The Salvation Army: United States Virgin Islands

On This Day In History: April 3

In the month of April in 1917, The Salvation Army began work in the Virgin Islands. Today, it is part of the Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Division in the USA Eastern Territory of The Salvation Army. This year they will celebrate their 96th anniversary of Doing The Most Good in the Virgin Islands!

The Salvation Army: United States Virgin Islands

Spanish Shield: Featured Image

On This Day In History: April 2

In 1989, The Salvation Army began work in El Salvador. El Salvador is part of the Latin America North Territory, where The Salvation Army has had a presence since 1904!


Salvation Army Today: March 28

See how The Salvation Army is supporting direct trade coffee, children’s programs in Haiti, and more in today’s episode.

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On This Day In History: March 27

In 1973, Marlon Brando declines the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in “The Godfather”. Before this nomination, Brando starred in the 1955 musical film “Guys and Dolls” as Sky Masterson. This is one of the most famous films to depict The Salvation Army and its officers. In the film, The Salvation Army is referred to as ‘Save a Soul Mission’ with Jean Simmons as Sgt. Sarah Brown, Brando’s love interest. Check out the costumes that so closely resemble The Salvation Army uniforms!

Guys and Dolls


On This Day In History: March 26

Kenny Chesney was born in 1968. Last year, Kenny Chesney kicked-off The Salvation Army’s 122nd annual Red Kettle Campaign with a live performance during halftime of the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game! Happy Birthday Kenny Chesney, and thanks for Doing The Most Good!!

Kenny Chesney Kickoff


On This Day In History: March 25

In 2000, The Salvation Army began work in Macau, one of two administrative regions of China, located 60km west of Hong Kong. The Army has been actively serving people in Hong Kong for more than 80 years, since March of 1930. Doing The Most Good in China!

The Salvation Army Chinese Shield


Happy Groundbreaking Day, Houston International Corps!

On March 25, Houston celebrated the Official Groundbreaking of the forthcoming new 38,000 square foot International Corps Community Center in Southwest Houston. The International Corps Community Center is currently the fastest-growing Salvation Army community center in the entire Southern United States. The new facility when fully constructed will allow them to serve even more residents of the Greater Houston region.


Houston International Corps Groundbreaking

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Alcatraz Prison

On This Day In History: March 21

Alcatraz Prison

In 1963, Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco closes down and transferred its last prisoners. Did you know that The Salvation Army has a prison ministry? To date, more than 90,000 Texas inmates have participated in The Salvation Army’s Correctional Services Bible Correspondence Course!


Salvation Army Today—March 21, 2013

This week they cover prom, visit a Salvation Army program in South Africa, and more.

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JCPenney Cares!

Thank you for Rounding Up with JCPenney Cares!

The Salvation Army, Texas Division, received a portion of funds raised as a result of our national partnership with JCPenney. Each month JCPenney Cares supports a new cause, inviting customers to “round up” their purchases to the nearest dollar. This past holiday season The Salvation Army was the designated charity for the month of December.

The Texas Division received an amazing $282,574.45 from the Round Up program! In addition, $2,777.77 was provided to The Salvation Army through the JCPenney holiday button promotion. As a result, five Area Commands (Dallas Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, El Paso) 25 Corps locations and 15 Service Units/Centers benefitted from this national program. Funds go towards funding various programs and services specific to their respective communities.

Thank you to all or our supporters for “rounding up” at JCPenney and helping The Salvation Army continue the promise of ‘Doing The Most Good’ in communities throughout Texas.