Entries by Sybil

HURRICANE HARVEY – Answering the Call to Help Harvey Survivors in Pasadena

Hurricane Harvey One-Year Reflection My wife and I can still remember the phone call that started it all. The City of Pasadena’s Office of Emergency Management called to ask if we could open our Pasadena Corps Community Center’s doors in case there were neighbors in need, to which we responded that we’d open our gym […]

How Upward Bound Impacted My Life

I was born in Houston but when I was 11 months old my mother sent me to West Africa to live with my grandmother. I come from a royal family in a village in Ghana and she wanted me to learn the culture and the language. However, due to my grandmother’s failing health and her […]

2018 Annual Luncheon

The Salvation Army of Greater Houston is excited to announce our Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at River Oaks Country Club. This year we will honor Ann and J. Hugh Roff, Jr. for their support and dedication to the mission of The Salvation Army. Our luncheon will kick-off the Season of Giving and your participation in […]

Running and Recovery with The Salvation Army

From Addiction to Recovery A prescription pill addict, I knew I needed help but had nowhere to turn to for help. Hopeless but desperate to turn my life around, I came to The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army welcomed me with open arms and provided me with a place to stay and a path to get […]

The Life of a Soldier and the Struggles of Returning to Civilian Life

The life of a soldier is one of sacrifice. When serving their country, soldiers relinquish opportunities with family and friends and the “normalcy” of the everyday routine living in America. They make this commitment to protect our country and our freedoms, ones that many of us take for granted. As the mother of a former […]

History of National Donut Day

The First “National Donut Day” The Salvation Army in Chicago celebrated the first National Donut Day in 1938 to help those in need during the Great Depression and to commemorate the work of the “Donut Lassies,” who served donuts to soldiers during World War I. In 1917, The Salvation Army began a mission to provide spiritual and emotional support for […]

Salvation Army Texas Brass Bands visit Greater Houston

The Salvation Army of Greater Houston was proud to welcome the Texas Brass and Lonestar Brass bands of The Salvation Army’s Texas Division of Music Arts. The bands had two special performances on Saturday, May 26, 2018: the first at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center at 3 p.m. and the second at The […]