On This Day In History: May 7


In 1880, The Salvation Army work commenced in Ireland. For 133 years, The Salvation Army has been a helping hand in Ireland, with programs like Lifehouse. Lifehouse is more than a hostel or shelter for the night, it helps people get their life back. Lifehouse offers accommodation for people in need of housing, and training to help improve the self-esteem, mental health and employment opportunities. Doing The Most Good, in Ireland! Find out more here.

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.