National Salvation Army Week
National Salvation Army Week will be celebrated this year May 11-17, 2015. In 1954, the week of November 18th - December 4th(now recognized in May) was declared by the United States Congress and proclaimed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to be Salvation Army week, as a reminder to Americans to give freely of themeslves. In his speech Eisenhower said:
"Among Americans, The Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted dedication to the cause of human brotherhood. In time of war, the men and women of this organization have brought to those serving their country far from home, friendliness and warm concern. In the quieter days of peace, their work has been a constant reminder to us all that each of us in neighbor and kin to all Americans. Giving freely of themselves, the men and women of The Salvation Army have won the respect of us all."
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The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church.
Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.