Help Us Celebrate National Salvation Army Week – May 15-21

May 11, 2023

In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a proclamation, approved by Congress, declaring the start of National Salvation Army Week as a public reminder of the ministry and mission of The Salvation Army.

Spanning the week immediately following Mother’s Day, Salvation Army locations across the U.S. will host various educational and fundraising events while encouraging people to learn more about the work we do. It’s also a reminder for Americans to love beyond themselves and to make a difference in their communities.

In the proclamation, President Eisenhower noted, “Among Americans, The Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted dedication to the cause of human brotherhood. In time of war, the men and women of this organization have brought to those serving their country far from home, friendliness and warm concern. In the quieter days of peace, 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.”

Here are a few ways you can participate in Indiana:

The Salvation Army Fort Wayne: Hosting a food drive May 15-21. Non-perishables and hygiene items can be dropped off Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to support year-round pantry assistance to the community. 

The Salvation Army Lafayette: Holding an open house Noon to 3:00 p.m. on May 17 with food, drinks, networking, and tours of the building and programs offered to the community.  RSVP for this free event HERE

The Salvation Army Michigan City: After an official declaration by the mayor, they will be highlighting programs, volunteers, and board members throughout the week and celebrating The Salvation Army's rich history in northern Indiana.

The Salvation Army New Albany: The inaugural Fresh Start Festival will take place on May 20 from 5:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. It will include food vendors offering great breakfast options and is raising funds to support the Pathway of Hope program. Tickets are still available at HERE.

If you can't attend in-person, we encourage you to celebrate on your time. Suggestions include:

Learn more about the programs and services The Salvation Army provides throughout Indiana.

Spread awareness of our good work on social media. Share posts and use hashtags on FacebookTwitter, and Linkedin to help others discover what makes The Salvation Army one of the world’s most recognized and trusted charities.

Volunteer your time and talents to help build community. Discover what opportunities exist at The Salvation Army location nearest you.

Make a donation to support our efforts. Over time, all gifts—both big and small—add up quickly, and there are many different ways to give.

Thanks to you, The Salvation Army is able to do the most good throughout Indiana during National Salvation Army Week and every week of the year.


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