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The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary of South Hampton Roads Evangeline Booth Award is given annually to a woman/women in the Hampton Roads community who embody and exemplify Ms. Booth’s motto, “There is no reward equal to that of doing the most good to the most people in the most need.” Today, doing the most good lives on as The Salvation Army’s promise to recipients of services, partners, and the public. Doing the most good is a promise that The Salvation Army will provide the most comprehensive and beneficial services to individuals in need , stretch donated dollars to the fullest, and make the most of a volunteer’s donated time and resources, while proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ in a gracious and unforced manner.

Nominations – This year, we look forward to considering nominees from all South Hampton Roads Salvation Army volunteers and staff in the Hampton Roads community.  There are no character or word limit restrictions to any of the areas on this nomination form.  Please submit a jpeg photo of the nominee with the completed nomination.

Deadline – Completed nomination forms must be received by The Salvation Army (5525 Raby Rd, Norfolk, VA 23502) or emailed  ( before 4PM on Friday, March 14, 2014.  The award(s) will be presented at the Hope Gala on April 24, 2014, at 7:00pm at the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center.

Who Was Evangeline Booth?

Evangeline Booth was the embodiment of a strong woman. She was full of faith, met adversity straight on and was not afraid to get her hands dirty. She asked questions and looked for new and progressive solutions to handle adversity. She lived by the quote, “Send me Lord”, believing, “It is not how many years we live, rather what we do with them.”

Evangeline Booth was the daughter of The Salvation Army’s founder, William Booth. Evangeline was the seventh of eight children in a household that believed that men and women alike could be used equally by God. She held the position of Commander of The Salvation Army in the United States for 30 years, 1904 to 1934. During her first Christmas in New York, she learned that thousands of children were going to school hungry; she got to work and on Christmas day had secured donations and funds to provide food for more than 30,000 people.

Evangeline Booth is remembered as one of America’s greatest public servants. Driven by her faith, she devoted her life to selfless service to help the poor and less fortunate. Though she never married, Evangeline Booth adopted and raised four children and continued her life as a visible public servant until her death at the age of 84.

About The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary of South Hampton Roads is a dynamic group of women working to empower families in need. The organization’s mission is to assist The Salvation Army in Hampton Roads with existing programs, functioning as a fundraising and volunteer service group.


View the Online Nomination Form.


Friday, March 14, 2014 by 4PM.