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A Boon For Beantown

If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Stay Out of the Kitchen!

The Boston Kroc Center knows how to dish out successful graduates into the culinary world. Their two exceptional ministries — the Culinary Arts School and a first-time offenders rehab program, Bridging The Gap have transformed lives. Read more [...]

It’s ‘50 Love’ for Greenville Kroc Tennis Center


The Salvation Army’s award-winning, state-of-the-art tennis center at the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Greenville, South Carolina, is the only one of its kind in nation—not only serving up tennis instruction, but life lessons.[...]

NEW Digital Magazine: War Cry Online

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Trust, Obey, Live Long and Prosper

God wants to bless us with success and prosperity, but on His terms. This issue of War Cry Online features people who have learned through challenging experiences what constitutes success.

  • Chris Maxwell fights his way back after epilepsy rewired his brain.
  • Ambassadors for Holiness Bill and Diane Ury find that joy that comes from giving oneself wholly to the Lord.
  • Children from Kenya launch a song for peace even as the country is gripped by political turmoil and unrest.

May these and other stories in War Cry Online inspire you to embrace the future with confidence. Subscribe free today!

Chronicles of Salvation

The Drumbeat of Diversity

Marleen Mallory’s family was attracted to The Salvation Army when they heard the call of the bass drum at an open air meeting in Norfolk many years ago—she now helps hundreds of Kroc kids with music instruction at the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Hampton Roads, VA. [...]

Quincy Kroc Center’s Charter Member

Victoria Huntley was facing knee surgery within a few months. Following that procedure, she knew that extensive water therapy would be required. Of course she had several options, but one project still under construction at the time appealed to her—the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Quincy, Illinois. In addition to the benefits to her health, Victoria discovered friendship, education, support and community service. [...]

More Salvation Stories [...]


Gypsy Boy

Rodney “Gypsy” Smith (1860-1947) was the Billy Graham of his time. Hundreds of thousands on several continents were won to Christ through his mesmerizing preaching style and his winning personality. Learn more about this world-renown evangelist. [...]

A True Knitting Yarn

There’s nothing new about knitting clubs. Groups of women and men have formed over the last century—and continue today—to enjoy fellowship, to hone their craft, and even to express their patriotism.

The Salvation Army was in the forefront of hosting such groups, a movement that peaked during World War II [...]

Third Time’s The Charm

It rarely happens, but every once in a while, a Salvation Army Officer might be appointed to a post or position where they’ve served before. It’s possible, and sometimes it does happen—but by and large the majority of Officers serving in one city will probably never be reappointed there. Isn’t it iRonic, then, for Majors Juan and Lydia Mercado to have the unique distinction of being named as Corps Officers in Guayama, Puerto Rico three times! [...]

More iRony [...]

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