Did you know this about The Salvation Army?

Feb 29, 2024 | by Deborah Knutson

With more than 6,900 centers of operation and a presence in almost every zip code in the United States, The Salvation Army assists nearly 24 million individuals nationwide, including providing almost 156 million meals and more than 8 million nights of shelter.

In providing its programs and services, The Salvation Army is committed to accommodating all those in need without unlawful discrimination or harassment based on age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic in accordance with our capacity to help.

When you give to The Salvation Army, about 82% of your financial donation goes directly to program funding to help people who need it most.

Joan Kroc, widow of McDonalds founder Ray Kroc, made the largest individual charitable contribution in history to The Salvation Army in 2003. Her $1.5 billion gift was given to the Army for the exclusive purpose of building recreational and community centers in under-served neighborhoods.

When you shop at Salvation Army Thrift stores, you are supporting adult rehabilitation centers which are residential programs that annually help almost 99,000 people from every walk of life who are experiencing a variety of social, emotional and spiritual challenges, including issues relating to substance abuse.

The Salvation Army operates several domestic violence shelters nationwide, where abused women and children can get a fresh start in life, safely and confidentially.

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