Helping others

A young woman displays the red heart she has made
Ministries and Outreach

This Heartfelt Program Teaches Useful Skills to At-Risk Women in Bangladesh

Through its Others program, the Salvation Army provides training to women who might otherwise have no way to support themselves or their families.

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Rita’s own experience inspired her desire to care for others.
Living Longer, Living Better

A Stroke Survivor Finds New Purpose and a New Job

After a pair of debilitating strokes at 49, she chose to help others recover

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An illustration of two cartoon cars smiling next to each other.
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Park Here

Parking a care solved a space and safety issue for her neighbor.

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A illustration depicting a young woman and older woman holding sprouted flower bulbs.
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Flower Power

Every year flowers from the important women in her life bring joy to others around her.

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An illustration depicting three mini pumpkins with mailing address labels.
People Helping People

Someone Cares: The Great Pumpkin

Every October her friend sends a special token to those who need a spiritual lift.

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Richard Parra went from a certified nursing assistant to administrator after he found his calling in healthcare.
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At 64, He Got His Call to Serve

He found a new career he loved at an age when many people are planning for retirement

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Marcie Palmer 2018 Volunteer Champion
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Active Retirement: Volunteer Champion

Helping others makes retirement meaningful for Marcie Palmer

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A hospice nurse reading to a senior patient outside.
Caregiving

A Hospice Nurse Finds Glimpses of Heaven in Caregiving

A woman who deals with death every day explains how her calling is life-affirming.

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Chris and his mom are caregivers for each other.
Caregiving

He Put His Dreams on Hold to Be a Caregiver, Then Found the Inspiration He Needed

The man behind the popular blog NYC Smile 4 Me learns that his mission of bringing joy to others works in a small town as well as the Big Apple.

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Joe Bock helps kids build their skills and confidence.
Living Longer, Living Better

This Benchwarmers Basketball Coach Makes Sure No Child Is Left Out

Joe Bock was always picked last on the basketball court. He grew up to create Benchwarmers Basketball, a program that helps hoops-challenged kids build their skills and grow their confidence.

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