NATIONAL SALVATION ARMY WEEK
Recognizing all the good that comes when volunteers and donors come together to benefit those in need, National Salvation Army Week is a celebration that spans more than six decades.
The Salvation Army’s existence dates back to 1865 and William Booth, a Methodist minister from London. He founded the Christian charitable organization and it has since spread to 130 countries worldwide.
You may be familiar with their red shield and bell ringers during the holidays. But the Salvation Army is so much more than that. They provide relief to victims of natural disasters and operate homeless shelters, food pantries, and afterschool programs. The Salvation Army also offers job training, veteran services, and help to victims of domestic abuse. All of these services come from an abundance of faith and a belief in spiritual healing.
The Salvation Army’s humanitarian efforts are probably most recognized when its volunteers enter war-torn countries to offer aid, supplies, and support.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalSalvationArmyWeek
- Thank a Salvation Army volunteer.
- Make a donation.
- Share your experiences with the Salvation Army.
- Read about its history.
- Join in the celebration by visiting www.salvationarmy.org.
- Use #NationalSalvationArmyWeek to share on social media.
NATIONAL SALVATION ARMY WEEK HISTORY
President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared National Salvation Army Week in 1954.