47 Facts About The Salvation Army

1. The Salvation Army began dispensing food and drinks near Ground Zero less than an hour after the 2001 terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers.

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2. The Salvation Army served at the frontlines in World Wars I and II—offering comfort and pastoral support to members of the armed forces; It was in World War I, that the famous Salvation Army "doughnut girls" or "doughnut lassies" served their first doughnuts.

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3. The Salvation Army was cared for by The Salvation Army, taken to France and subsequently testified as a key witness at the trial of Stead and Rebecca Jarrett at Bow Street.

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4. The Salvation Army established outposts in Australia in 1879, Japan in 1895 and China in 1915.

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5. The Salvation Army's was cared for by the Army, taken to France and subsequently testified as a key witness at the trial of Stead and Rebecca Jarrett at Bow Street.

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6. The Salvation Army became the "General" and his other ministers were given appropriate ranks as "officers".

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7. The Salvation Army has a history of free rehabilition from alcohol and drug abuse.

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8. The Salvation Army believes, as stated in their first doctrinal statement, that only these scriptures "constitute the Divine rule of Christian faith and practice.

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9. The Salvation Army was founded in London's East End in the year 1865 by one-time Methodist minister William Booth.

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10. The Salvation Army helped during the World Wars in over 3,000 places, on and off the battlefield.

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11. The Salvation Army is available 365 days each year to provide a helping hand, without judgement.

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12. Over the years, The Salvation Army has evolved to meet the changing needs of our community, developing innovative programs for children, families, teens and seniors.

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13. The Salvation Army seeks to improve the physical environment, provide for material needs and lead people to a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

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14. In a crisis, The Salvation Army is often said to be among the first on the scene.

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15. Around the world, The Salvation Army offers help and support for those who are addicted.

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16. In each country, The Salvation Army has developed programmes that are relevant to the local community.

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17. In the same year, The Salvation Army extended to Australia when John Gore and Edward Saunders held meetings in Adelaide and offered food to those who were hungry.

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18. The Salvation Army strongly advises against the use of donors because of theological, legal, moral, social, psychological, and ethical complications and implications.

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19. The Salvation Army does not accept same-sex unions as equal to, or as an alternative to, heterosexual marriage.

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20. The Salvation Army accepts that living wills or advance health care directives can be useful.

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21. The Salvation Army operates a wide range of services for older people:.

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22. The Salvation Army has created an integrated, nationwide monitoring scheme providing a unique epidemiological profile of alcohol and drug taking in the UK.

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23. The Salvation Army takes part in activities to promote unity, understanding and practical co-operation between the various Christian bodies.

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24. The Salvation Army places the emphasis on personal faith and on a spiritual relationship with God which doesn't depend on anything external.

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25. The Salvation Army uses military features such as uniforms, flags and ranks to identify, inspire and regulate its activities.

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26. The Salvation Army teaches that believers live out their religious vocation through their service to the community.

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27. The Salvation Army believes that the behaviour and lifestyle of Salvationists comprise another powerful weapon of conversion.

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28. The Salvation Army helps homeless women and children in the community with their immediate needs of shelter, food, and social services.

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29. In 1890, The Salvation Army published a social manifesto: In Darkest England, and the Way Out.

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30. The Salvation Army adopted their uniforms, parades, bands, flags, and jargon as other groups were doing—including temperance crusaders, Boys' and Girls' Brigades, Boy Scouts, Girl Guides—to proclaim a "muscular Christianity.

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31. The Salvation Army offers a "balanced ministry", which consists of its evangelistic program and a vast system of social welfare activities.

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32. The Salvation Army is described in its official mission statement as an "international movement" and "an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church.

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33. The Salvation Army is an evangelistic organization created in 1865 by William Booth, a former adherent of Methodism, to work among the poor of London.

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34. The Salvation Army led in the formation of the United Service Organizations during WWII, which serves members of the armed forces abroad.

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35. The Salvation Army is often credited with popularizing the donut in the United States.

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36. The Salvation Army was not open for dinner, but individuals were still able to get a plate of food for Thanksgiving night.

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37. The Salvation Army kicked off its Angel Tree Toy Drive last week in the area.

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38. The Salvation Army is accepting volunteers for their Christmas dinner.

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39. The Salvation Army said at the time that it led to a huge influx of donations in the immediate aftermath of the game.

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40. The Salvation Army began producing silent films in the 1900s when they created Australia's first film studio.

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41. The Salvation Army is only briefly shown or discussed in these movies such as a bell ringer on the corner in the movie Maid in Manhattan, and briefly mentioned in Batman Begins.

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42. The Salvation Army states that it does not "discriminate against hiring gays and lesbians for the majority of its roughly 55,000 jobs".

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43. The Salvation Army has choirs; these are known as Songster Brigades, normally comprising the traditional soprano, alto, tenor and bass singers.

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44. The Salvation Army established outposts in Australia in 1879, Japan in 1895 and China in 1915.

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45. The Salvation Army is the second largest charity in the United States, with private donations of almost $2 billion for the fiscal year ending 30 September 2007.

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46. The Salvation Army helps their employees by hiring ex-felons depending on the circumstances because they believe in giving people second chances.

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47. The Salvation Army was founded in 1865 in London by one-time Methodist circuit-preacher William Booth and his wife Catherine as the East London Christian Mission, and can trace its origins to the Blind Beggar tavern.

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