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Frequently Asked Questions

What does The Salvation Army do?

The Salvation Army is one of the world’s largest faith-based charities. Originally established in London, England in 1865, the Army has been helping people for more than 130 years in the United States.

The Salvation Army USA’s  message of Doing The Most Good is The Salvation Army’s national brand strategy and distinct identifiable message. Moreover, it is a promise the organization makes to its contributors, clients, associates, officers and employees. The Salvation Army pledges to Do The Most Good with contributions of money, time and resources, evidenced in that 82 cents of every dollar donated are directly allocated to services that assist people in need provides many different programs and services that range from sheltering and feeding the homeless to rebuilding communities after natural disasters. We comfort the sick and elderly, support young people through after-school programs, and respond to needs in our community with practical help. Visit the Our Locations page for more information about specific programs offered.

What is The Salvation Army’s mission?

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

How can I donate my furniture to The Salvation Army?

For more information about donating goods to The Salvation Army in your area you can call 1-800-SA-TRUCK or go to  to find out more information or even schedule a pickup in some areas. Alternately, you can drop your donation off at The Salvation Army donation center at your local Family Store.

The Salvation Army also has a car donation program in many locations. While we often accept vehicles in any condition – running or not, due to differing regulations and other considerations, not all types of vehicles are accepted at all locations, so it’s best to contact us first.

Your donations could be the tool to change the life of a man or woman in recovery!

Is The Salvation Army really an army?

The Salvation Army is not a physical army in the military sense, but rather a global army of people moved to humanitarian action through faith.

Do you have to join The Salvation Army Church to receive help?

No, we do not discriminate in any way. We respect those who come to us in need, whatever their beliefs may be.

Does The Salvation Army discriminate in its delivery of services against those of a particular race or sexual orientation?

No. The Salvation Army strives to provide assistance to all who come to us for help. We make no distinction regarding ethnicity or sexual orientation.

Why should I contribute to The Salvation Army?

For more than 120 years The Salvation Army has demonstrated its ability to identify and meet urgent human needs efficiently in communities throughout the world. When you give to The Salvation Army, you can be assured that your money is going to assist those who need it most. Our wide range of programs means that we can help the whole person under the umbrella of one single agency.

How can I give?

Give securely online.
• Contribute by phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
Donate items to The Salvation Army Family Stores. Proceeds from the sale of donated items fund our Adult Rehabilitation Centers or local programming.
• Mail a gift to:
The Salvation Army, Texas Headquarters
P.O. Box 36607
Dallas, TX 75235
or to your nearest Salvation Army location.

I can’t make a financial contribution right now. How else may I help?

You can volunteer at your local Salvation Army center. Almost 3.4 million individuals of all ages volunteered their time, talents, and resources to assist The Salvation Army last year. To learn more about volunteer opportunities please contact The Salvation Army in your community.

How much money goes to administration?

Approximately 82 cents of every dollar we collect goes directly to programs, and 100% of every dollar donated for disaster relief goes to help the survivors and first responders.

View our latest Annual Report.

My business has an interest in helping specific causes. How can I ensure that our contribution will go to those causes?

We honor the designation preferences of our donors. If giving online, a box is provided for you to designate your gift. If donating by check, designate the program of your choice in the memo line. If left undesignated, your gift will go to the area of most need.
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Where does The Salvation Army work?

The Salvation Army began in London in 1865 before expanding to the United States. Today The Salvation Army operates in 126 countries. Click here to learn more about our history.

Why should I help people on the street when they won’t help themselves?

In these tough times, we all know of people who have suffered losses through no fault of their own. When such an event happens, The Salvation Army is there to help. If social issues are left unattended, they affect society. Drug problems, for example, often lead to crime. Giving to The Salvation Army is an investment in prevention. Through our programs, people are taught to behave responsibly and to assume control of their own lives.

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Salvation Army of Texas Divisional Headquarters

1221 River Bend Drive
Dallas, TX 75247
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Salvation Army of Texas Area Commands


4700 Manor Road
Austin, TX 78723
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Dallas/Fort Worth

8787 N. Stemmons Fwy. Ste. 800
Dallas, TX 75247
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El Paso

4300 E. Paisano Drive
El Paso, TX 79905
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1500 Austin Street
Houston, TX 77002
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San Antonio

521 W. Elmira
San Antonio, TX 78212
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Salvation Army of Texas Area Corps

Gulf Coast

Salvation Army of Beaumont
2350 IH-10 East
Beaumont, TX 77703
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Salvation Army of Corpus Christi
1802 Buford Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
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Salvation Army of Freeport
1618 N. Avenue J
Freeport, TX 77542
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Salvation Army of Galveston County
601 51st Street
Galveston, TX 77551
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Salvation Army of Harlingen
119 E. Monroe Avenue
Harlingen, TX 78550
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Salvation Army of Orange
1950 MLK Drive
Orange, TX 77632
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Salvation Army of Port Arthur
3145 25th Street
Port Arthur, TX 77642
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Salvation Army of Victoria
1302 N. Louis Street
Victoria, TX 77901
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Hill Country

Salvation Army of New Braunfels
617 Elliot Knox Blvd.
New Braunfels, TX 78130
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Salvation Army of Bell County
419 West Avenue G
Temple, TX 76504
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Salvation Army of San Angelo
215 Gillis Street
San Angelo, TX 76902
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Panhandle Plains

Salvation Army of Abilene
1726 Butternut Street
Abilene, TX 79602
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Salvation Army of Amarillo
400 S. Harrison St.
Amarillo, TX 79101
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Salvation Army of Big Spring
811 W. 5th Street
Big Spring, TX 79720
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Salvation Army of Lubbock
1111 16th Street
Lubbock, TX 79401
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Salvation Army of Midland
3500 Park Lane
Midland, TX 79703
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Salvation Army of Plainview
201 Ash Street
Plainview, TX 79072
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Salvation Army of Odessa
810 E. 11th Street
Odessa, TX 79761
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Salvation Army of Wichita Falls
2900 Seymour Highway
Wichita Falls, TX 76307
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Salvation Army of Longview
504 E. Cotton Street
Longview, TX 75601
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Salvation Army of Lufkin
412 S. Third Street
Lufkin, TX 75901
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Salvation Army of Paris
350 W. Kaufman
Paris, TX 75460
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Salvation Army of Texarkana
400 E. 4th Street
Texarkana, TX 71854
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Salvation Army of Tyler
633 N. Broadway Avenue
Tyler, TX 75702
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Prairies and Lakes

Salvation Army of Bryan-College Station
2506 Cavitt Avenue
Bryan, TX 77801
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Salvation Army of Corsicana
212 E. 1st Avenue
Corsicana, TX 75110
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Salvation Army of Greenville
4601 King Street
Greenville, TX 75401
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Salvation Army of Sherman
5700 Texoma Parkway
Sherman, TX 75090
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Salvation Army of Waco
4721 W. Waco Drive
Waco, TX 76710
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South Texas Plains

Salvation Army of Laredo
408 Matamoros
Laredo, TX 78040
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Salvation Army of McAllen
1600 N. 23rd Street
McAllen, TX 78501
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Salvation Army of Texas Kroc Center

Kerrville Kroc Center
201 Holdsworth Drive
Kerrville, TX 78028
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