The Salvation Army - Southern CaliforniaThe Salvation Army - Southern California
The Salvation Army is an international grassroots organization committed to serving the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of individuals in need. We call our approach to providing services Doing the Most Good. Originally founded to serve the po... Read more
The Salvation Army is an international grassroots organization committed to serving the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of individuals in need. We call our approach to providing services Doing the Most Good. Originally founded to serve the poor on the streets of 18th Century London, The Salvation Army is now present in 114 countries and nearly every zip code in the United States. The Salvation Army's reputation as an international humanitarian organization and effective social service provider is best summed up by management expert Peter Drucker who said, "The Salvation Army is by far the most effective organization in the United States."
Many people associate The Salvation Army with Christmas kettles or thrift stores, but The Salvation Army is much more than that. The Salvation Army can be found in over 100 countries around the world, providing much needed help. Closer to home, The Salvation Army has over 33 corps/community centers, and over 24 social service programs in Southern California.
Helping out at the Salvation Army was such a great experience. That day we painted a class room, and during recess some of the kids were peeking through the window with excitement to see their new room transform. I think the best part of volunteering is being able to see your actions brighten up someone's day and seeing the kids joyful definitely solidified that. The people who run this program are friendly and genuinely down to earth people. They even provided us meals and coffee throughout the day. I would highly recommend doing this.
Let me say first, that I would like to volunteer with this organization, but it seems that either I am blind or this page has no place or button that can pushed. I am not in a position to speak on something I do not know a lot about, I look forward to a reply or invite. Even more I would like to volunteer in different ways as well. I live at the Salvation Army here in Jacksonville and I would like to also volunteer where I can do the most good. There are many things that I know how to do, being that I am ex-military.