NATIONAL SALVATION ARMY WEEK

This year, The Salvation Army of the Coastal Bend will celebrate our 66th annual National Salvation Army Week on May 11-17, 2020. Each year, this week serves as an opportunity to celebrate our volunteers, donors and program beneficiaries who have enabled us to serve in the United States for 135 years.

This week is observed immediately following Mother’s Day in May and was first declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954 – 74 years after The Salvation Army arrived in the U.S.

In his speech, President Eisenhower noted,

“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.”

The Salvation Army’s international and humanitarian movement provides disaster relief and services around the world.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Join in the celebration! Get our celebration events by visiting our Facebook page and using #NationalSalvationArmyWeek to share on social media.