National Salvation Army Week

May 14th through the 20th is National Salvation Army Week.

This will be the Salvation Army’s 153rd year of fighting for good in 129 countries around the globe.

Each year, this week serves as an opportunity to celebrate those who make the Salvation Army’s mission possible. The volunteers, donors, and program beneficiaries are the ones who have enabled the Salvation Army to serve since 1865.

The Salvation Army assists over 24.2 million individuals nationwide throughout the year and more than 3.2 million of those are during the holiday season.  Salvation Army Public Relations Director Morgan Shiyou said, “It’s really just to let people know that the Salvation Army is here and that we appreciate our volunteers and things that people do throughout the entire year to help. We can’t do anything we do without the community supporting us. This is just to recognize the work that is done in our local communities and the help that we get from all of our volunteers and donations that we receive from our donors.”

This week is observed immediately following Mother’s Day and was first declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954.

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