Mission: The salvation army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal christian church. Our message is based on the bible, our ministry is motivated by the love of god, and our mission is to preach the gospel of jesus christ and to meet human needs in his name without discrimination.
Programs: Corps - provides programs to both adults and children. These programs consist of education, character building, recreation, and etc. The salvation army not only wants to meet the physical and emotional needs of the people but also their spiritual needs as well.
social services - to serve each client's emergency needs through cas management and financial support. Services are rendered to help stabilize families and individuals in times of crisis and to assist them with maintaining their standard of living.
to provide short-term lodging for men who are transient or situationally homeless. The program provides the men with food, lodging, and laundry facilities. The program also provides counseling, social service assistance and substance abuse treatment that will assist them with combating homelessness.
I have volunteered for SA through my church. Rang bells at Christmas, screened some needy families for assistance, etc. Great group. I have heard the most wonderful stories while ringing the bells, of families helped by the SA. All it says it is.
Salvation Army saved my brother's life. As a result it is one of only two charities to which my family donates cash or "in kind". This notwithstanding the fact that I am agnostic. Unlike the vast majority of so-called "Christians", the Salvation Army practices what they preach.