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The late Peter Drucker, often described as the founder of modern management, once said in an interview with Forbes magazine, “The Salvation Army is by far the most effective organization in the U.S. No one even comes close to it in respect to clarity of mission, ability to innovate, measurable results, dedication and putting money to maximum use.”
National Salvation Army Week, typically observed the second week of May, was first declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954. In the proclamation, Eisenhower noted, “Among Americans, The Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted dedication to the cause of human brotherhood ...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.”
The Salvation Army is the largest provider of free residential adult drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in the country. These programs give men and women battling addiction opportunities to stabilize their lives and regain confidence and self-respect, all while developing a good work ethic and other responsible behaviors, helping provide a new lease on life for people and families affected by substance abuse. The primary source of funding for these rehabilitation services is revenue from sales at local Salvation Army Family Thrift Stores.
The Salvation Army Christmas Angel program helps families who cannot afford to buy Christmas presents for their children, bringing joy to tens of thousands of kids in the Southwest each year.
The Mike Michaels Activity Center, opened on the Phoenix Family Services campus in 2019, is designed to restore normalcy to families by providing opportunities for learning and healing through play, as well as addressing families’ short-term and long-term housing and economic self-sustainability goals.
In light of 2020’s unprecedented need and fundraising challenges, The Salvation Army Western Territory added a cryptocurrency (Bitcoin and Ethereum) online donation function.
The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to providing a respectful environment for all applicants and employees that is free from unlawful discrimination or harassment based on age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by law. Such equal opportunity for employment will apply to recruitment and hiring, training, promotion, salaries, and other compensation, transfers and layoffs, or termination.
In providing its programs and services, The Salvation Army is committed to accommodating all those in need without unlawful discrimination or harassment based on age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic and in accordance with our capacity to help.