Help is given freely each year to hundreds of thousands of people without regard to race, gender, culture or religion. For The Salvation Army believes that only in meeting the basic needs of people will they be able to live on a higher plain, reach their full potential, contribute effectively to society and cultivate their souls.
Through The Salvation Army people's homes are heated in the bleak of winter, and they find refuge from summer's disparate heat at cooling centers. Those making the transition from welfare to work receive professional clothing to help them succeed, while underprivileged children awake to new toys on Christmas morning. In the wake of disasters like floods or tornadoes, The Salvation Army is on the scene extending hope and literally helping people rebuild their lives.