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Dedicated to Doing The Most Good, The Salvation Army serves Mercer County through various programs and services. Whether it is shelter for a displaced family or a warm cup of coffee for our bravest and finest--hope and healing is the message of The Salvation Army. People given purpose, hearts given hope and souls finding redemption--this has been our mission for more than a century. Motivated by the love of God, as a leader in Christian faith-based human services, The Salvation Army is committed to serve the whole person, body, mind and spirit, with integrity and respect, using creative solutions to positively transform lives. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children.
Since its inception, The Salvation Army has relied heavily on volunteers who support its programs. Often referred to as "the army behind The Army," volunteers play a crucial role in The Salvation Army's ability to provide quality social services for the entire community. Volunteers are valuable assets in The Salvation Army's efforts to meet the changing needs of our world. Through the skills and experience they bring to The Army, volunteers make significant contributions to society by positively impacting the lives of those they assist. Salvation Army volunteers change lives, uplift families and support communities throughout our nation everyday. Discover the joy of giving back to your community: become a Salvation Army volunteer TODAY!