Pedro was introduced to The Salvation Army while living with his sister in Long Beach. Soon he became a leader at the church, serving the community faithfully for decades. With a firm foundation and a passion for service, Pedro was equipped to face all the challenges of ministry that one might expect… Until the day he was forced to confront … Read More
Eden Wild is a headstrong teenager with a calling. With the help of her parents, she has created a life-changing ministry that has direct ties to her own roots. Eden was adopted from Ethiopia at the age of two after being orphaned at birth. Her adoptive parents Ivan and Jennifer Wild had already raised three children before Eden came into … Read More
Last year, more than 20,000 people came to the United States seeking asylum due to threat of persecution. The Seruyange’s fled from their home country of Uganda in search of safety for their two young children, but when they arrived found themselves alone in San Bernardino, having left behind their home, their family and their friends. After a serendipitous encounter … Read More
Robert uses his time and talents to make custom lowrider bicycles for his local community in Pocatello, Idaho. He created a program called Big Brother Lowriding, combining his passion and his compassion in a way that helps connect those in need with transportation and mentorship. When Robert isn’t working on bikes, he’s serving meals at the only soup kitchen in … Read More
On any given night in America, there are well over 500,000 men and women living on the street. For more than 38 years, Duane was one of them, until he found his way to The Salvation Army’s Bell Shelter, a homeless shelter and addiction recovery program located in Southern California. Watch and see how Duane’s life was transformed by God, … Read More
Robert Battle has been homeless for 23 years. What are the options for someone who is Chronically homeless?
May 21, 2016 at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach, California- featuring staff bands from Chicago, New York, the Southern Territory, the Western Territory and Canada.
With commentary from Composers including Stephen Bulla, William Himes and James Curnow and Philip Wilby.
Joan B. Kroc saw a need in San Diego for a center that would allow children to explore their potential. The Community Center was designed to be a doorway of hope for the community.
Behind the Scenes with Long Beach Artist Maria Soto for La Vida Poetic
David Barnett found himself in need of new work after vocational training he received in the Navy became obsolete. Over the next few years he struggled with drug addiction and ended up homeless and hopeless in Miami, Florida.
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