Archives for January 2010

What’s Your Verse?

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Haiti Earthquake – Relief Update

The Salvation Army has been working since the Haitian Earthquake to move food, water, relief personnel, and other supplies for the Haitian people and for our clinic in Haiti. The following are links to articles and videos about the relief effort of The Salvation Army. Entries from the “Expect Change” blog (Courtesy Kathy Lovin) will be denoted with a star “*” Unless noted, all other articles are from The Salvation Army National website or blog.

American Idol Star visits Haiti NEW!!
American Idol will kick off “Idol Gives Back” on Thursday, February 25, where you can see 2009 winner Kris Allen perform to video footage of his recent trip to Haiti. Partnering with the UN Foundation, Allen visited Place de la Paix, Haiti where The Salvation Army serves as the camp management agency for a settlement that is home to 20,000 individuals displaced by January’s earthquake.

Massive Amounts Of Food, Water Reach Port-Au-Prince Over Weekend
While the situation in Haiti continues to be very serious, The Salvation Army Relief Team is providing massive amounts of food, water and other relief materials to the people affected by the earthquake.

January 25 Progress Report
Salvation Army team members continue to attend UN ‘Cluster Meetings’ in order to coordinate our relief activities with other major organizations and ensure the most efficient use of resources and allocation of precious relief materials and services.

Meals vs. Medicine
“A chronically empty stomach or a severe physical injury – is there a lesser of the two evils?”

Almost A Million Nutrient-Rich Meals Are On Their Way To Haiti *
“About seven years ago Rick McNary had a calling on his life to feed hungry people in impoverished nations. Over the last seven years he developed a system and a plan to package nutrient-rich meals that are inexpensive and easily portable to places in the world that need them most.”

First Baby Born After Earthquake
“A beautiful baby girl was delivered at The Salvation Army clinic in Port-au-Prince, Haiti! She is the first baby to be born in the area following the tragic earthquake. What wonderful proof that amidst much death and destruction, there is also new life!”

January 22 Update: Aid By The Numbers
“Though there is still overwhelming need in Haiti, the good news is relief workers are finally being able to reach Port-au-Prince without dealing with as massive delays or outrageous rerouting as experienced immediately following the earthquake.” Click for an overview of the relief we have given and the relief expected to arrive in the upcoming days.

YouTube Video Links:
FoxNewsChannel: January 15, 2010

Haiti Disaster Relief 60 sec PSA from Communications Bureau on Vimeo.

Haiti Relief

The Salvation Army is working to bring as much aid as possible to Haiti. Donations of money, clothing, non-perishable food, blankets, and even airline miles are needed.

Four simple ways to help:

1. Monetary donation: You can mail in a check to our office at 1450 Powell Street San Francisco, CA 94133 and indicate in the “memo” section “Haiti Relief”

2. Online donation: click here and specify “Haiti Relief” when prompted.

3. Prayer. Please pray for Haiti and the relief efforts.

4. Text “Haiti” to 52000 and confirm the text message you get back. Standard Text Messaging fees may or may not apply depending on your carrier.

For more information, please visit our Haiti Relief page by clicking on the link in the navigation bar.

You can also visit for images, video clips, and other news.

Thank You for your support! Together, we can DO THE MOST GOOD.

Why do we check ID?

The Salvation Army mission statement promises that we strive always to meet needs in Christ’s name “without discrimination.” That means we do not consider immigration status as a barrier to service.The only requirement for service at The Salvation Army is need.

This week, the Houston area media made it seem like The Salvation Army checks social security numbers for legal residency status before they’ll allow kids to sign up for Christmas help. Hogwash. Here’s the truth: click here to read the rest of the post.

Posted by Kathy Lovin at the Expect Change blog.

Happy New Year! 新年快乐!

Majors Thomas and Joy Mui, and the SF Chinatown Corps wish you all a wonderful and gracious year from God!