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The Salvation Army was founded in 1865 by a Methodist street preacher named William Booth. He worked with people in the slums of East London. In 1880, The Salvation Army began work in the United States and in a few short years, the ministry of The Salvation Army spread across the country, reaching the streets of Hancock in 1889.
During World War II, The Salvation Army operated 3,000 service units for the armed forces...and led in the formation of the USO. Since World War II, the Army has continued its own worldwide program.
Today The Salvation Army continues to work where the need is greatest, motivated by its faith in God and its love for all people. The Salvation Army is now serving 'the least of these' in over 125 countries.
Auxiliary Captain Leonita Schweigert
Leonita Schweigert is originally from Brookfield, Wisconsin, where she became a Christian in 1970. Her first involvement in The Salvation Army was volunteering at Divisional Headquarters. Then she worked as a Business Administrator at the Racine, WI Corps. Her great, great grandparents were Captains in Minnesota in the 1940’s. Tending and feeding the sheep at The Salvation Army through the teaching and preaching of God’s Word has been her calling for quite some time.
The Salvation Army Hancock
408 Ravine St
Hancock, Michigan 49930