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National Salvation Army Week 2017

National Salvation Army Week

May 15th – May 21st, 2017

NSAW 2017 Facebook Cover #4 

National Salvation Army Week is a time for us to thank all of our generous donors, businesses, and volunteers who allow us to accomplish all that we do. The activities below are events where the entire community can be involved! Thank you all for “Doing The Most Good.”

National Salvation Army Week Activities

 

Thursday May 18th – Lunch With The Homeless Day, 11:30am-1:30pm

400 S. Harrison St.

Saturday May 20th– Customer Appreciation Day, 11:30am – 1:00pm, 1211 SE 27th Ave.

FREE food, bouncy house, and more!!

Sunday May 21st – Community Worship Service, 11:00pm – 12:00pm,

2101 S. Van Buren

There will be other activities that will occur throughout the week to show our appreciation to other major partners who support The Salvation Army. For more information about The Salvation Army programs, services, or to volunteer please call our main office at (806)373-6631 or visit www.facebook.com/salvationarmyamarillo. Secure donations can be made online at www.salvationarmytexas.org/Amarillo or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY(Specify Amarillo).

National Salvation Army Week-Lunch With The Homeless Day

On This Day In History: May 14

Well, this entire week, if you haven’t heard, is the 60th annual National Salvation Army Week! In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 74 years after The Salvation Army arrived in the US, declared a week in May “National Salvation Army Week” and made this proclamation:

“Among Americans, The Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted dedication to the cause of human brotherhood. In time of war, the men and women of this organization have brought to those serving their country far from home, friendliness and warm concern. In the quieter days of peace, 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.”

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

On This Day In History: April 5

1953, in Washington, D.C., President Dwight D. Eisenhower inaugurated the ‘Presidential Prayer Breakfast.’ It was later changed to the “Annual National Prayer Breakfast.” As President one year later, he declared a week for The Salvation Army, known as “National Salvation Army Week,” which is now recognized every year in May.

President Eisenhower