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Jesse Owens, Salvation Army Supporter

On This Day In History, August 9

Today, in 1936, Jesse Owens wins his 4th gold medal at the Berlin Olympic Games, becoming the 1st American to win 4 medals in one Olympiad.

Jesse Owens, Salvation Army Supporter

Jesse Owens later became a great supporter of The Salvation Army, specifically the South Mountain Youth and Family Center in Pheonix, AZ, which is now part of The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center of Phoenix South Mountain.

Jesse Owens, Salvation Army Supporter

About The Salvation Army of Texas

The Salvation Army in Texas serves more than 919,500 people and families a year through its 84 local centers of operation. Daily it serves 9,612 hot meals and shelters 2,885 people. For more information please visit our website at or contact your local Salvation Army.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to