warning or time to get ready. The Salvation Army wants to make sure you and your family are not left unprepared in the face of storms this severe weather season. Making sure you’re prepared is as easy…

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John Callahan: Dedicated to Service

There’s not much time in the day for the new Director of Emergency Director Services to fix up his office, which is why John Callahan has a shopping cart full of electronic equipment taking up a fair amount of floor space. “I’m trying to get this rearranged,” Callahan offers as a brief apology, but when…

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Perhaps no bell ringer in the Kansas City area has raised more red kettle funds in recent years than 55-year-old Army veteran Ronnie Ford. Ronnie, who is a double amputee from the knees down, has been working as a paid bell ringer each holiday season for the past four years in front of WalMart near…

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Hurricane Harvey

After Hurricane Harvey finished ravaging the Texas gulf coastline, a three-person team from The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services program in Kansas City was deployed to offer aid. Struck by the images of devastation, the team – made up of Divisional Social Services Director Joyce Schau, Captain Gabriela Rangel of the Westport Temple Corps and…

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