Can you guess what this is? It’s the football field at The Salvation Army of Greater Atlanta’s Bellwood Boys and Girls Club. Next week, this space will be replaced with a professional turf football field, thanks to a generous gift from the Atlanta Falcons, the National Football League Grassroots Foundation, and the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. Stay tuned for updates and our official field opening on Saturday, August 18.
On June 19, Mayfield Creamery’s 10,000 scoop challenge event benefiting The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta, successfully served 10,000 scoops of Moose Tracks ice cream cone scoops to the local Atlanta community members. Each scoop donated $1 to The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta, allowing for the organization to receive $10,000 to help those in need all throughout Atlanta.
During the week of June 25th thru June 29th, Love Atlanta’s week of service sponsored by Passion City Church members in Atlanta will volunteer with The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta for more than 36 service projects. These projects include our Marietta Cobb/Douglas Corps, Peachcrest Boys and Girls Club and the Red Shield.
During the summer months, many people struggle fight the heat and stay cool due to financial barriers. Thanks to a generous donation from a member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, individuals in need throughout Metro Atlanta were given free boxed fans at the Kroc Center of Atlanta. In addition, eight Salvation Army corps locations also participated in the give away; resulting in a total of 2,000 free electric boxed fans distributed to those in need.
Effective Friday, June 15, The Salvation Army’s Financial Emergency Services (FES) for Fulton County will relocate to our Red Shield/Harbor Light Corps at 469 Marietta Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30313. If you need emergency financial assistance, please call Red Shield at 404-486-2710 beginning Monday, June 25.
The Salvation Army of Gwinnett County was awarded a $10,000 challenge grant from the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia. The funds will benefit the county’s Home Sweet Home program, which helps newly homeless families get back on their feet.
On June 5, The Salvation Army Marietta Corps held their annual appreciation dinner for the volunteers and donors who help do the most good in the community throughout the year. These individuals support a number of Salvation Army initiatives, including Christmas bell ringing and Angel Tree programs. The dedication, service, and support of our supporters is what makes The Salvation Army what it is to this day. This image displays one of many awards given that night to the Douglas/Cobb County Salvation Army supporters.
On Friday, June 1, The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta and Duck Donuts celebrated National Donut Day. Volunteers dressed as Salvation Army Donut Girls (“Donut Lassies”), and patrons got a chance to try a specialty crafted Salvation Army donut that the Duck Donuts team created after the Lassies’ namesake.
The national holiday was created in Chicago in 1938 as a Salvation Army fundraiser to honor the women who served doughnuts soldiers in WWI. Today, National Donut day is recognized as a symbol of comfort to all. How sweet!
The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Area Command raised more than $53,000 through this year’s Kettle Krush 5K, presented by The Home Depot Foundation. More than 300 people registered for the race and 1-mile Fun Run – the most ever for this event. All of the proceeds from the race will be used to fight poverty, homelessness, and human trafficking in metro Atlanta.
Click here view a list of overall finishers.
See all award winners here.
And to view all photos from Saturday’s race, click here.
The Salvation Army’s Gwinnett County Corps’ “Home Sweet Home” program is getting a boost, thanks to Publix’s “Food For All” program. Home Sweet Home helps homeless individuals and families in need.
In this photo, Publix managers John Green (left) and Brad Shandor (right) present Gwinnett County Corps Officer Lt. Jeremy Mockabee with a check for $16,110.29
Thank you, Publix, for continuing to help The Salvation Army do the most good in our communities.