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We serve those who have served our country

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Veterans make up 8% of the homeless population in the U.S.

Homelessness, PTSD, self-medication, and addiction have caused those who gave everything to lose everything.

A History of Service.

It all began with doughnuts and coffee for soldiers during World War I, and it only grew from there. Today, The Salvation Army offers a range of veteran services, providing comfort, support, counseling, and a home to thousands of veterans in need each year. We express gratitude for our country's bravest men and women by offering a hand and our hearts to those struggling to find their way after coming back home.

The Salvation Army serves hundreds of thousands of veterans through:

 Operation Red Shield

Provides assistance to current military personnel, dependent family members and veterans.  Information, referrals, advocacy, Pastoral counseling and needs-based financial assistance are available on an individual basis. 

Vets Camp

Each summer, The Salvation Army conducts "Vets Camp" at Camp Tecumseh which is a five-day session serving veterans from the NJ VA Healthcare System of East Orange and Lyons Hospital. 

Hospital Visitations

Salvation Army officers and volunteers visit veterans throughout the year. Contact your nearest Salvation Army location to get involved.

For more information regarding the programs above, please call 888-302-6100 or email njoperationredshield@use.salvationarmy.org


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Our veterans are still fighting battles.

At least 20% of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans suffer from PTSD and/or depression.

A $25 donation helps provide one veteran a week of counseling at The Salvation Army. Donate now.


PTSD can lead to addiction.

More than 20% of veterans with PTSD also suffer from an addiction or dependence on drugs or alcohol.

When you donate your used goods to The Salvation Army, you help fund rehabilitation programs that heal addiction. Donate now.


Coming home to homelessness.

Veterans of our armed forces represent 8% of the U.S. homeless population.

A $200 donation to The Salvation Army provides a veteran with shelter and a bed for one week. Donate now.