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The Do Gooders Podcast

Jul 27, 2021

The past year and a half tested us all but it also brought countless examples of hope and sacrifice. We saw brave Salvation Army officers, staff, volunteers and friends continue to serve and show care in their communities in ways big and small. 

We’re designating these incredible individuals—nominated by you!—our...

Jun 21, 2021

As The Salvation Army California South Divisional Camp Director, it’s been a tough year for Marty Brown.

Imagine: A sprawling camp without campers. 

He’s on the show to talk about the long-lasting impact of a week at camp—and what is planned for this summer as we transition to a post-pandemic world. Because, while...

Jun 14, 2021

Have you been to a Salvation Army summer camp? If so, you probably remember it well. 

Camp is a place where kids discover inner-strength, learn valuable life skills, make lifelong friends, appreciate the outdoors and are mentored with love and kindness. 

And Mechale Mency remembers it well. 

In fact, she recently...

May 31, 2021

Only those who’ve experienced grief can truly understand what it means to grieve.

For Donna Shea to understand, it meant the loss of her daughter to cancer.

Donna leads support groups for grief with The Salvation Army and facilitates classes in the local elementary schools for children suffering from a loss.

And as...

May 24, 2021

Howard Thurman once said, “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

When was the last time you felt that spark? An igniting of your soul? 

As Emily Ley will tell you, there’s inherent magic at the...