The Salvation Army celebrates 150 years of Doing The Most Good
Baton Rouge, LA (July 1, 2015) – Abandoning the conventional concepts of reaching those around him, William Booth took to the streets of London to walk among the neediest to offer food, a helping hand, and the word of God. Today, 150 years later, The Salvation Army still offers hope for the body and the spirit to anyone who reaches out to us. Around the world, officers, soldiers, employees and volunteers of The Salvation Army are there for those in the deepest need.
“At The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge, we stand ready to offer a hot meal and a warm bed, but we also can help men overcome addiction, learn a new occupational skill, and get children back to the outdoors at summer camp or help them learn about safety at our Day Camp,” stated Captain Brett Meredith.
Serving in the spirit William and Catherine Booth first began their ministry, the 32 local corps across the Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi Division, served over 1.2 million meals in 2014, and sheltered over 1000 people per night. The Greater Baton Rouge Corps of The Salvation Army provided Christmas to 1,500 families and sent 75 children to summer camp.
“This is why we are here. Our hope is that the community will join us by donating their time, money and goods, so that no one will go without,” stated Captain Brett Meredith.
From our humble beginnings in 1865, Forbes Magazine now ranks The Salvation Army as the second largest U.S. charity. The Salvation Army is active in every zip code across the United States, and 3.5 million people have volunteered with our organization. Each day, The Salvation Army helps nearly 3 million people around the world…that’s more than one person helped every second!
“This is how we live out our promise of ‘Doing The Most Good’. Where there is a need, we will be there to help!” stated Captain Brett Meredith.
To support The Salvation Army, you can call 1-800-SALARMY or give online at www.salvationarmyalm.org