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Spring 2013 e-Newsletter
This year, The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command received $1 million in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to setup Permanent Supportive Housing for homeless young adults in the state. These funds were awarded to The Salvation Army as part of a new approach to housing homeless young adults between the ages of 18 to 25 years old. Through this initiative The Salvation Army will provide housing and offer educational, job training and therapeutic support to homeless young adults with an overall focus on Trauma Recovery using elements of cognitive behavioral therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
Spring 2010 e-Newsletter
With unprecedented generosity, local residents responded to the needs of some 30,000 local youth and seniors this Christmas. 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.
Fall 2009 e-Newsletter
A year ago on September 13th, Hurricane Ike ravaged through the Greater Houston region. Immediately after, The Salvation Army was among the first government, disaster relief and nonprofit organizations to respond. When it was all said and done, the Army had provided assistance to some 5 million southeast Texas residents. This year, as hurricane season returns, we take a look back at where we were one year ago after the storm. The Salvation Army stands ready to respond and prepared to serve our community.
Summer 2009 e-Newsletter
A cult figure, best known for his breakout role in the movie Ferris Buellers Day Off, a learned economist of international acclaim, a columnist for the New York Times, a bestselling author, an unrivaled comic, and a spokesperson for Clear Eyes, etc., etc., Ben Steins resume reads like an endless list of significant and diverse accomplishments. This November 3rd, he will add the title of keynote speaker for The Salvation Army of Greater Houstons Annual Luncheon to his resume. Ben Stein will bring his signature quirkiness and personal humor to the nonprofit's Annual Luncheon, which is the Army's largest annual fundraiser.
Spring 2009 e-Newsletter
The year was 1889. North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Washington had just been admitted by President Grover Cleveland as the 39th, 40th, 41st, and 42nd U.S. states. The first juke box had just gone into operation at the Palais Rolaye Saloon in San Francisco. Vincent Van Goghs Starry Night was still freshly-painted, and over in France the city of Paris was celebrating the inauguration of its new Eiffel Tower. Here in Houston, history was also being made. A single female officer by the name of Captain French had taken on the task of introducing a new form of service in faith to the local region.