Today’s no ordinary Monday – it’s the first day of our 60th annual National Salvation Army Week. This week of recognition was first declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954 – 74 years after The Salvation Army arrived in the U.S. – who stated in his proclamation:
“Among Americans, The Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted dedication to the cause of human brotherhood . . . Their work has been a constant reminder to us all that each of us is neighbor and kin to all Americans, giving freely of themselves, the men and women of The Salvation Army have won the respect of us all.”
Each year we use this week to say ‘thank you’ to the three million volunteers who give of their time and talents to The Salvation Army and enable critical services to communities, families and individuals in need. If you can believe it, that’s 8,000 volunteers “Doing the Most Good” for their neighbors each day!
Celebrating our supporters, throughout this week we will be featuring fans and followers on social media who told us how they “Do the Most Good” in their own communities by using the hashtag #IDTMG on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. We hope you’ll join in and tell us how you choose to give back each day.
Here are just a few events taking place near you. Click on the links to learn more or to show your support.
Join those in Western Michigan by celebrating the efforts of volunteers and donors that make an impact on lives all year round.
Get involved in a wide variety of events in the Eastern Michigan region, including a 5k run and a "126 Random Acts of Goodness" social media campaign.
Visit the Wisconsin & Upper Michigan regional website for the latest updates on The Salvation Army's good work in your area.
Minnesota & North Dakota
Visit the Minnesota & North Dakota regional Salvation Army website for a special thank you to those that support the efforts in that state year-round, as well as the latest news on what The Salvation Army is doing in that area.
South Dakota, Nebraska & Iowa
Use the #IDTMG hashtag to share your photos and videos of the Most Good being done by you or others in your community. More information available at our Regional Website.
Visit our Kansas area regional website for more information on how to get inolved.
As part of this week's activities, The Salvation Army will be in Springfield on Wednesday to share with state officials the work of the Army across the state.
Use the #DTMG hashtag and link in with the social media efforts in the Chicago area.
Celebrate 130 years of service in the Hoosier state with a cookout, trivia contest and more. Information available at the Central & Southern Indiana regional website.
For those in the Northern Indiana area, join this region in celebrating all of the great work done by volunteers and donors throughout each year.
For areas outside of the Midwest, please visit our National website's blog post for more information: http://blog.salvationarmyusa.org/2013/05/13/happy-national-salvation-army-week-3/