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Dedicated to Doing The Most Good, The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command serves Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery counties through various programs and services intended to meet human needs without discrimination. Across the Unites States over 33 million Americans rely on the services provided by The Salvation Army.

We are an international 501(c) (3) Christian nonprofit organization with a mission to serve those less fortunate, and with a strong commitment to our communities. The Salvation Army of Greater Houston utilizes 86.3 cents of every dollar donated in direct services for our residents.

Among the programs and services we provide at our 17 area locations are:

· Disaster Relief
· Emergency Response
· Youth Programs
· Senior Programs
· Rehabilitation
· Counseling
· Financial Assistance
· Housing
· Christmas Assistance

Acclaimed worldwide for its broad humanitarian service and outreach, The Salvation Army has an impressive history as a religious and charitable organization which dates back to 1865, when it was founded by William Booth to minister to the homeless in Victorian England. Booth's compassion for society's outcasts sparked a spiritual and social revolution. To this day, the organization still upholds the code and doctrine formalized by its founder.

The Salvation Army officially began its United States ministry on March 10, 1880, in Battery Park in New York City, when the first street meeting was held.

Houston welcomed The Salvation Army in 1889 and has nurtured its growth and caring spirit since then. During that time, an expanding network of dedicated officers, staff and volunteers has embraced the sick and lonely, cared for the poor, and provided compassionate emergency response in times of disaster. Collectively, our new facilities and enhanced programs have enabled the Army to continue our mission with renewed zeal throughout every sector of our community.

The Salvation Army helps people to aspire and to achieve significant milestones in their personal development. Our supporters make that possible. Please be assured that our officers, soldiers and employees will continue to spread the Word of God and the Gift of Jesus Christ's nurturing love.

Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

The Salvation Army maximizes contributions by using 86.3 cents of every dollar donated to provide direct services to the less fortunate in our community.

Did You Know?

The Salvation Army has been in Houston since 1889?

The Salvation Army is one of the largest churches in the world and all uniformed Officers are ordained ministers?

Kenny Rogers was a member of the Salvation Army Boys Club?

The American flag which flew in front of the demolished World Trade Center was a gift from The Salvation Army?

Did you know only 5% of the money you donate to the Salvation Army is used for funding efforts?

Youth Programs

Senior Programs

Christmas Assistance

Disaster Relief



Emergency Response

In order to provide you with the best level of service possible, all media inquiries to The Salvation Army of Greater Houston should be directed to our Communications Office at (832) 201-8025.

Sybil Monciváis Sánchez
Media Relations Manager

Greater Houston Area Command
1500 Austin Street
Houston, TX 77002
(832) 201-8025

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