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Spring 2010 Newsletter

No Child Was Left Behind
No one knew what to expect this year. More people than ever had registered for Christmas assistance through The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Commands Angel Tree program at the end of 2009 some 25 percent more than the year before to be exact. At the same time donations continued to arrive in significantly lower numbers than in years past.

Salvation Army Officer Gives Personal Account of Disaster Relief Efforts
The Salvation Armys Major Kelly Ponstler, who is currently working in Haiti providing disaster relief, sent us a detailed, firsthand account of worker and volunteer efforts to distribute desperately needed food to thousands of displaced earthquake victims. This gives a wonderfully personal insight into the everyday, ongoing work and small victories experienced by The Salvation Army team amidst trying to meet the overwhelming need of Haitians.
Watch the Latest Edition of The Salvation Army's Video Diary
This past Christmas, Santa himself stopped by our warehouse, thousands of elves lent a helping hand, our kettles went virtual, we partnered with a few Football Wives to help local Military families, the Harbor Light Choir rang in the 12 Days of Christmas, and so many other exciting things took place! Here weve compiled just a few of the greatest adventures. Follow the link and see how The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command is Doing the Most Good.
Houston's Home Team Invites You to a Ball Game for a Good Cause
Last year, the First Annual Salvation Army Night at Minute Maid Park brought more than 100 area youth from The Salvation Armys six local Boys & Girls Clubs to the Houston Astros home stadium. Many of them were attending a live baseball game for the first time in their lives, thanks in large part to the generosity of Salvation Army supporters and Houstonians who sponsored their attendance.
Runway Show at Runaway Prices
For a few hundred dollars a local fashionista on a budget could walk away with a handful or two of couture frocks and accessories from the likes of Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, and many more at The Salvation Armys upcoming Reflections on Style Boutique and Runway Show scheduled for April 13, 2010 at the prestigious River Oaks Country Club here in Houston.
Local Youths Walk Away with over $26,000 in College Scholarships
Until she heard her name called out last Tuesday night at The Salvation Armys Third Annual Youth of the Year Scholarship Awards and Presentation Dinner, Eliana Perez didnt have any true higher education aspirations. The high school student admits she wanted to go to college, but because of her familys limited resources she had all but given up on her dreams.
Houston's home team invites you to a ball game for a good cause
Social Media buffs and Tweeters, listen up! The Salvation Army of Houston is now on both Facebook and Twitter. Were keeping you up to date on what exactly is taking place at our facilities on a day to day basis. Click to join us on Facebook or Twitter