Spotlight on The Salvation Army: Spreading the Spirit of Charitable Giving
This season, choose a charity with a long history of giving back.
We love to shine a light on charitable organizations that have been working tirelessly to help those in need. This month, we’re highlighting a long-standing charity that has been around for more than 150 years. Pretty impressive, right?
The Salvation Army is committed to lifting up those in need across the world. From providing hot meals and housing to offering international health services and education assistance, this charitable organization truly does it all.
Learn the fascinating history of The Salvation Army, then donate online with Altruity to support the cause.
The Salvation Army: Mission Statement + Vision
The Salvation Army is a Christian-based charitable organization with a worldwide reach. Their mission is “to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name without discrimination.” They help anyone who needs it, regardless of religious affiliation.
The international charitable organization gives back by running charity shops, operating shelters for the homeless, providing disaster relief and humanitarian aid to developing countries, offering education assistance, providing affordable medical services, and so much more. They also help rescue and house victims of human trafficking, as well as support female leadership through women’s ministry programs.
History of The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army was founded in 1865 in the Blind Beggar Pub in London. William and Catherine Booth, the founders, began helping the poor and disadvantaged members of their local community while preaching to large crowds about their Christian faith.
Originally called The Christian Mission, the organization was renamed in 1878 to its present name, reflecting its members’ complete dedication to the cause. The Salvation Army’s work was brought overseas in 1879, with its first American venture taking place in Philadelphia.
And the rest is history! Today, The Salvation Army operates in 132 countries worldwide, helping as many people in need as possible.
Make an impact with Altruity
Altruity helps you donate to charities online with ease, so you can make a bigger impact with your gifts. Check out The Salvation Army’s charity rating, mission statement, and more on the Donate page. And don’t forget – you can use the Gift Basket to support multiple charities in one quick donation!