Did you know that May 13th -17th is the 60th annual National Salvation Army Week? This momentous week is an opportunity for us to celebrate our donors, supporters and volunteers and say “thank you” for your dedication to helping others. Your support and compassion forms the foundation of everything we do. You make possible a full range of programs and services that address human needs throughout our community.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared the first National Salvation Army Week in 1954, proclaiming, “Among Americans, The Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted dedication to the cause of 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 all.”
Each year, The Salvation Army directly supports 30 million Americans through a variety of programs including feeding programs, senior centers, adult rehabilitation, education, housing programs and athletic and summer camp programs for kids. Since The Salvation Army began its social service work in the United States in 1880, the organization has grown into one of the largest social service providers in the country.
Help us celebrate National Salvation Army Week in Central Ohio by sharing how you “do the most good” in your community! We’d like to celebrate your good work and inspire others, too. Share and join the conversation on twitter, hashtag #IDTMG or post a photo on our facebook page, facebook.com/Salvation.Army.Columbus.