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Posted by REWEDNESDAYS On December - 5 - 2014 0 Comment

~ When the Yarnell Hill Fire claimed the lives of nineteen firefighters, the Prescott Salvation Army was there serving 11,000 meals to people until over two weeks after the fire. They also provided social service intake for families affected by the fire and provided for the immediate needs and offered spiritual support to the Prescott community.

~ The Salvation Army was the inspiration behind the popular holiday song, “Silver Bells.” Those silver bells referenced are Salvation Army bells! “It’s Christmas time in the city!”

~ “Strawberry Fields Forever” in the Beatles 1966 song by that name, is John Lennon’s nostalgic reference to a Salvation Army orphanage called Strawberry Field in Woolton, England.  Lennon is said to have played with childhood friends in the trees behind the orphanage when he was a boy.
The facility closed in 2005.

~ The Salvation Army flag is the only flag, other than the U.S. flag, to have flown on the moon.

~ The phrase “on the wagon” was coined by men and women receiving the services of The Salvation Army.  Former National Commander Evangeline Booth – founder William Booth’s daughter – drove a hay wagon through the streets of New York to encourage alcoholics on board for a ride back to The Salvation Army.  Hence, alcoholics in recovery were said to be “on the wagon.”

 

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The Arizona Republic

12/5/14 


Donations raised through the red kettles support Salvation Army programs throughout the year transforming lives and giving hope. These programs address homelessness, emergency assistance (rent, utilities, food), domestic violence shelters, disaster relief,
Disaster Relief - Emergency Assistance - Rehabilitation
substance abuse recovery, low-income senior housing, human trafficking abolition, military assistance, holiday dinners, educational programs/tutoring for youth and adults, sports programs and more. Donations stay within the community received.
Homelessness - Domestic Violence - Youth Education