"Things like this don't happen in Kake."
Ripples of shock, disbelief and grief spread through the entire state of Alaska following the Feb. 5 murder of 13-year-old Mackenzie Howard in the small town of Kake.
The community was already mourning the recent promotion to Glory of Tlingit elder and Salvationist, Clarence Jackson.
While the Army's spiritual ministry might often go unnoticed outside the doors of its corps, The Salvation Army has a unique ministry and responsibility, particularly in Southeast Alaska where officers frequently serve as pastors for the entire community.
Salvation Army Work Begins in Cambodia
As Hurricane Sandy barreled up the East Coast, leaving mass destruction and power outages in its wake, The Salvation Army prepared for a long-term disaster response and recovery operation. Feeding has already begun at shelters in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions and mobile canteen units will deploy to the areas of greatest need as damage is assessed in the coming days. Crews will provide food, hydration, clean-up kits as well as emotional and spiritual care.