Extending Salvation Army service through a network of dedicated volunteers
They wear no uniform . . . They are the Army behind the Army.
A Service Unit (SU) is a committee of volunteers organized in communities where no Salvation Army Corps Community Center exists (a building based program with commissioned Corps officers). The SU volunteers provide emergency financial assistance to individuals and families in financial crisis. Assistance may be provided for food, clothing, furniture, rent and utilities. Seasonal assistance may include summer camp for children, back to school backpacks and supplies and Christmas food baskets and gifts for children. Regional Salvation Army programs are available through the local Service Unit. Volunteers receive specialized training to prepare them to work collaboratively with local agencies to utilize funding entrusted to them to assist those in need in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
The contribution made by the committed volunteers of our Service Units is important to the communities they serve and indeed makes an impact on those in need.