Today marks the global 150th Anniversary of The Salvation Army. In celebration, we will be posting two faces or facts a day on our social media feeds – follow us on Facebook and Twitter if you don’t already!
We would like to use our divisional blog as a place where you can catch up on a few facts at a time –we’ll post twice a week, summarizing what we’ve shared on social media.
Let us know if there is anything you’d like to know about!
Face & Fact –William Booth, he’s the man who started it all. He founded The Salvation Army on this day in 1865, preaching to a small congregation in the slums of London.
Fact –Our iconic red kettles got their start in 1891 when Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee decided to provide a meal for 1,000 of San Francisco’s poorest individuals on Christmas Day. He raised money by putting out a large pot in a busy part of the city with a sign that said “Keep the Pot Boiling.”
Fact – The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Boston has everything! It’s the largest health, fitness and community center of its kind in New England – it even has a waterslide! www.boston.salarmykroc.org
Fact – Last year in Massachusetts, The Salvation Army provided 2,149,481 meals to our neighbors in need, thanks to the generosity of our wonderful donors, volunteers and supporters. Thank you!