Supporting the Salvation Army, by Michael Baaden

December 14, 2012

From its beginnings as an evangelical Christian mission during the Industrial Age in London’s East End, the Salvation Army has evolved into an international outreach organization for the impoverished, the missing, the addicted, and those whose lives have been devastated by natural disasters. While its mission remains to share the word of Christ, it also includes meeting “human needs in His name without discrimination.”

The Salvation Army now manages programs that include elderly services and youth camps, as well as community health programs and anti-human-trafficking efforts. The London-headquartered organization offers many opportunities for supporting its programs.

Donations can be made in a variety of ways. In addition to monetary gifts, there are local centers organized to accept clothing and household goods for the thrift stores that sustain the Army’s rehabilitation programs. In 2010, almost 3.5 million volunteers assisted the Salvation Army. To find out how you can help, visit http://www.salvationarmyusa.org.

The author, Michael Baaden of Patchogue, Long Island, is Reliable Office and Technology’s Sales Director for Greater New York, and is a committed supporter of the Salvation Army.

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