Retrain the brain

Neurofeedback treatment is helping veterans, recovering addicts and everyone in between find peace from the noise within. On the campus of a homeless shelter billed as “one of the largest west of the Mississippi,” it’s a small, dark room comparable in size to a walk-in closet that’s generating much of the buzz. Inside, residents of…


For all to read

With developing technology, biblical translation is happening faster than ever. By Laura Poff – Bible translation has always been a complicated and often controversial process. From the moment that Martin Luther first translated the Bible into German, he sparked a movement to translate the word of God into the heart language of every believer, a mission…


World Class

Carving out a successful career in music can prove a tall task, but a growing number of musicians are discovering an unlikely launchpad: The Salvation Army. By Lizeth Beltran – Special occasions at the White House often mean special performances from the United States Marine Band or the White House Orchestra. And from Reagan’s second term…

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Art, not ads

Colette Miller couldn’t help but notice all of the vast blank walls and canvases in Los Angeles. They’d look better covered with something there, she thought. But not ads. Instead, she envisioned big, bright angel wings. So one day in 2012, she pulled some friends to keep a lookout for police, and she painted her…


‘I want to help’

When Meighen Lovelace first walked into The Salvation Army Vail Valley in 2007, she was in crisis, though she didn’t know what the term meant at the time. She was pregnant with her first child. She’d recently lost her job in the food service industry and her then-husband had been laid off from his construction…

Volunteer Michael Mueller

For Michael Mueller, volunteering is a daily priority.

He started volunteering with The Salvation Army in March 1987. When his alarm rings at 4 a.m., four days a week, he gets dressed and takes the bus to the Redondo Beach Corps in Southern California, where he makes coffee and prepares meals for delivery to homebound seniors. “I have something to do, and I…

Dan Smith, volunteer advisory council chairman of the Vail Valley Service Center

‘We’re the go-to people’

When the Vail Pass on the I-70 closes, stranding drivers on their way to Denver at over 10,000 feet above sea level in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Dan Smith gets a call and goes to work. With Fire Department volunteers, he creates a makeshift 150-bed emergency shelter in 30 minutes, with cots spread across…

Architectural designer Macy Miller downsized her home by 90% and lives larger than ever. | Copyright Macy Miller

It’s not about the (tiny) house

Architectural designer Macy Miller downsized her home by 90 percent and lives larger than ever. By Macy Miller –  For many Americans, one-third to one-half of their income is earmarked for the roof over their heads, and nearly half of Americans are living in a state of “persistent economic security” that makes it “difficult to…


Fresh approach

Meighen Lovelace needed help from a Salvation Army food bank a decade ago. Now she’s the one helping clients. By Caramie Petrowsky –  When Meighen Lovelace first walked into The Salvation Army Vail Valley in 2007, she was in crisis, though she didn’t know what the term meant at the time. She was pregnant with…

“And the end of the day, I may be tired from the work I’ve been doing, but I leave here exhilarated.” - John

A choice opportunity

  John volunteers weekly at the Spokane Salvation Army Food Bank By Cara Cahoon –  “When I’m here it doesn’t matter what worries or problems I’m having, I come here and it all goes away,” said John, a volunteer at the Spokane Salvation Army Food Bank. “I’m so engaged in what I do, I don’t…