Testimonies


From Advisory Board Members

"As I near the end of my second decade of volunteer service to The Salvation Army, I can look back on dozens of experiences that have proven the wisdom of my decision to “enlist.”  My favorite story will always be the first one, from which I learned in a very dramatic way about the power of the Army to do good." Read More from Mark Abels, NAB.

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"Here’s the moral of this story.   The Salvation Army is America’s favorite charity, and no matter what is the state of the economic environment, Americans want to help those who are less fortunate." Read More from Bob Alspaugh, NAB.

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"That is where the The Salvation Army comes in.  The Salvation Army has been a big part of our social fabric for over 100 years.  It has been doing the work of ‘giving the hopeless hope’ for many years.  More importantly, The Salvation Army is doing its work ‘on the ground’ and all over the nation.  This organization is trying to solve a scale problem with a scale solution."

Read More from Allen Chan, NAB.

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"Like so many others, I am in the ranks of “absolutely passionate” about The Salvation Army. I love the mission, the heart, the compassion, the tenacity that embodies this amazing organization. How many times have we heard it: 'The Salvation Army is the best-kept secret in the world.'” Read More from Marlene Klotz-CollinsNAB

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"There is so much that needs to be done for the various programs but the community needs to be made aware of the needs – our job is to carry that message to those who can help and lend our expertise to getting the job done."

Read More from Cindy Curtis,  Alaska.

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"First, I firmly believe that The Salvation Army delivers 'the most bang for the buck!' Second, that The Salvation Army truly changes lives of those in greatest need. And finally, no one should simply retire and think that one’s life work is done, no matter what your circumstance, there is always just a little more that can be accomplished through our great Army effort." Read More from Dick Davis, NAB.

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"I do believe in The Salvation Army and it’s program in “Helping Others.” My affiliation as a volunteer for The Salvation Army is truly a blessing."

Read More from Mary Yee DeBrunner, San Diego.

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"My eyes have been opened to the tremendous need to work with drug and alcoholic addicts.  I cannot imagine a more rewarding way to spend time than to be part of The Salvation Army Rehabilitation Program."

Read More from Max Dunn, California.

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"To serve on The Salvation Army National Advisory Board, is to serve God and to help all His people.  I am truly honored to meet and work with such wonderful, humble, God-Serving members of the Army."

Read More from Dave Frauenshuh, NAB.

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"Try it, you’ll like it!  And you may even make a new friend for the Army."

Read More from Joyce Glazer, NAB.

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"I was on fire to do something, to tell the story. I read and read the history and wrote a script for a documentary film, 'Salvation Army 101'. What I learned changed me forever.  When William Booth says 'I wanted God Almighty to have all there was of William Booth', I have been challenged ever since."

Read More from Sally Harris, NAB.

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"As I observed that day, I realized this was an organization which sees each clients in the same way God sees them: as valuable, individuals whom He loves. I was hooked!  As I got more and more involved with The Salvation Army's Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC), I became really hooked!"

Read More from John Hintz, Tucson.

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"Decades ago, I was just a kid when my parents were Salvation Army officers on the east coast.  I remember that my dad very much enjoyed his relationships with local business and community leaders who made up his advisory boards. Many years later and 3,000 miles away, I’m proud to be a part of it, and I hope my small service honors the many years of service rendered by my parents."

Read More from John Hodson, California.

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"The Army seeks to serve as a convening organization, bringing together young Americans from all walks of life to participate in broad opportunities for service to humanity.  From serving in times of disaster relief to participating in anti-human trafficking efforts to helping addicts see the way out of addiction, we want  The Salvation Army to become one of the most trusted avenues that young adults select for non-profit service and giving."

Read More from Jason Howard, NAB.

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"I am the most proud of my 25 years as a supporter of The Salvation Army, helping to keep the bells ringing during the Christmas holidays.  In addition to serving on the Anchorage Advisory Board, I am a member of The Salvation Army Serendipity Adult Day Services Advisory Council."

Read More from Rob McWhorter, Alaska.

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"With Captain Terry’s leadership, the Renton Food Bank has implemented an innovative program, reaching out to kids in the area by providing a reliable source of meals on weekends.The Masango’s prayers have continually been answered and the program has been an outstanding success. The number of kids served currently stands at 247 per week and other schools are asking to join."

Read More from Jim Nordstrom, NAB.

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"Prayer is vital.  I am convinced that God has anointed The Salvation Army due to our passion to serve the marginalized and to proclaim his Gospel. I definitely feel God’s direct hand over the process. "

Read More from Rob Pace, NAB.

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"It is of course a vitally important first step for new Advisory Board members to be taken on a tour of all of your local facilities and programs — the only way to really get a grasp on the incredible myriad ways your local Salvation Army Does the Most Good!"

Read More from Mary Theroux, NAB.

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"They don’t allow anything to get in the way of their mission. They know that God is on their side guiding their every step. Their American Dream is not to chase the next big deal, no; their American Dream is to save more souls for Jesus. They know that they don’t work for man. They work for God."

Read More from Frank Vizcarra, NAB.

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"As I’ve become a member and an officer of the ARC council, I am overwhelmed with how many people and in how many ways the ARC helps men and families return to enjoying their lives and being productive to themselves and loving to their families and their communities."

Read More from Maggie Wilhelm, San Jose.