National Salvation Army Week is here!

Today’s no ordinary Monday – it’s the first day of our 60th annual National Salvation Army Week. This week of recognition was first declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954 – 74 years after The Salvation Army arrived in the U.S. – who stated in his proclamation:

“Among Americans, The Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted dedication to the cause of human brotherhood . . . Their work has been a constant reminder to us all that each of us is neighbor and kin to all Americans, giving freely of themselves, the men and women of The Salvation Army have won the respect of us all.”

Each year we use this week to say ‘thank you’ to the three million volunteers who give of their time and talents to The Salvation Army and enable critical services to communities, families and individuals in need. If you can believe it, that’s 8,000 volunteers “Doing the Most Good” for their neighbors each day!

Celebrating our supporters, throughout this week we will be featuring fans and followers on social media who told us how they “Do the Most Good” in their own communities by using the hashtag #IDTMG on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. We hope you’ll join in and tell us how you choose to give back each day.

The Salvation Army is celebrating National Salvation Army Week in a variety of ways this week across the country. For events near you, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org and www.salvationarmytexas.org to find a list of locations.

Here are just a few events taking place during the week around Texas.

Abilene, TX

“Behind the Red Shield” Lunch and Tour, donut day

Harlingen, TX

Mayoral Proclamation

Houston, TX – Northwest Corps

Boys and Girls Club anti-bullying rallies, Emergency Disaster Response Training

Kerrville, TX Corps & Kroc Center

County Judge Proclamation & Flag Raising, distributing coffee and donuts at City Hall, AM Radio Show appearance, “Behind the Red Shield” Lunch and Tour, Mayoral Proclamation, deliver donuts to all first responders, Kroc member appreciation, “Behind the Red Shield” Reception, Thrift Store Donor Appreciation Day (Prizes Given Away), local restaurant support throughout NSAW

Longview, TX

Mayoral Proclamation, “Behind the Red Shield” Lunch and Tour, cook-out

Tyler, TX

Mayoral Proclamation, 9th Annual Doing the Most Good Fundraising Luncheon, “Fans for Life” Collaborative Drive

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. 81 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.