Stephen Ritz of the Green Bronx Machine

By Stephen Ritz -  What if happy meals resulted in happy kids and a happier, healthier world? What if students were able to grow them in schools? Our Green Bronx…

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OMAHA, NEBRASKA -  Chris and Phileena Heuertz sit in front of their chalk board filled with the years travels to spread the word about the Gravity Center, a nondenominational nonprofit devoted to helping people achieve doing good for other people on March 24th, 2013. BRYNN ANDERSON/THE WORLD-HERALD

Chris Heuertz grew up in a struggling lower middle class home in Omaha, Neb., and was the first of his family to attend college. He double majored in theology and…

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    Harvestfield was recently described as a “spiritual mini Ikea” and that is truly our hope––a department store that offers not only “buy one, get one free,” but the…

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When The Salvation Army invited world-renowned surf photographer Aaron Chang to an event, he never expected it to change his life. And yet, it did just that. Chang was successful,…

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Walk into Sydney’s Food 4 Life Market and something might confuse you: None of the products have price tags. That’s because customers always pay the same price for all of…

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By Erica Andrews Derrick Engoy, the soft-spoken poet, pastor and nonprofit advocate seems nervous when I first meet him. Dressed in a gray fedora, navy blue buttoned shirt and jeans…

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By Jared McKiernan Jerry Ernst was sitting pretty, making a cool $140,000 a year in retail management. All the while, he was battling an addiction to methamphetamines. Eventually, his addiction…

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Sarah Lewis lived an active lifestyle. An avid runner and soccer player, she couldn’t recall a time when athletics weren’t a part of her life. However, after she finished high…

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Bridget Hilton doesn’t go a day without music in her life. The raw energy of live shows, the soft hiss of vinyl on a record player, the soul and grit…

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By Erica Andrews After consistently seeing more women at events on trafficking than men, Stephanie Lorenzo, Project Futures founder, was surprised to hear a man speak about the issue. Canadian…

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Descending a flight of stairs in The Anaheim (Calif.,) Praiseworks Corps Community Center, we approach a locked door. Envoy Michael Freeman draws the basement key from his pocket like an…

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By Christin Davis JUST 93 MILES from the shores of the “land of the free and the home of the brave,” the streets of Havana, Cuba, feel tropical but torn….

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Jamie Tworkowski wrote a story, “To Write Love On Her Arms” about Renee, a friend struggling with a cocaine addiction and self-mutilation. After she was denied entry into a treatment…

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Paul Crowley is not your average Pepperdine University student. He’s 61, part of an exclusive 20-student population attending Pepperdine’s Palmer Center Micro-Enterprise Program and he commutes to school from The…

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Once the United Nations (UN) formalized a global pact to end poverty 13 years ago, partnering with an organization founded upon this very basis was practically inevitable. The UN launched…

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MAP

As a quasi-military organization, The Salvation Army administers its international work via a zonal system at International Headquarters (IHQ) in London. As well as the handling of day-to-day business and…

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“When I tried to get my things, I was stabbed almost to death,” Isabel said. “I was in the hospital for two months and I couldn’t walk for a year…

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Annual Report 3 - Japan

In Japanese, ‘kizuna’ means a “bond of friendship.” Born of adversity in Onagawa, Japan, kizuna has emerged between the residents, The Salvation Army Japan Territory, The Salvation Army USA Western…

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After 27 years of war, Angola was broken in every sense of the word. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) records indicate that approximately 40 percent of the population lives below the…

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