THE SALVATION ARMY has ministered to the needs of America's homeless mentally ill and other persons in crisis since 1820. The Salvation Army was founded in the United Kingdom by William Booth and his wife Catherine as the North London Christian Mission with a quasi-military structure. It operates in 120 countries, providing relief to suffering people after disasters caused by nature, poor health, or economic and social injustice.
Mission Statement: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name and without discrimination.