The 62nd annual National Salvation Army Week will be celebrated beginning May 11th, and concluding on May 17th.
Typically observed in the second week of May, 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 proclamation he noted:
“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.”
We’re thankful for this opportunity to recognize the 3 million volunteers who give of their time and talents to The Salvation Army each year and enable critical services to communities, families and individuals in need. That’s 8,000 volunteers “Doing the Most Good” each day!
The Salvation Army is celebrating National Salvation Army Week in a variety of ways this week across the country. For events near you, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org to find a list of locations.
Thank you to all of our supporters!