This week, we celebrate you

May 10, 2019

On Monday, May 13, 2019, we kick off our 66th annual National Salvation Army Week. Each year, this event serves as an opportunity to celebrate all those dedicated to Doing the Most Good™. Our strength lies in the generosity of our donors, volunteers, staff and all those who serve with us - without you, the work we do wouldn't be possible!

Pres. Eisenhower Declared The First National Salvation Army Week

National Salvation Army Week was first declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954 – 74 years after The Salvation Army arrived in the U.S.

In his speech, 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.”

Each year, this week is observed immediately following Mother's Day in May.

How We Celebrate You

A variety of events and activities honoring donors, supporters and beneficiaries will take place across the country May 13-19, 2019. Thank you to all of our amazing supporters!


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