FACT: The Salvation Army has 1,150,666 soldiers worldwide. Our uniforms have changed a bit during our 150-year history, but through it all, adult members of Salvation Army congregations have been known as soldiers. Young people are known as Junior Soldiers. As early as age 14, a Jr. Soldier can become a Senior Soldier. Learn some other interesting stats here: http://www.salvationarmy.org/ihq/statistics
FACT: Since 1924, over 101,000 children have come through the gates of Camp Wonderland. Highly subsidized rates make this residential camp affordable for children whose parents would ordinarily not be able to afford sending them to camp!
Open for 91 summers. Wonderland is the longest continuously operating Salvation Army camp in the United States. Campers come from across the state of Massachusetts
This hard hitting awareness campaign from The Salvation Army South Africa put children “on sale” in fashion boutique windows. To find out how you can get involved in the fight against human trafficking, CLICK HERE.
FACT: The Dallas Cowboys’annual Thanksgiving Day halftime performance has been used as a national showcase to kick off The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign since 1997. Headliner acts including Destiny’s Child, Kenny Chesney and Selena Gomez have participated throughout the 18 year tradition.
Their association with network television spawns a donation of $20 million worth of airtime every year to present nationally televised entertainment extravaganzas that have created a beloved holiday tradition.
FACT: Our Plymouth Corps Community Center has a Kids’ Club which provides a safe place after school for children, whose parents don’t have other options. The children are picked up at school then head to the corps for a snack and homework help, and a variety of recreational and educational activities provided by dedicated volunteers.