National Doughnut Day

During World War I, approximately 250 Salvation Army volunteers provided assistance to our American soldiers fighting on the front lines in France starting in 1917. As the young soldiers faced physical and emotional peril amidst the fighting, female Salvation Army officers Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance had the idea to comfort them with […]

Red Kettle History

  In 1891, Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee was distraught because so many poor individuals in San Francisco were going hungry. During the holiday season, he resolved to provide a free Christmas dinner for the destitute and poverty-stricken. He only had one major hurdle to overcome — funding the project. Where would the money come […]

Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief: How To Help

Monetary donations are the most critical need as supplies and personnel move into the areas of greatest need. The Salvation Army is extremely grateful for the continued support of the donating public. To date, the Army has received nearly $700,000 in online donations alone to support relief efforts. Donors are encouraged to give online at […]

Announcing: SAVN.TV Global Launch!

The Salvation Army Western Territory has just globally launched SAVN.TV (Salvation Army Vision Network). The intersection of technology and ministry The “virtual mission station” The “digital street corner” The future of evangelism…   Commissioner James M. Knaggs, Western Territory Commander released the following statement about it: With the global launch of, I’m inviting every […]