To mark 150 years of global service, we are sharing 150 Faces and Facts on our social media channels. Here on the blog, we are sharing a kind of round-up of our daily posts, so you can get a bunch of faces and facts about The Salvation Army through the years in one place. Think you know the shield? Check these out and see if you learn something new!
1. Faces –The 26 Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers across the country were made possible largely by funds from Ray and Joan Kroc, whose legacy allowed The Salvation Army to build comprehensive community centers where children and families would be exposed to different people, activities and arts that would otherwise be beyond their reach. Massachusetts was blessed to receive a portion of this gift to establish The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Boston.
2. Fact – Have you heard the story of “Lights In the Darkest England?” In 1891 William Booth transformed working conditions and made match-making a safer job. READ MORE.
3. Fact – 644 at-risk youth participated in Bridging the Gap in Massachusetts last year. This innovative program is designed to provide the support and skills youth need to keep their lives on track. The twelve-unit life skills curriculum, designed by The Salvation Army, focuses on either prevention or intervention and is offered at no cost to participants.
4. Fact – The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center ministry began in 1881 when William Booth opened shelters for homeless people on the streets of England. This initiative quickly spread to the United States.
The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Centers provide spiritual, social and emotional assistance for men and women who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves. You support these centers every time you donated clothes, household goods, furniture and other items at our Family Stores and Donation Centers.