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You Make a Difference

We are so grateful for our volunteers. If you don't know, there is absolutely no way that we could ever be as effective if we didn't have your help. We know that we are so lucky to have volunteers that want to make difference in the world and choose to invest their time and effort into The Salvation Army. "Thank You!" seems to be not nearly enough for us to say.

Hams for Hunger

The Salvation Army staff in Greenville, South Carolina is used to giving away food to individuals in need, 365 days a year. Today the non-profit organization is the one receiving a large food gift, right in time for Christmas. Hormel Foods is donating 500 of its Cure 81 hams, through local retailer BI-LO, as part of its Hams for Hunger program.

What's a SAWSO?

The Salvation Army World Services Office (SAWSO) has been providing international assistance in pursuit of its goal of finding lasting solutions to poverty. Particularly, right now, we're invovled in the response to Typhoon Haiyan, helping those families that were affected in any way that we can. Anytime there is an international incident like this, SAWSO will be there. Though the efforts of our wonderful and tireless volunteers, we have been able to provide well over 10 million meals and 600 transitional shelters in response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Doing the Most Good

"Doing the Most Good" is The Salvation Army's national brand strategy and distinct identifiable message. Moreover, it is a promise the organization makes to its contributors, clients, associates, officers and employees. The Salvation Army pledges to do the most good with contributions of money, time and resources, evidenced in that 83 cents of every dollar donated are directly allocated to services that assist people in need.

History of William Booth

William Booth embarked upon his ministerial career in 1852, desiring to win the lost multitudes of England to Christ. He walked the streets of London to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to the poor, the homeless, the hungry, and the destitute.

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