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“God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’” – Hebrews 13:5
No matter what obstacles stand in the way, the Lord always prevails. He never gives up. And through His power, neither does The Salvation Army.
As we look back on the previous year, we recognize the soldiers of service – our volunteers, donors, and supporters – who have joined us to overcome obstacles, pursue possibilities, and come to the aid of the most vulnerable members of society.
United we stand in our fight for good. We will never surrender. Because with God, we always prevail.
“The waters are rising, but so am I.” – Catherine Booth
The Salvation Army has been working to better combat poverty and assist those imprisoned by it. From developing a deeper understanding of the epidemic to identifying locations and population segments with the greatest need, we’re pushing forward on all fronts. Last year’s most significant advances in the battle against poverty were:
As the threat of poverty continues to increase nationwide, we approach the challenge with the same tenacity as our cofounder, Catherine Booth, resolute in our promise to do the most good.
In 1891, Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee set out a large iron kettle at the foot of Market Street in San Francisco. His purpose? To raise enough money to fund a Christmas dinner for the city’s most destitute people. Over a century later, this humble act of service has flourished into an iconic holiday tradition that supports nearly 25 million Americans throughout the year. During the 125th anniversary of The Red Kettle Campaign, we celebrated our 25,000 dedicated volunteers and generous corporate partners who helped us achieve:
The Red Kettle Campaign wasn’t the only anniversary we celebrated. 2016 marked a new fundraising record in our partnership with the Dallas Cowboys. Through this continued commitment to making a difference, we have achieved:
Through the dedication and determination of our volunteers, partners, and supporters, we aren’t just continuing to stand strong. We’re making major strides together in the battle for good.
Never surrendering means never backing down. So while we’re frequently first responders in times of tragedy, we’re also the last to leave the scene. We stay until the healing is complete, even years later. Whatever it takes. Last year’s efforts to aid those affected by natural disasters included:
Just as God continues to stand by our side, we continue to come to the aid of those in need.
Need never stops. Therefore, neither do we. No matter what challenges we face in serving the most vulnerable members of society, we will never surrender.
Whether it’s continuing long-standing traditions, partnerships, and recovery efforts or leading the charge in a new mission to change the perceptions of poverty or help those in need when disaster strikes, we continue to make strides in the fight for good. We look toward the future and its challenges with optimism. Because with God on our side, we always prevail.