National Salvation Army Week Encourages People to Learn about Poverty in America

The Salvation Army celebrates the 65th annual National Salvation Army Week, May 14 – 20. In 1954, the U.S. Congress approved a joint resolution for President Dwight D. Eisenhower to proclaim a week to recognize the humanitarian efforts of The Salvation Army, one of the nation’s largest and oldest faith-based health and human service providers. During this year’s recognition, The Salvation Army encourages people to take a moment and learn about the needs of millions of Americans living in poverty or near the poverty line.
The Omaha Salvation Army has supported the community for 129 years through a wide array of social service programs. Locally, The Salvation Army's seven program and service initiatives include food, housing, youth development, material assistance, behavioral health, older adult services and anti-human trafficking. Each year, The Salvation Army
serves more than 100,000 individuals in Omaha and more than 25 million nationally.

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Learn more about the needs of our fellow Americans below, or download the National Salvation Army Week fact sheet.