The Salvation Army

Doing the most good

Mission Statment

The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church.

Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs without discrimination.

Origins

The Salvation Army was founded in London, England, in 1865 by Catherine and William Booth. They reached out to the destitute and desperate people of the East London Streets. There they battled to protect women and children from sex trafficking. From here, the Salvation Army branched out and opened up new houses for not only women and children in need, but anyone who needed assistance.

Statistics

As of 2013...

60 Million Meals served annually

224 Children's Homes

10,859 Community Development Programs

407 Homeless Hotels