Salvation Army World Service Office

Rating: 3.33 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Food, Health, Human Services, International

Location: PO Box 1428 Alexandria VA 22313 USA

Mission: Founded in 1977, SAWSO provides technical and financial assistance in a variety of community-based programs and works through the Army''s worldwide network of personnel and facilities in 105 countries. Program areas include health care, HIV/AIDS programming, micro-finance, community development, and relief and reconstruction aid. SAWSO also works toward increasing the capacity of Salvation Army personnel to develop and implement effective programs to alleviate poverty. SAWSO is celebrating its 30th year in 2007.
Programs: SAWSO promotes community-based initiatives that improve living conditions and increase skills in poor communities. Programs focus on four areas: (1) village-based health care projects (including HIV/AIDS) provide education and treatment; (2) community development programs provide counseling, literacy education, leadership development, elderly programs, and women's support groups; (3) income generation program includes skills training and small loan programs; and (4) relief and reconstruction aid is provided to those affected by disasters.
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Rating: 4 stars  

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When the earthquake hit Haiti, The Salvation Army was able to be "first responder" because we have about 60 locations in the country and approximately 800 people on the ground, year-in, year-out. We serve in 119 countries globally, focusing in the impoverished communties that are always worst hit in disasters like these.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The kind peple who work here.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Humble, gracious, kind, caring

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Dramatically expand on-going services for transformation of lives -- right now, it is often doing disaster relief or "agency of last resort" keeping people from going over the economic precipice.

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