The Salvation Army is celebrating National Salvation Army Week this week with a series of events across the country. Each event encourages Americans to donate to, or volunteer with The Salvation Army, representing the original intent of President Dwight D. Eisenhower when he declared the first National Salvation Army Week in 1954.
On Saturday, May 16th, The Salvation Army Commands from across the Triad will gather to celebrate National Salvation Army week, and the 150th Anniversary of The Salvation Army. The celebration is happening at Center City Park in downtown Greensboro from noon until 2:00pm. It will include live music, free food, a silent auction, and an old fashioned Salvation Army open air meeting. Everyone is welcome to join us for this this free event and historical commemoration of The Salvation Army. The weather is looking great, so we hope you will make plans to stop by.
The band Transmission will perform on Center City Park’s stage. The group recently played at Bill Hybels’s Willow Creek Church. Also performing will be Triad Brass, a 20 piece Salvation Army band, and youth will be singing from the Greensboro Corps and the Kernersville Singing Company.
Though the dates have changed, the work of The Salvation Army has not. 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, directly supporting nearly 30 million Americans each year and more than 20,600 served in Greensboro last year alone, through a variety of programs.