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National Salvation Army Week Begins May 14th


For an organization that has been helping those in need for nearly 150 years, the mission of The Salvation Army continues to be as relevant as ever.

We, the public, know the Salvation Army through the Bell Ringers around Christmas time.  But, it’s not just Christmas that the Salvation Army is for.  Their volunteers are always ready and willing to help in any situation.  We, perhaps, don’t pay that much attention to what they do until our time comes and we need help.  Then, the Salvation Army is there, without fail.

Beginning the week of May 14, The Salvation Army is celebrating the 58th annual National Salvation Army Week, which was first declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954 as a time to honor the organization’s work done on behalf of those needing our services. This year, The Army has again planned a series of events across the country to encourage volunteerism and donating to charity.

Captain Bob Mueller, Kent County Coordinator, said “as we continue to serve our neighbors in need, we are grateful for the generous support of The Salvation Army in the Grand Rapids community.  Literally, we could not survive if not for our relationships with local individuals, families and organizations who continue to support our work of touching lives each and every day. National Salvation Army Week is indeed a celebration of these relationships.”

You can support National Salvation Army Week and other local initiatives by sending your
financial gifts directly to The Salvation Army, 1215 Fulton Street East, Grand Rapids, Michigan
49503-3849, by calling 616.459.3433 or 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or by donating online at

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