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Luis Palau Association Joins Groundwire to Help Expand Strategic Internet Evangelism Initiative to Reach Millions of Young People Across the United States

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PORTLAND, OR — In its ongoing effort to reach the younger generation in the United States, the Oregon-based Luis Palau Association announced a new partnership with Groundwire, an evangelistic organization based in Colorado. Building on each organizations core strengths, this partnership is committed to engaging millions of people annually through thought-provoking videos on social media,… Continue reading Luis Palau Association Joins Groundwire to Help Expand Strategic Internet Evangelism Initiative to Reach Millions of Young People Across the United States

Guatemala Follows United States in Declaring Jerusalem the Capital of Israel

Guatemala followed the US in declaring Jerusalem the Capital of Israel.

On Christmas Eve, Guatemala’s president announced they will follow the United States in declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel and moving their embassy to Jerusalem. There is some speculation that Guatemala will be the first country to move their embassy. Guatemala refuted these speculations, saying they will follow the lead of the United States. Per… Continue reading Guatemala Follows United States in Declaring Jerusalem the Capital of Israel

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Missionary Statesman KP Yohannan (Metropolitan Yohan) Enters Eternity

WILLS POINT, TEXAS— K.P. Yohannan (Metropolitan Yohan), founder and director of GFA World and Metropolitan of Believers Eastern Church, departed in the presence of God on May 8, 2024. He was a missionary statesman with an undying call to share the love of Christ with this world and to inspire others to follow in his… Continue reading Missionary Statesman KP Yohannan (Metropolitan Yohan) Enters Eternity

Making Sense of Myanmar – The Chin, Kachin, Shan, and Wa States

YANGON – Myanmar, formerly Burma, may best be described a line from Rogers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I” in which the king exclaims, “It’s a puzzlement.” In a recent article, we related the story of a Christian pastor in a small village in the Chin state in northwest Myanmar. The gist of the story… Continue reading Making Sense of Myanmar – The Chin, Kachin, Shan, and Wa States

United Bible Societies Reports on Worldwide Bible Distribution

SWINDON, UK – The United Bible Societies (UBS) released a report on the 2017 aggregate Bible distribution results of the 200 Bible Societies working together in more than 200 countries and territories around the globe. United Bible Societies claims to be “the largest translator and distribution of Scripture on the planet,” providing approximately 70% of… Continue reading United Bible Societies Reports on Worldwide Bible Distribution

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18 States Increase Minimum Wage for 2018

Nearly 80 million people in the U.S. workforce are paid on an hourly basis. About 700,000 who are currently paid the minimum wage of $7.25 per hour will be getting an increase as 18 states raise their minimum wage effective January 1, 2018. Minimum Wage Increase The federal minimum wage has remained at $7.25 since… Continue reading 18 States Increase Minimum Wage for 2018

United Nations Investigates Rohingya Treatment

The United Nations is doing an investigation to see whether the treatment of the Rohingya amounts to human rights violations. Per CNN, “Tens of thousands of members of Myanmar’s Muslim minority have left in this fashion, and their treatment may amount to ‘crimes against humanity,’ warns UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee.” About 70,000 people have… Continue reading United Nations Investigates Rohingya Treatment

Children Refugees Transferred from Calais to United Kingdom

Photo by James Gordon Last October, Calais in France, a refugee camp started transferring children from ages 14 to 17. There was some dispute over the ages of these supposed children. The Telegraph reports, “The Home Office insisted it had ‘verified’ the ages of all the refugees and that all of those who were brought… Continue reading Children Refugees Transferred from Calais to United Kingdom

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New Research Shows Substantial Impact on Participants in Compassion Programs

Some of the data from the Compassion International 100 and 1 Alumni study.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Surrounding International Children’s Day in June, Compassion International, a leading child development organization, announced the release of a new study showing the positive impacts on alumni who have participated in Compassion programs in partnership with local churches. The pilot research project titled “100 and 1 Alumni: Long-Term Impact and Ripple Effect,”… Continue reading New Research Shows Substantial Impact on Participants in Compassion Programs

Andrew Palau Returned to Jamaica, Where He Accepted Christ, to Lead Evangelistic Festival

JAMAICA —At 27 years old, being the rebellious son of one of the world’s most well-known evangelists, Andrew Palau never thought that 31 years later he would return to Jamaica, where he accepted Christ, to lead his own evangelistic festival. 31 Years After Accepting Christ as the Rebellious Son of a Preacher Thanks to His… Continue reading Andrew Palau Returned to Jamaica, Where He Accepted Christ, to Lead Evangelistic Festival

25 Speakers from 15 Countries Announced for May 2025 European Congress on Evangelism

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BERLIN — In exactly one year, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s European Congress on Evangelism will take place in Berlin. “When my father, Billy Graham, was near the end of his life, he was asked what he thought his greatest accomplishment had been. He instantly said it was ‘the conferences,’ meaning the five congresses that… Continue reading 25 Speakers from 15 Countries Announced for May 2025 European Congress on Evangelism

Moises’ Story: The Love of a Family in El Salvador

EL SALVADOR — Moises Groezinger shares how his life was transformed when he received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift as an orphan in El Salvador. Moises Groezinger: My name is Moises Groezinger. I’m from El Salvador. I’m a volunteer firefighter. I don’t know much about my country because I was raised in an orphanage.… Continue reading Moises’ Story: The Love of a Family in El Salvador

Franklin Graham to Share Message of God’s Love in Glasgow During UK Tour

Franklin Graham on the God Loves You Tour UK 2023. Photo by Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Press Releases

CHARLOTTE, NC — Revd Franklin Graham and Christians from over 320 churches across Scotland are working together to bring the God Loves You Tour to the OVO Hydro in Glasgow next month. These family-friendly events will feature live music and a message of hope, and they are free and open to all. “This will be… Continue reading Franklin Graham to Share Message of God’s Love in Glasgow During UK Tour

KP Yohannan Update: Laid to Rest in Kerala, India

KP Yohannan (Metropolitan Yohan) speaking at the GFA World "Renewing Your Passion" conference in March 2022

WILLS POINT, TX — The final services for K.P. Yohannan (Metropolitan Yohan), GFA World founder and Metropolitan of Believers Eastern Church, were a bittersweet time for friends, family, fellow servants of Christ, and what seemed like much of the world. After his tragic death in the United States, K.P. Yohannan’s mortal remains were transported to… Continue reading KP Yohannan Update: Laid to Rest in Kerala, India

KP Yohannan: His Commitment to the Gospel was Steadfast

KP Yohannan aka Metropolitan Yohan (1950-2024)

WASHINGTON, DC — Dr. KP Yohannan, founder and director of GFA world and Metropolitan of the Believers Eastern Church, went to be with the Lord on May 8 following a serious accident in Dallas, Texas, on May 7. “KP Yohannan’s commitment to the gospel was steadfast throughout his lifetime,” said NRB President & CEO Troy… Continue reading KP Yohannan: His Commitment to the Gospel was Steadfast

Thousands Gather for Historic Baptize California Event; Baptize America Announced for June 2025

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Huntington Beach, Ca — The inaugural Baptize California event concluded recently, marking a historic moment of unity and faith as thousands of believers participated in what may have been one of the largest water baptisms in history. The event, held on May 18 and 19, brought together churches from across the state and inter-denominational lines… Continue reading Thousands Gather for Historic Baptize California Event; Baptize America Announced for June 2025

Samaritan’s Purse Deploys to Help Families Impacted by Deadly Tornadoes in Iowa

BOONE, NC — Samaritan’s Purse has staff on the ground in southwest Iowa responding after a dangerous storm system produced numerous tornadoes, large hail and heavy rain across the state on Tuesday. One powerful twister nearly flattened the heart of Greenfield, Iowa, claiming multiple lives and reducing homes and businesses to rubble. The rural community… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Deploys to Help Families Impacted by Deadly Tornadoes in Iowa

Viewing for KP Yohannan (Metropolitan Yohan & GFA World Founder) Attended by P.J. Kurien & Many More

WILLS POINT, TX — On May 15, around a thousand people visited Restland Funeral Home in Dallas, Texas, to pay tribute the late Dr. K.P. Yohannan (Metroplitan Yohan), founder of GFA World. Between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., a steady stream of people flowed into the funeral parlor, including presidents of national Christian organizations; former… Continue reading Viewing for KP Yohannan (Metropolitan Yohan & GFA World Founder) Attended by P.J. Kurien & Many More

Native American Tribes Experience Revival

USA —Sanities on social networks, liberation from addictions, and conversion to Jesus Christ. The revival is spreading in some Native American territories. In some aspects, the situation of Native Americans has not changed. They face problematic circumstances ranging from substance abuse to a massive impact of COVID and an alarming number of missing and murdered… Continue reading Native American Tribes Experience Revival

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains Deploy to The Houston, Texas, Area Following Widespread Flooding

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CHARLOTTE, NC — Crisis-trained chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) are deploying to the Houston, Texas, area as excessive flooding has impacted a large swath of the region. The deadly storms dropped several inches of rain, causing rivers to overflow and flood homes, businesses and roadways. “We’ve found that flooding can be… Continue reading Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains Deploy to The Houston, Texas, Area Following Widespread Flooding

Billy Graham Statue to Be Unveiled in U.S. Capitol in Rare Honor, Commemorating His Lifelong Ministry

Rev. Billy Graham at the U.S. Capitol to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. Photo by Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Press Releases

CHARLOTTE, NC — On Thursday, May 16, a statue of the late Rev. Billy Graham—representing the state of North Carolina—will be unveiled in the U.S. Capitol. The sculpture, created by Charlotte-based artist Chas Fagan, depicts Graham gesturing toward an open Bible in his hand. The seven-foot bronze statue stands on a pedestal engraved with verses… Continue reading Billy Graham Statue to Be Unveiled in U.S. Capitol in Rare Honor, Commemorating His Lifelong Ministry

Dr. Michael Brown is ‘Turning the Tide’ for a Cultural Revolution in His Latest Release

LAKE MARY, FL —Dr. Michael Brown is taking charge to see revival shift into a cultural revolution in his latest release, Turn the Tide (ISBN-13: 978-1-63641-357-0). Turn the Tide does more than simply beg for God to work a revival in our land. It’s a call to take the revival that He’s already given us… Continue reading Dr. Michael Brown is ‘Turning the Tide’ for a Cultural Revolution in His Latest Release

Damali Starts Construction on a Hospital in Uganda

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SANTA YNEZ, CA — Together with Faith of a Child Foundation, Damali Mirembe, the director of the Sonrise Baby Home, recently started construction on a new hospital to serve the Kayunga District of Uganda. The new hospital will include a maternity ward, a pediatric ward, a fully equipped laboratory, emergency care and several in-patient beds.… Continue reading Damali Starts Construction on a Hospital in Uganda

Rabbi and Physics Professor Discuss Israel’s Escape from Iranian Missile Onslaught

ISRAEL —After an Iranian missile barrage earlier this month against Israel, many people who endured the explosions and sirens during the night were both relieved and stunned to learn that 99 percent of the more than 300 drones and missiles fired at them were shot down, and most did not even make it to Israeli… Continue reading Rabbi and Physics Professor Discuss Israel’s Escape from Iranian Missile Onslaught

Asbury Revival’s Impact One Year On

WILMORE, KY — Kentucky’s Asbury University recently marked one year since the biggest revival in more than 50 years broke out on their campus. Although it lasted for just over two weeks Asbury Revival’s impact was felt far and wide. Now many are asking – will it happen again? Wendy Griffith of CBN News returned… Continue reading Asbury Revival’s Impact One Year On

Franklin Graham Brings God’s Message of Love to the U.S.-Mexico Border

CALIFORNIA — Evangelist Franklin Graham traveled to the United States-Mexico border to share a message of God’s love. The final stop of the tour took place in Chula Vista, California, on Saturday, March 9. The God Loves You Border Tour visited 10 cities, starting in the Gulf of Mexico and ending in the Pacific. Franklin… Continue reading Franklin Graham Brings God’s Message of Love to the U.S.-Mexico Border

FRC Publishes New Edition of Hostility Against Churches Report Indicating a Doubling of Attacks

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WASHINGTON — Family Research Council (FRC) recently released the newest edition of its Hostility Against Churches report, updated to include hostility incidents from calendar year 2023. The report’s findings suggest that the rise in hostility against U.S. churches that were identified in FRC’s inaugural December 2022 report has neither slowed nor plateaued; rather, it has… Continue reading FRC Publishes New Edition of Hostility Against Churches Report Indicating a Doubling of Attacks

Franklin Graham is returning to London for a third time to share a message of God’s love

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LONDON — Hundreds of churches throughout London are preparing to work with Revd Franklin Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association to bring the God Loves You Tour back to London next summer. The family-friendly event, featuring live music and a message of hope, will be free and everyone is welcome. ‘London is an extremely… Continue reading Franklin Graham is returning to London for a third time to share a message of God’s love

God Heard Her Desperate Prayer

KERN COUNTY, CA — Meet Ofelia Flores. She’s a living miracle. See her today and you’d never know she is anything but blessed, and living out the American dream. A bookkeeper by trade, she’s a successful mother of five in Kern County, Calif. She volunteers at church, cares lovingly for her grandkids, and even helps… Continue reading God Heard Her Desperate Prayer

Decision Point Founder, Warren Willis Passes Away

FLOWER MOUND, TX — Warren Willis, 85, founder and former CEO of Decision Point passed away in Flower Mound, Texas on December 9, 2023. Dr. Willis founded Decision Point, formerly National School Project, in 2002, soon after his return from Mongolia after recognizing that public schools in the United States were a mission field in… Continue reading Decision Point Founder, Warren Willis Passes Away

Mike Pence to address IRF Summit 2024

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WASHINGTON — Mike Pence, the 48th Vice President of the United States, will speak during the afternoon plenary at the International Religious Freedom (IRF) Summit on Tuesday, Jan. 30. The IRF Summit is the world’s premier annual gathering of international religious freedom advocates and activists. The Summit’s convening co-chairs, former U.S. Ambassador at Large for… Continue reading Mike Pence to address IRF Summit 2024

Chick-fil-A Donates Record-Breaking Funding to 51 Nonprofits through 2024 True Inspiration Awards Program

Linwood, Kan. nonprofit Joy Meadows received a $350,000 grant after being named the S. Truett Cathy Honoree for the 2024 Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards. The funding will help the organization further its efforts to provide foster families with community support, housing and other resources.

ATLANTA — Chick-fil-A, Inc. announced today the 51 nonprofit grant recipients of the 2024 Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards® program. Established in 2015, this year marks the 10th anniversary of the program, which seeks to honor and support organizations that make a positive impact in their local communities. This year, Chick-fil-A celebrated the anniversary by awarding… Continue reading Chick-fil-A Donates Record-Breaking Funding to 51 Nonprofits through 2024 True Inspiration Awards Program

World Vision Reviews Worst Humanitarian Disasters of 2023

In Baidoa, Somalia, a camp shelters women and children displaced by persistent drought and hunger. World Vision and its partners have provided vital aid, including monthly food vouchers and cash, to alleviate food insecurity. (©2023 World Vision)

SEATTLE — From the Maui wildfires to devastating earthquakes in Syria and Turkey, along with cyclones in Mozambique and Myanmar, Christian humanitarian organization World Vision has been at the forefront of extensive humanitarian response efforts worldwide, supporting communities in crisis. In 2023, World Vision responded to 78 disasters and humanitarian crises in 59 countries around… Continue reading World Vision Reviews Worst Humanitarian Disasters of 2023

First-Ever Religious Violence Database Launches, Tracking Reports of Violent Persecution by Date, Country, Religion and Perpetrator

SANTA ANA, CA — For the first time ever, incidents of violent religious persecution are searchable through a new database that records violent attacks on Christians and people of faith around the world. Unveiled by Global Christian Relief, America’s leading watchdog of Christian persecution, the Global Christian Relief Violent Incidents Database (VID) is the first… Continue reading First-Ever Religious Violence Database Launches, Tracking Reports of Violent Persecution by Date, Country, Religion and Perpetrator

PMI Foods Donates Protein to Feed More Than 2,500 People

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SALT LAKE CITY — Parker Migliorini International (PMI Foods) worked with Reverend Ramon Camacho of First Assembly of God Huntington Park to donate more than 1,000 lbs. of beef to feed those in need this holiday season. “We are proud to help feed those who need it most this holiday season,” said Darin Parker, President… Continue reading PMI Foods Donates Protein to Feed More Than 2,500 People

Cowboys Help Israeli Farmers

ISRAEL — Chuck Holton from CBN News reports from the Jordan Valley that Israeli farmers are struggling to harvest their crops. But now a group of American cowboys has come to their aid. As fighting between Israel and Hamas militants continues, it’s straining much of the Israel’s economy. Given the number of military reservists supporting… Continue reading Cowboys Help Israeli Farmers

YouVersion’s 2023 Verse of the Year Spotlights a Widespread Search for Peace

Across its Family of Apps, YouVersion saw daily Bible use grow worldwide by 20% this year, representing about 12 million people engaging in the Bible each day.

OKLAHOMA CITY — This year, daily Bible use and installs of the YouVersion Family of Apps, which includes Bible App, Bible App Lite, and Bible App for Kids, increased at higher rates than ever before. Throughout this record-breaking year, the verse that the global YouVersion Community engaged with most was: “So do not fear, for… Continue reading YouVersion’s 2023 Verse of the Year Spotlights a Widespread Search for Peace

Mercy Multiplied Celebrates 40 Years of Ministry and Thousands of Lives Transformed

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NASHVILLE, TN — Celebrating 40 years of ministry, Mercy Multiplied—a vision birthed when Founder and President Nancy Alcorn launched a single residential home in 1983 to share the hope of Christ with women in need—has now grown to include six locations throughout the United States and abroad. In addition to the Residential Programs, the ministry’s… Continue reading Mercy Multiplied Celebrates 40 Years of Ministry and Thousands of Lives Transformed

The Salvation Army Calls On Donors To Help Their Neighbors in Need This December

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ALEXANDRIA, VA — The Salvation Army, the nation’s largest private provider of social services, is asking the public for support this Giving Tuesday and throughout December. The organization, which has a presence in nearly every ZIP code in the country, relies on donations from the public to support life-changing programs for nearly 24 million people… Continue reading The Salvation Army Calls On Donors To Help Their Neighbors in Need This December

Iran’s Warning to Christians

IRAN — The upsurge in violence in the Middle East has led to claims that Iran has been active behind the scenes in supporting the Hamas group that attacked Israel. A new report also accuses Iran of putting pressure on Christians to keep away from the country’s hijab protests. It warns that Christians who are… Continue reading Iran’s Warning to Christians

New ‘I Am Second’ Film Tells Immigrant’s Story of Starting Over: ‘From Nothing to Everything’

PLANO, TX — In the new White Chair Film released by global storytelling organization I Am Second, Cuban-born immigrant and Dallas-area megachurch pastor Gilberto Corredera shares about his surprising transformation, the difficult transition of moving his family to America and how his dreams ultimately came true. Growing up during the hardships of Cuban communism, a… Continue reading New ‘I Am Second’ Film Tells Immigrant’s Story of Starting Over: ‘From Nothing to Everything’

Love Nairobi Festival Reaches 130,000 People

KENYA — In a massive effort to share hope with hundreds of thousands around Kenya, the Luis Palau Association partnered with more than 2,000 churches from every denomination to put on the Love Nairobi Festival. This free evangelistic festival, featuring live music, action sports, and fun for the whole family, aimed to unite churches throughout… Continue reading Love Nairobi Festival Reaches 130,000 People

CityServe church-based network launches ‘Operation: Save Israel’

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BAKERSFIELD, CA — In the fight against terror, CityServe International is making clear that help is on the way for the people of Israel. That’s the message from CityServe International, the global church-based humanitarian network headquartered in Bakersfield, California. CityServe International and its CityServe Israel affiliate announced the kickoff Monday of “Operation: Save Israel,” a… Continue reading CityServe church-based network launches ‘Operation: Save Israel’

Nonprofit Israel Friends Charters Its First Plane to Provide Crucial Support for Israel in Response to Ongoing Atrocities

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LOS ANGELES — In response to the escalating crisis in Israel, Israel Friends, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization, is mobilizing a significant humanitarian endeavor to address the atrocities unfolding in the region. In a swift response to the current crisis, Israel Friends has successfully secured donations to charter a plane from the United States to Israel.… Continue reading Nonprofit Israel Friends Charters Its First Plane to Provide Crucial Support for Israel in Response to Ongoing Atrocities

The Luis Palau Association and Gloo Launch a Free, First-of-its-Kind Evangelism Master Class to Christ Followers Across the U.S.

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PORTLAND, OR — With spiritual openness on the rise in the U.S., Kevin Palau and missiologist Ed Stetzer saw a strategic opportunity to galvanize the Church. Over the past few years, more than 40,000 churches in the U.S. have joined an online platform that routes spiritually curious people to volunteers in local churches—and provides resources… Continue reading The Luis Palau Association and Gloo Launch a Free, First-of-its-Kind Evangelism Master Class to Christ Followers Across the U.S.

A Christian Family from Chiapas Organizes Aid Campaign for Immigrants

MEXICO — In the city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, an entire family organized a humanitarian aid campaign for immigrants from Central America and Venezuela. The people received food, clothing, Bibles, and, in addition, a message of hope in Jesus. Isa Vásquez reports from Chiapas. An entire family organized this weekend… Continue reading A Christian Family from Chiapas Organizes Aid Campaign for Immigrants

New Superhero Fights Galactic Spiritual War for Children

UNITED STATES — In response to the spiritual war that has occurred in recent years in children’s content, a pastor from the United States has created “The Galactic Adventures of Captain Zepto,” a series of comics that aim to preserve the innocence of children and convey moral and biblical values. Pastor Han Kuhneman of Omaha,… Continue reading New Superhero Fights Galactic Spiritual War for Children

Faith Communities Join Forces to Help Migrants on the Mexico Border

MEXICO — While authorities and officials search for political and humanitarian solutions to the migration crisis, there is a human side that is often overlooked. Víctor Hugo Castillo, from Reynosa, Mexico, introduces us to ministries and faith communities that are joining forces to serve and assist the migrants who are at the northern border of… Continue reading Faith Communities Join Forces to Help Migrants on the Mexico Border

The Salvation Army Southern California Division’s Annual Gala Raised Significant Funds to Combat Homelessness

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA — A remarkable evening unfolded on September 21 as The Salvation Army Southern California proudly hosted the prestigious 2023 Finding A Way Gala. Sponsored by Payden & Rygel, the event drew an array of renowned celebrities, including the likes of retired NBA star Olden Polynice, Annalynne McCord, Erica Ash, and Tisha Campbell,… Continue reading The Salvation Army Southern California Division’s Annual Gala Raised Significant Funds to Combat Homelessness

All Hands and Hearts Continues Unwavering Support for Florida Communities One Year After Hurricane Ian

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FORT MYERS, FL — All Hands and Hearts (AHAH) remains steadfast in its commitment to the recovery of Florida communities impacted by Hurricane Ian, which struck one year ago today. Our dedicated team continues to provide essential assistance and support to the resilient residents who have faced the profound challenges left in the wake of… Continue reading All Hands and Hearts Continues Unwavering Support for Florida Communities One Year After Hurricane Ian

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