D.J.'s Hero Awards Luncheon: Featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Ben Carson


Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D.,
had a childhood dream of becoming a physician. Growing up in a single parent home, it was his mother who challenged her son to strive for excellence.  Young Ben persevered, and today is a full professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. 

Carson received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008. Among his career highlights include the first and only successful separation of craniopagus (Siamese) twins joined at the back of the head in 1987.
 

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SALVATION ARMY KROC CENTER PARTNERS WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COUNCIL TO OFFER FREE SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES TO OMAHA COMMUNITY



The Salvation Army Omaha Kroc Center is partnering with the Domestic Violence Council and Leonum Advisors for several free self-defense classes in the spring. The first is a women’s self-defense class and takes place on Wednesday, April 23 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Kroc Center, 2825 Y Street.

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THE SALVATION ARMY OFFERS SERVICES TO CURB HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN NEBRASKA

The Salvation Army in Omaha and throughout Nebraska offers services to trafficking victims through a variety of programs.  Trafficking victims primarily come into these services through referrals from local law enforcement, the FBI victim assistance program, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, or initially for other services such as safe sheltering.  Salvation Army staff are trained by the National Training Center for Trauma Informed Cares. 

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THE OMAHA SALVATION ARMY RESPONDS TO FATAL INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT

 "We ask for the public to pray for those involved,” said John Kuzma, director of Emergency Disaster Services.

In the wake of a fatal industrial accident in south central Omaha yesterday, The Salvation Army responded immediately providing relief and respite to first responders and plant workers at the International Nutrition plant. The Army's emergency disaster services team was called into service by the Omaha Fire Department to provide relief after the fatal industrial accident on Monday morning.

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SALVATION ARMY ACCEPTING CALLS FOR HEAT ASSISTANCE



The Salvation Army, in partnership with Metropolitan Utility District and Black Hills Energy, has offered energy assistance to customers in need for more than 30 years. The fund targets older and/or disabled people and in some cases, those experiencing a situational crisis. 

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D.J.'s Hero Awards 2014
 

The Salvation Army is now accepting nominations for the 2014 D.J.’s Hero Awards. Given in memory of D.J. Sokol, the awards recognize Nebraska high school seniors who exemplify his dedication to faith, selfless acts for others and commitment to the community. Honorees receive a $10,000 scholarship toward their selected university or college.



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ACTOR D. KEVIN WILLIAMS TO HOLD ACTING WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH



The Salvation Army
announced that it has been awarded a grant by the Nebraska Arts Council. The grant will support a youth acting program presented by Nebraska professional actor D. Kevin Williams. Beginning January 7, young people will have the opportunity to take eight weeks of after-school acting classes with Williams at The Salvation Army North Corps. The program is free and open to students ages 8-17.

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For years, Facebook posts, forwarded emails and rumors have been leading some people to believe that The Salvation Army does not serve members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) community. These accusations simply aren't true.
 


 

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