The Salvation Army The Salvation Army is a religious organization founded in 1865 by a London Methodist preacher, named William Booth. Reverend Booth gave up his ministry in the church to take the message of Christ into the streets in order to reach the homeless and needy where they lived. In the 1880’s the Salvation Army began operating in the United States, and now serves more than 120 countries and territories, and preaches in 160 languages. (Salvation Army History, n.d.). The Salvation Army believes all members of this church should “roll up their sleeves” and get to work helping to meet the needs of people. The church mission is: “To preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination” (Salvation Army History, n.d.). This church meets in a building not typical to American churches, in order for the poor to feel welcome. According to Bessie Vittitoe, Lieutenant with Salvation Army, the poor often will not attend a traditional church because they do not have good or clean clothes. The poor often are asked to leave a church because of how they look, but not at the Salvation Army. Everyone that enters the doors is welcome, no matter if they are in fine clothes or in rags. Mrs. Vittitoe says the Salvation Army wants to teach about Jesus and follow in His footsteps. And, since Jesus taught to the poor, that’s how the Salvation Army teaches (Vittitoe, B. 10-2013). The Salvation Army relies on government grants and donations from the public and businesses to operate. Every December there are “Bell Ringers” in front of some stores with red kettles to collect donations. These donations help to feed the hungry, clothe the poor, house the homeless in shelters, provide disaster relief, and counseling. The donations and grants also help Salvation Army 3 to fund health ministry in poor countries, improve literacy and education, counseling for sexually abused women, among many other projects (Charity, n.d.). The Salvation Army has stores where items are donated then sold at a small cost, they have shelters set up around the country to house the homeless, and “soup kitchens” to feed the hungry, and provides counseling to inmates in jails and in prisons (Vittitoe,B. 10-2013). In the North division, which includes Minnesota and North Dakota there are currently 800 paid employees and 81,000 volunteers. This division has 28 worship centers, 30 housing and shelter facilities, and 33 stores. It has served 992,000 meals to the hungry, given 450,000 nights of lodging to the homeless, given 160,000 toys to families at Christmas, 26,000 people has been given disaster assistance, and 5,800 inmates have been counseled and given bibles (Salvation Army North, n.d.). The Salvation Army is pro-birth control, anti-surrogate motherhood, accepts homosexuality, but to be a member of this organization the homosexual must remain celibate. It is also prolife, but it has no position on the death penalty (Pitchett, K. 12-2008). Just as in the United States Army, this organization has ranks among its members. The layperson, or person not yet an officer, is called a soldier. These soldiers subscribe to the doctrines of the Salvation Army. Candidates wanting to be an officer undergo a one year preliminary training course. Then an intensive two year course that combines theory and practice, including Bible studies, Salvation Army doctrine and regulations, social and psychology studies, pubic speaking and preaching, church history, community relations, administration, and accounting (Salvation Army Officers, n.d.). Salvation Army
The Athens Salvation Army Thrift Store Business Plan
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said with a smile “your total will be $13.71.” I laughed and handed her my debit card proudly.
Walking out of Salvation Army, a thrift store, I began thinking of how much these items would have been if I bought them from a department store. Thanks to Salivation Army I am able to buy clothes, bags, shoes, furniture and other house hold items for a fraction of a cost.
The Salvation Army is not just a store. It also is an organization that is Christian denomintaion and international movement known…
The Salvation Army is one of the world's largest Christian social welfare organisations with more than 1,650,000 members working in over 124 countries.
We have been in Australia for over 130 years. Currently we have more than 8,500 active officers and staff delivering in excess of 1000 specifically designed social programs across Australia.
The Salvation Army helps more than 1 million Australians every year – that's one person every 30 seconds!
In a typical week across Australia we provide*:…
Action: The International History of The Salvation Army. Henry Gariepy. Grand Rapids, Michigan / Cambridge, U.K.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2009. 286 Pages
In this meticulously researched and engaging book, Colonel Henry Gariepy of Salvationist historian and biographer, presents The Salvation Army’s history of service from its beginnings in Victorian England to its present-day mission in all parts of the world. Compared with the Salvation Army’s own officially published history…
Salvation Army Red Shield appeal
The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal is an initiative of the Salvation Army to raise funds to care for and support Australians who are in dire need. Many Australians from all ages and backgrounds are assisted by this appeal.
Salvation Army has an established name in the Australian community. This strengthens them as individuals have confirmation that any donation given will go to those in need. That name also attracts volunteers who in return put the Red Sheild…
Salvation Army Cross-Culture
April 9, 2015
The Salvation Army is one of the world’s largest global organizations that has ethical interactions in over 130 countries worldwide. As a world leader in spiritual and social needs of all people, they have faced many ethical challenges as they have embarked new territories and countries. By far, majority of the ethical issues that have risen come from the deeply rooted, historical beliefs of the leaders throughout the…
Homelessness by not becoming Repeat Clients
The Salvation Army began in London by Evangelist William Booth. This crusade was started to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to the poor, homeless, hungry and the destitute by going into the streets and ministering directly to the people. Among the first converts to Christianity were thieves, prostitutes, gamblers and drunkards. Booth preached hope and salvation to the poor and down trodden people of society. He wanted to lead people…
administrator of a local- nonprofit human service agency. This writer has chosen the Salvation Army. This writer interviewed , the Assistant Program Director for the Adult Rehabilitation Center. This writer will identify; Ms. White’s typical day at work, administrative challenges, evaluate the political implication, agency collaborations, and future trends in human service field.
Brief description of the agency
The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center provides help for men who have been victims…
August 6, 2013
I decided to go to the Salvation Army, which is located downtown. I do not see myself being better than the people who frequent the Salvation Army, but I was always curious of the nature why there were so many people standing around the Salvation Army. So I entered the building and just to be on the safe side, I informed the receptionist of my being there to do a school project. Just to…
better plan for their lives.
In Lebanon however, we also have a homeless shelter. The Salvation Army has many branches nationwide to help the homeless population. The Lebanon branch is called “ The Salvation Army of Wilson County” 400 families received assistance, 1,000 nights of housing were provided, and 10,000 dollars’ worth of food were given to the homeless community in the year 2012 alone. The Salvation Army is important because of the vast impact it makes in the lives of people without homes…