Each year, in the second week of May, we are honored to celebrate National Salvation Army Week. This week serves as an opportunity to celebrate our volunteers, donors and program beneficiaries who have enabled us to continue “Doing The Most Good” year after year in our Greater Green Bay Community.

Throughout this week, we will be sharing facts about poverty and videos of thanks. When you learn a little, you can help a lot.

National Salvation Army Week History

In 1954 President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared the first National Salvation Army week by saying, in part:

“Among Americans, The Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted dedication to the cause of human brotherhood. In time of war, the men and women of this organization have brought to those serving their country far from home, friendliness and warm concern. In the quieter days of peace, their work has been a constant reminder to us all that each of us is neighbor and kin to all Americans. Giving freely of themselves, the men and women of The Salvation Army have won the respect of us all.”

Thank you to our friends in The Salvation Army Western Territory for creating this short, informative video about National Salvation Army Week! For more information on National Salvation Army Week, please visit The Salvation Army USA's website.