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Question: Where does the money go that I
donate into the red kettles?
Answer: Money collected from the red
kettles is distributed to programs for immediate needs of the local community.
Q: Why does The Salvation Army
A: While wearing the uniform is not
required, doing so represents a commitment to the war against evil, a personal
testimony to the wearer's own Christian faith and practice, and it signifies
the availability of the Salvationist to anyone needing a helping hand and
Q: What is the difference between a
soldier and an officer?
A: A soldier is a converted person
at least 14 years old who, with the approval of the census board, has been
enrolled as a member of The Salvation Army, after signing the ‘Articles of
War.' An officer is a Salvationist that has left ordinary employment and,
having been trained and commissioned, is engaged in full-time Salvation Army
Q: What is a corps?
A: A corps or community center is
a Salvation Army center established for the propagation of the gospel-
generally with a central meeting place under the leadership of one or more
Q: What does ‘Blood and Fire'
A: This is The Salvation Army's
motto and it refers to the blood of Jesus Christ and fire of the Holy Spirit.
Q: Can women obtain the same
ranking as men?
A: Yes. Both men and women are
eligible for all ranks, authorities and duties within The Salvation Army.
Q: How can the youth get involved
in The Salvation Army?
A: Sunbeams and Girl Guard are
character building programs for young girls, while Adventure Corps is a similar
program available for young boys.
Q: How was the brass band created
in The Salvation Army?
A: Salvation Army evangelists in Salisbury were having
trouble with local hooligans, so Fry and his sons offered to act as bodyguards,
also playing their instruments, while the Salvationists sang in the market
place. This caught on and eventually brass bands became a token for worship
Q: What is The War Cry?
A: The War Cry is a monthly magazine of The Salvation Army that is
published on a national level.
Q: How do you become an officer?
A: Cadets (Salvationists in training to become
officers) can receive training at any one of the four Colleges for Officer
Training (CFOT) facilities in the United States. This period of
education takes two years.