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The Salvation Army,

Founded in 1865 by William Booth, was started as a ministry to those who lived in the slums of the east end in London.  With a Mission of Soup, Soap and Salvation, William Booth had 

William Booth  the idea that people wouldn’t be receptive to the Gospel if they were dirty and hungry. At first William Booth’s idea was to get those he had helped linked with existing churches in London.  When this didn’t work out as well as he had planned, he
began to use his feeding halls as places to preach the Gospel ofJesus Christ.  In a short period of time Booth’s ministry expanded beyond the borders of London and by 1880 The

Salvation Army had expanded to the United States.  The Salvation Army has been doing God's work here in Monroe, Michigan for almost 100 years.  That ministry has expanded to include services such as: A Food Pantry, 

The Family Manor Emergency Shelter, Utility Assistance, Backpack program for Back to School, Seasonal Coat distribution, Prescription Assistance, ID Assistance, and other forms of assistance.


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