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Jincy Swartzbacker

Jincy Swartzbacker

Salvation Army, Anchorage, Alaska I am working with children who have been taken out of their homes.

Active grandmother & local volunteer

Hannah Mack Lapp ’66, MA ’98 Harrisonburg, Virginia Hannah Mack Lapp was the wife of the president of EMU when she applied in 1995 to be one of the first students admitted to the not-yet-accredited conflict transformation program. In her application essay, she pointed out “there is conflict everywhere” and mentioned the numerous places where ...More

From Cop to Servant: Paying Penance to the Needy

On September 8, 2007, Thaddeus Hicks, MA ’08, was handing out bottles of water and sandwiches from a Salvation Army emergency canteen in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Working as a “Salvation soldier,” Hicks had just handed a water bottle to a man on a bicycle when a pick-up truck hit the man and ran him over. ...More

What is the Salvation Army?

The Salvation Army began in 1865 when English clergyman William Booth decided to take his message of God’s redemptive love for everyone, including the most wretched, from his London church into the streets where it would reach the ears of the poor, the homeless, the hungry and the destitute. Booth intended to encourage the needy ...More