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The Salvation Army is made up of thousands of officers, soldiers, adherents, employees, volunteers, and other individuals all working together to holistically meet the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of those less fortunate. Our organization is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. The Salvation Army St. Louis is the administrative unit that provides services to people in need throughout Missouri and Southern Illinois.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Racial Equity Lens
By utilizing a racial equity lens, The Salvation Army aims to (a) provide a common vocabulary and protocol for evaluating policies, programs, practices and decisions for racial equity and (b) product policies, programs, practices and decisions which result in more equitable outcomes.
What We Do & How We Help
People often ask why The Salvation Army offers so many different services and programs. The programs and services differ in order to meet the unique needs of the people in the communities we serve. We take a holistic approach to Doing the Most Good where there is the most need without discrimination, whether it be disaster relief, emergency assistance, substance abuse rehabilitation, or educational programs for children. To learn more about The Salvation Army St. Louis, you may review our most recent Annual Report. You can discover the global legacy of The Salvation Army at story.salvationarmy.org.
If you find yourself in need — whether that need is practical, recreational, spiritual or emotional — we hope you will seek our assistance.
ST. Louis Advisory Board
The St. Louis Advisory Board is comprised of community and business leaders dedicated to helping The Salvation Army fulfill its mission of serving our most vulnerable neighbors throughout the greater Chicagoland area. Members serve in an advisory capacity, helping the Army deliver its services in and the most caring and efficient manner possible.
The Salvation Army Echelon seeks to mobilize the next generation for The Salvation Army by providing opportunities for young adults to engage with the organization through volunteerism, fundraising, and advocacy among other young professionals.
Ways to Give
Discover ways to support The Salvation Army here.
To schedule, free donation pickups please call 1-800-SA-TRUCK (1-800-728-7825). To learn more about our Thrift Stores and donation centers visit satruck.org.
If you are interested in a career within The Salvation Army, visit our Careers website to view current job opportunities.
Need Help? Services & Programs Assistance
Our Social Services department can be reached at 314-646-3000 or 211. Someone will contact you within 24 hours, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm. Messages received during the weekend will be returned on the first business day. You can also search for services in your community here.
Get in Touch
The Salvation Army St. Louis
With a presence in nearly every zip code in America, there is a local Salvation Army near you. There are 28 Corps Community Centers within St. Louis. To find The Salvation Army in your community, type in your zip code in our location search tool here.