Skip to comments.The American Minute: March 28, 2010 - Salvation Army
Posted on 03/28/2010 2:10:19 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
American Minute for March 28th:
On MARCH 28, 1885, the Salvation Army was organized in the United States.
It was begun in England by "General" William Booth in 1865, who conducted meetings among the poor in London's East End slums.
Originally named the Christian Mission, he designed uniforms and adopted a semi-military system of leadership.
On December 1, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson remarked to the Salvation Army in New York: "For a century now, the Salvation Army has offered food to the hungry and shelter to the homeless-in clinics and children's homes, through disaster relief, in prison and welfare work, and a thousand other endeavors. In that century you have proved time and again the power of a handshake, a meal, and a song. But you have not stopped there. You have demonstrated also the power of a great idea."
President Lyndon Johnson continued: "The voice of the Salvation Army has reminded men that physical well-being is just not enough; that spiritual rebirth is the most pressing need of our time and of every time; that the world cannot be changed unless men change.
That voice has been clear and courageous-and it has been heard. Even when other armies have disbanded, I hope that this one will still be on the firing line."
A good reminder that today might be a good day to donate to their awesome work.
Happy Palm Sunday, everyone!
Welcome to today’s American Minute thread.
William Federer continues his wonderful work.
The Salvation Army as a “parachurch” organization has probably done more to help all mankind than an other in the world!
Happy Birthday, Salvation Army!
Yes. HBTY, Salvation Army.
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Great reminder, thanks FWI!
Glad you do! I enjoy posting them!
You’re welcome - thanks for pinging some others.
But when I see a Salvation Army volunteer ringing his or her bell, I always stop and give what I have available to drop into that big red pot.
This group does NOT TAKE huge sums for salaries at the top. When you give a dollar, you actually GIVE a dollar. I love them...out on the streets in horrific weather, gathering money for the needy for real.
You are so right! I love them too and when Disasters strike, I give to the Salvation Army and almost no one else because I know they use their funds down to the penny in an efficient and God honoring way - and the are always effective in all they do.
Glad you agree!
I love the Salvation Army. More power to them.
It is not the Christmas season until I see my first bell-ringer in front of a market, but they are fewer and farther between.
I love their bands too: the tubas and the outfits they wear. Wonderful people.
Thanks for the ping!
Salvation army — great people, FRiend. FRegards ....
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