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 88.4 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
· Financial Assistance
· 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 for over 119 years. 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.
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 88.8 cents of every dollar donated to provide direct services to the less fortunate in our community.
Concerned individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate entrust The Salvation Army with financial contributions, thereby allowing our organization to be their hands in the community. As a result of generous charitable contributions, the Army is able to provide food for the hungry, offer shelter to those without a home, help the addicted break free from dependence on drugs and alcohol, assist working-poor families with emergency rent and utility bill payments, and much more.
When many people think about giving to The Salvation Army, they think of donating clothes and furniture they no longer use or need. We truly appreciate these donations. However, gifts of this type fully fund only one of our programs - resident substance abuse treatment at Adult Rehabilitation Centers. The vast majority of Salvation Army programs and services must be funded by monetary donations.
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 Salvation Arny and the US Marine Corps work togehter to distribute thousands of toys to children every Christmas?
The American flag which flew in fromt 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?