The Salvation Army stands for hope; that when every light is extinguished, and every other star has gone down, this one gleam shines steadily and clearly out in the darkened sky: "If I could only get to The Salvation Army, they will do something for me.”
William Booth, Founder
The Salvation Army
William Booth founded The Salvation Army in 1865, motivated by his Christian faith and love of God. He enthusiastically aimed to serve suffering humanity living in London’s slums. Two decades later, in 1885, The Salvation Army extended this mission to Washington, DC and the surrounding community.
The Salvation Army continues today to do the most good for the most vulnerable among us. We feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, and offer a safety net of services to individuals and families. Now, in its 150th year, The Salvation Army is active in 126 countries.
In accordance with William Booth’s mission for The Salvation Army – To meet the human needs without discrimination – employees and volunteers serve people at 11 facilities in Washington, DC; Northern Virginia (City of Alexandria, and Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William counties); and Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, Maryland. In the past year more than 85,800 individuals received assistance.
Year-round gifts help The Salvation Army provide critical services daily. In addition to giving at our Red Kettles, here are ways you can support our mission to make this 150th year our best.
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