The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Area CommandThe Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Area Command
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet ... Read more
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Area has 135 years of significant and long-term experience in understanding the barriers that prevent economically-disadvantaged populations from meeting their basic needs.
Many of the people we serve are on fixed incomes, earning minimum wage, supporting multiple family members on a single wage or simply not working at all. In particular, our nine Financial Emergency Service officers, Red Shield Services Emergency and Transitional Housing Shelter, three Boys and Girls Clubs and Residential Camping program serve people primarily living in poverty. The Salvation Army operates a wide range of programs throughout the Metro area, doing the most good everyday.
Since its beginning, volunteers have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with The Salvation Army to provide help. In fact, the name "The Salvation Army" came about in 1878 when William Booth adapted it from a phrase he read that described the organization as a "volunteer army." 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 to the local community.
The Salvation Army is a great organization. When you donate or volunteer you can rest assured it is time or money well spent. This I know from personal experience. When I had a need they were there for me. Now that my situation has changed and I a able to "pay it forward" I am grateful for the opportunity to do so and can't think of a better organization to offer my services to.
When I arrived there were no one available to assist new comers. When we finally reached the coordinator, she didn't even have us on her list for the day we signed up for. she signed us up for a day me and my members had to work our day jobs. I even responded with that information but we just left because the had enough and we didn't want to inconvenience anyone by having them to find a place to stick us. I even asked for solutions for future references. She didn't have any. I totally understand about how much pressure it is for a coordinator but don't have me or others feeling at fault when it's not.
by Cheryl G. from Southside, AL
(December 19, 2013)
I loved talking to new people that came into the office. It was a mostly relaxed atmosphere. I thoroughly enjoyed helping people sign up to receive free merchandise for their children for the holidays. It was a very simple affair.