One week has passed since the day marking the global 150th anniversary of The Salvation Army. Here is the roundup of faces and facts from the first half of this week!
As always, let us know if there is anything you’d like to know about!
Fact –The Children’s Learning Center (CLC) provides low-cost, high-quality daycare for 60 pre-school children and an after-school program for 40 additional children.
Fact –Why is it so hard to see black and blue? The Salvation Army South Africa released this ad to build awareness around domestic violence and Carehaven, their home for abused women and their children. This viral image was viewed more than 1 million times on the popular website Buzzfeed.
Fact –Did you know? The Beatles song “Strawberry Fields Forever” refers to The Salvation Army orphanage in Woolten, England?
John Lennon used to play behind the building as a child.
Bonus fact! This has been our most popular fact yet! It was shared 42 times on Facebook!
Fact –Behind each of OTHERS products, there is a unique story – a story of dignity, independence, and hope. Beautiful products are made by women from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Kenya, and Moldova. You can host your own home party! Shop now. usa.tradeforhope.com/
Face –When Ray Andrews arrived at The Salvation Army Cambridge Corps, he didn’t plan to stay long.
You can see and hear Ray’s story in his own words here: https://vimeo.com/52683210
Fact –The Salvation Army began its work in Massachusetts in 1884. Our first corps community center was in Lawrence and first state headquarters was at the former Federhen Hall on North Russell Street in Boston’s West End.