Can you believe it’s the 59th 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.
Here in metro Atlanta, The Salvation Army will be participating in a toiletry drive for children that will be attending The Salvation Army Camp Grandview this summer. Each year, The Salvation Army provides hundreds of disadvantaged metro area youth with a weeklong experience at this Christian based summer residential camp.
Help us celebrate National Salvation Army Week by dropping off new items only at:
The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Area Command
1190 W. Druid Hills Drive, Suite 150, Atlanta, GA 30329
May 14 – 18, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
If you would like to contribute to the purchase of toiletry items please make a check payable to:
The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary in the amount of $6.63 per kit (as pictured)!
Checks can be mailed to:
The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary
1190 W. Druid Hills Drive, Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30329
If you would like to learn more about The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Area Command visit www.salvationarmyatlanta.org.