The Salvation Army Remains Undeterred In Its Mission

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas,

This special time of year is a welcome reminder of the things we are grateful for—and for the power of service on behalf of those in need. Without your support of time and generosity, The Salvation Army would not be able to serve 30 million people each year who are in need.

Despite that good work, you may be aware of some recent attacks on The Salvation Army that misrepresent our beliefs on race and racism. Some individuals and groups have attempted to mislabel our organization to serve their own agenda(s). They have claimed that we believe our donors should apologize for their skin color, that The Salvation Army believes America is an inherently racist society, and that our organization has abandoned its beliefs for one ideology or another.

We wanted you to hear from The Salvation Army directly that those claims are false, and they distort the very goal of our work. We invite you to read The Salvation Army’s full response to these claims here.

You can be sure that, despite these false claims, we remain undeterred in our mission because our neighbors need our help—and yours. We remain deeply grateful for the support of a generous public—people from all walks of life and from all parts of the country—who help us in our mission to “preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human need in His name without discrimination.” God bless you, and Happy Holidays.

The preceding message was distributed to supporters, donors, auxiliary/board members, and staff by The Salvation Army.

If questions remain after visiting the above link, please contact the Communications Officer for The Salvation Army serving the nation’s capital (DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia) at