WHAT we do

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. We are one of the most efficient charities in the U.S.: 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support the services we provide in 5,000 communities nationwide.

WHO we are

Founded in 1865 by William Booth, the Salvation Army has grown into a global organization of over one million officers, employees and volunteers who rise to every occasion with unshakeable optimism and eagerness. We are an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Our message is based on the Bible. Our ministry is motivated by the love of God. Our mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

WHY we do it

Our goal is not just to treat the symptoms of poverty, but to work diligently to heal the epidemic once and for all. By providing more than 30 million people in the United States with a variety of services - including nearly 10 million nights of lodging and 60 million meals - we helped meet the immediate needs of those struggling with poverty. But we also actively address the root causes of poverty by taking on other challenges such as health and education, helping secure 86,000 job referrals, and providing substance abuse rehabilitation to 324,000 people. We aim to build a foundation of healing that will bless and protect generations to come.

See more at: http://www.salvationarmyusa.org

Here's How My Celebration Can Help...

$25 provides a week's worth of hot meals to a home-bound senior.
$75 enables an inner-city child to attend summer camp for a week.
$150 helps to send a mobile feeding kitchen to an area affected by a natural disaster.