Join Positively Osceola in celebrating the Salvation Army in Orange and Osceola Counties, especially during National Salvation Army Week, May 15-21, 2023.
Serving Orlando since 1920, The Salvation Army works to help those in need from our community, 365 days a year helping individuals and families who may find themselves in crisis, shelter to those experiencing homelessness, food, meals to the hungry, and much more.
In 1954, the week of November 18-December 4 (now recognized in May) was declared by the United States Congress and proclaimed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to be the first National Salvation Army Week, as a reminder to Americans to give freely of themselves. In his speech, President Eisenhower said: “Among Americans, The Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted dedication to the cause of human brotherhood. In times 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.”
Today, The Salvation Army is at work in more than 130 countries around the world. Here in the USA, The Salvation Army is issuing a rallying cry for Americans to “Love Beyond.” The organization’s message is simply that when we love beyond the circumstances of life, we can provide hope and help for millions who need it, love beyond shelter, love beyond hunger, and love beyond disasters. Love Beyond is also a symbol of the resources and programs that so many people rely on year-round when they turn to The Salvation Army for assistance.
“National Salvation Army Week presents a wonderful opportunity for us to let the community know more about the work of The Salvation Army in Orange and Osceola Counties,” said Captain, Ken Chapman, Area Commander, The Salvation Army. “We want to recognize and celebrate the partners, supporters, and volunteers who make the ministry of the Army possible and invite everyone to join us as we celebrate National Salvation Army Week.”
With more than 7,500 centers of operation in the U.S., The Salvation Army is uniquely positioned to love beyond and meet needs in Jesus’ name, without discrimination – wherever it exists. For more information, or to donate, please visit us at salvationarmyorlando.org and salvationarmyosceola.org.