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The Salvation Army is a Worthy Non Profit Organization

Updated on October 11, 2017

The Red Kettle Online is a great way to give.

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Army Goes Strong All Year Long

When most people think of The Salvation Army, they think of the bright red kettle and the cheerful bell ringers during the holiday season. The holidays would not be the same without that familiar scene. It is, perhaps, the time of year that this strong and steady organization is most visible. However, this army of people for helping humanity is quite active all year long!

How to Donate When you donate online from The Salvation Army Web site, you can choose where the dollars you give are put to work. You can designate that your donation be given to a specific site, zip code, or program. Just click the red Donate Now button in the upper right corner of their home page and follow the prompts.

The Red Kettle Online. Start your own Red Kettle online by signing up as an individual, team, or company. It is easy to create the page and you can use widgets for Facebook, etc. Get the word out by sending the message in an e-mail to all your friends and partners. They can quickly go to your Red Kettle Page and make a donation. Each person who donates to your Red Kettle will receive a receipt for his or her donation. There are many other ways to give help to The Salvation Army. Visit their Web site for more information.


Programs for Helping People

Disaster Relief: The Salvation Army is often one of the first responders to deliver help to people who are affected by hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and other natural and man-made disasters. Federal, state, and local governments officially recognize this organization across the country as a sanctioned disaster relief and assistance organization. In addition, the Salvation Army helped to develop the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) National Response Framework.

Adult Rehabilitation Centers: There are 119 Adult Rehabilitation Centers across the United States, which are run by the Salvation Army. People who receive these services are provided with food, shelter, work experience, group and individual counseling, and Spiritual direction.

Prisoner Rehabilitation: The Salvation Army makes cooperative arrangements with prison, probation, and parole officials throughout the United States, playing an increasing role in prison rehabilitation and crime prevention. In some areas, prisoners are paroled to the direct custody of The Salvation Army. Some of the services include Bible correspondence courses, prerelease job-training programs, employment opportunities (working with parole office personnel), living necessities, and spiritual guidance to both prisoners and their families. Counseling and emergency assistance is also available to crime victims through The Salvation Army.

Prevention of Human Trafficking: The Salvation Army works to stop human trafficking by working to educate and inform individuals and professionals about how to help victims of human trafficking. They have developed a training program to help social workers identify and serve human trafficking survivors. This project was completed with funding received from the Office for Victims of Crime, US Department of Justice. The seven-hour training series covers US federal anti-trafficking laws and programs, victim identification, shelter needs, cultural competency, as well as trauma informed services. To request a copy of the training manual or to host a training program in your area send your request by email to

History of the Salvation Army

William Booth and his wife, Catherine, founded The Salvation Army in London, England in the mid-1800s by developing a religious ministry that served many of society’s outcasts such as prostitutes, drunkards and the very poor. The organization name was born in 1878 when Booth was editing an annual report, which describe the organization as “…The Christian Mission is a volunteer army.” He crossed out the word volunteer and wrote “Salvation,” and the name stuck. The Salvation Army came to the United States in 1879, through Eliza Shirley, who came to the U.S. to be with her parents. She held the first meeting of The Salvation Army in America, in Philadelphia, which was well received by all.

A Good Place to Volunteer Volunteering is a great way to give thanks for the gifts you have been given. To find The Salvation Army nearest you, go to their home page and enter your zip code in the box on the right side of the page. Many volunteer openings for The Salvation Army are listed through Volunteer Match. Volunteer Match is a Web site dedicated to helping volunteers find organizations who need volunteers.


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  • Nancy Owens profile imageAUTHOR

    Nancy Owens 

    6 years ago from USA

    Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my work. I like that the Salvation Army is transparent as an organization. That way the stakeholders (the donators, the clients, and the volunteers all have an understanding of the goals and the financial needs of this worthy entity.

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    6 years ago

    This is a very useful article. I like how you explained exactly how funds are distributed. Thank you! Voted Up!

  • James A Watkins profile image

    James A Watkins 

    8 years ago from Chicago

    Thank you for highlighting this wonderful organization. God Bless The Salvation Army and God Bless You!

  • Nancy Owens profile imageAUTHOR

    Nancy Owens 

    8 years ago from USA

    Thank you for sharing your experience, Audrey. Nice to meet you, too! I look forward to reading more from you.

  • AudreyHowitt profile image

    Audrey Howitt 

    8 years ago from California

    I volunteered with the Salvation Army doing hours for 2 years for the Marriage and Family Therapist license--they were the best!! And they are almost always there first when there is a natural disaster. Nice hub and nice to meet you Nancy!

  • Nancy Owens profile imageAUTHOR

    Nancy Owens 

    8 years ago from USA

    Thank you so much, Epigramman! I am facebook dumb, I'm sorry to say, and would like to learn more about it. I understand it is a great tool. I'll have to learn more. Thank you for sharing about your grandfather being helped by the Salvation Army.

    I wonder how many other Hubbers have been helped, or know someone who has been helped by this wonderful organization. Calling all commentors!

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    8 years ago

    ...great story Nancy and will be posted to my Facebook page for all to see/read with a direct link back here .....lake erie time ontario canada 1:39pm and as you can see I am Canadian and the Salvation Army is doing great things up here as well and they were very good to my dad when he came out of the army after world war II and he never forgot that to his dying day - and yes I still shop in a Salvation Army store in a small town near me - great bargains and a real treasure hunt because you never know what you will find ..... thank you for your research and your most interesting background story - much appreciated and so very nice to meet you - happy new year from lake erie .

  • Nancy Owens profile imageAUTHOR

    Nancy Owens 

    8 years ago from USA

    Thank you, Poscoffeeco. I also like the fact that of the dollars we donate, a higher percentage goes directly to helping those in need.

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    Steve Mitchell 

    8 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Nancy Owens, what a great hub with a history lesson to boot.

    awesome is the vote.


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