Originally published in USA Today.
For 150 years, the Salvation Army has been helping people in need.
Recognized today by its 25,000 Christmastime charity bell-ringers and 1,232 thrift stores scattered across the country, the international charitable foundation celebrates its anniversary Thursday with a presence in 126 countries worldwide.
Within the U.S., its services reach hundreds of thousands. Here are some philanthropic stats — plus a few fun facts starring the Beatles and doughnuts. READ FULL ARTICLE.