The Salvation Army Stories



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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“I wanted to do a service project and I wanted to do something that would help other kids,” said 9-year-old Kansas City local Brooklyn Stewart. “When my mom heard that The Salvation Army was doing a school supplies drive, I wanted to help. When kids go to The Salvation Army, they sometimes don’t have anything……

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Every Wednesday you can find Christine Wright at her local Salvation Army women’s group in Kansas City, Mo. While looking for a church she came to the Blue Valley Corps and felt at home. She has been going to The Salvation Army for more than 30 of her 94 years. While waiting in the lobby…

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Shotgun Jaxon

“I got into radio because my dad was bipolar and my mom was concerned that he was likely to bolt at some point, so she encouraged me to go to work with my dad. I started hanging out at radio stations and learning the business. This is the only thing I’ve ever done.” Jaxon, who…

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