National Salvation Army Week

May 10, 2022

This year, National Salvation Army Week runs May 9–15. The Salvation Army’s wants to thank volunteers and donors who have made the organization one of the world’s largest and most trusted charities.

The Northern New England Division of The Salvation Army which serves the people of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont would like to acknowledge our generous donors and more than 1,800 volunteers that have come together to help so many of our neighbors in need throughout the year. Their support allows The Salvation Army to offer a wide array of services and programs for children, adults, and seniors.

Last year, The Salvation Army was able to provide meals, general assistance, toys, warm coats, emergency shelter and more to 130,000 individuals.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared the first National Salvation Army Week in 1954 as a reminder to Americans to give freely of themselves, saying, “Among Americans, The Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted dedication to the cause of brotherhood.”

As one of the largest charitable and service organization in the world, The Salvation Army has been dispensing aid, without discrimination, to those in need since 1865. Begun by William Booth, a renowned evangelical minister, the Army's first beginnings were in the East End of London. As the Army flourished, it spread to other cities as Booth preached hope and salvation for the desperately poor and downtrodden. The work of The Salvation Army today is still based on the vision of William and Catherine Booth and is motivated by love for God and humankind.

To get involved and make a difference in your community or if you need assistance, please contact your local Salvation Army, or call The Salvation Army’s Divisional Headquarters in Portland, Maine (207) 774-6304. Please visit

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