Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Salvation Army

 
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This is the local Salvation Army building in Tallahassee. The Salvation Army is a charitable organization offering shelter and meals for the homeless, group homes for handicapped persons, spouse abuse shelters, drop-in centers for run-aways, job training for the unemployed, camps for disadvantaged children and seniors, and treatment centers for substance abusers. During a disaster, The Salvation Army offers food, water, clothing, counseling and furniture to disaster victims. To read more information about the history and purpose of the Salvation Army in the United States, go here.

24 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Very informative post! They work hard there!An important work!
Beautiful brick in this building!
Léia

Julie said...

We have The Salvation Army here in Australia, too. They are known as the Salvos.

B SQUARED said...

They truly are a wonderful organization. We contribute to them each year and wish we could do more.

Darla said...

What a great organization!

Hilda said...

I used to see them here in Manila with their little pots in malls during the Christmas season so I think they had/have a branch here. But that was several years ago and I don't know if they're still around.

downtown guy said...

This building is for sale, or was recently. I would love to buy it. (If I had any money at all.)

Halcyon said...

That's about the nicest looking Salvation Army I've ever seen! I love those big, long windows.

The company I work for has a foundation called The Caring Hands. Our local chapter works alot with the Salvation Army. Our main project is the Angel Tree during the holidays. I think they're a pretty good organization, although I don't agree with everything in their creed.

Clytie said...

I like the way the muted light shows up the orange in the bricks. It seems to match the brighter orange of the Salvation Army sign!

Jacob said...

This is a surprisingly-nice building for the Salvation Army...good shot, too.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I do think the Salvation Army is a worthy organization. My mother wouldn't have a thing to do with or for the Red Cross. During the Depression she asked a worker for enough money (I think 10 cents) to buy a box of Corn Flakes and they refused. That was it. Then and there. My opinion slipped too when I saw them charging for cups of coffee and donuts in the Army over seas.

Tanya said...

I always give to the Santa, almost daily during the holidays!

downtown guy said...

It used to be a fire station, I believe.

Pacey said...

Oh, we have them here too. They collect used clothings and give them to the unfortunates. They have a neat building. Have a great day Lois.

Tricia said...

I don't know where the Salvation Army office is here in my town. I should find out

Don and Krise said...

I passed by our local Salvation Army Center yesterday. They really do so much for that part of the community that needs that helping hand. Wonderful post Lois.

Rob said...

Yes, they're doing a good job. Used to volunteer by giving some basic IT and CV writing courses at the local center in Dublin, Ireland, a few years back. Hard, but very rewarding.

James said...

That building looks pretty old, I wonder how long the Saalvation Army has been there.

lemon said...

Very informative post, really.
I do not think that we have such organization in Greece. Just the Red Cross and the Church.

~Cheryl said...

I like those long door-windows in front!

lemon said...

Dear Lois,
(this is an irrelevant to the post comment!)
the name of your city, Tallahassee reminds me very much of the word we use for the sea: in Greek sea=thalassa (pronounced as you read it).
I have wanted to tell you so since I first met your blog!
Does that name has a particular meaning? Do you know where it comes from? Is there any possibility that it has something to do with the Greek word sea?
:)

Lois said...

Lemon--I think the name Tallahassee was a native American word meaning "old town" or "old fields". It's interesting that it is so similar to the Greek word for sea. Thanks for that information!

Tash said...

I always liked their emblem. I also like the arched, two story windows. And their stores - I enjoy a treasure hunt every once in a while.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Great work of the Salvos.

Lisa Wilson said...

They have a very nice building! Thank goodness for places like Salvation Army.