Get ready, National Salvation Army Week has arrived! Today, May 9th – Saturday, May 13
Today marks the beginning of the 58th annual National Salvation Army Week. Events across the country will highlight the importance of Americans giving back to their local communities to support their neighbors in need. The very first National Salvation Army Week was declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower between November 18th and December 4, 1954 as a reminder to Americans that they should give freely of themselves.
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. More information about National Salvation Army Week and The Salvation Army’s service programs is available online at http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/.
Once a week, we will feature an individual or group that we consider to “Be A Shield.” These individuals will in some way display being a protective shield against poverty, hunger, homelessness, joblessness, illness, or lack of education. We will also list interesting Salvation Army facts that we’re sure will make you say, “I didn’t know that.” So be sure to stay tuned to https://salvationarmyatlanta.wordpress.com/