Salvation Army News Room

Remembering General William Booth

On August 20, 1912, General William Booth—co-founder of The Salvation Army—was promoted to glory. More than a century later, his Army is bigger, stronger and more far-reaching than ever. The General’s legacy is The Salvation Army of today, his priceless gift to the poor and marginalized—a lasting tribute to the working of God in the […]


Last year, more than 260,000 kids attended a summer or day camp with The Salvation Army, primarily at one of its 44 camps across the U.S. This is just one account of a life impacted at summer camp. Camp is about giving kids hope—a new perspective about who they are and what they can do in […]

Salvation Army Hires New Development Director

Greg Tuck, CFRE to Lead Development Operations for The Salvation Army National Capital & Virginia Division. The Salvation Army National Capital & Virginia Division welcomes Greg Tuck, CFRE as the new Divisional Director of Development. Tuck will manage the day to day operations of the divisional development department and support Salvation Army field units in […]

Patriot Military Personnel Utilize Salvation Army Volunteers in Training Exercises

During Patriot North disaster training operations at Fort McCoy Army Installation, the Security Forces teams invited Salvation Army canteen volunteers to play a role in their exercises over multiple days. While serving water and snacks, the canteens were surrounded by unruly participants simulating angry mobs of residents. The Security Forces practiced subduing the threat, and […]

The motto “Be Prepared” took on a new meaning for Salvation Army Lieutenant Alphonso Hughes this past weekend from the Tornado

Ready to Serve when Tornado Hits Close to Home

The motto “Be Prepared” took on a new meaning for Salvation Army Lieutenant Alphonso Hughes this past weekend. Most days you will find Lt. Hughes in northern Virginia, where he serves as an assistant at The Salvation Army Alexandria Corps, but last week a family emergency called him home to Columbus, Mississippi. Late Saturday evening, […]