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Who We Are

Today, through over 3,500 service centers in the eastern region of the United States, The Army's spiritual and social services assist millions of homeless, working poor, children, youth, addicted, elderly, and abused families and individuals.

What We Do

"Doing The Most Good." In these four words, our mission - to feed, to clothe, to comfort, to care. To rebuild broken homes and broken lives. By walking with the addicted, we can lead them to recovery. In fighting hunger and poverty, we can feed and nurture the spirit. And, in living and sharing the Christian Gospel by meeting tangible needs, we give the world a lasting display of the love behind our beliefs. Whether it is shelter for a displaced family or a warm cup of coffee for our bravest and finest—hope and healing is the message of The Salvation Army.

Since 1886, The Salvation Army has been providing social and spiritual services to communities throughout the world. People given purpose, hearts given hope and souls finding redemption—this has been our mission for more than a century. The Salvation Army operates 7,546 centers in communities across the United States. Today, there are over 3,500 service centers in the eastern region of the United States. These include food distribution, disaster relief, rehabilitation centers, anti-human trafficking efforts, and a wealth of children's programs.

Our work is funded through kettle donations, corporate contributions, and the sale of goods donated to our Salvation Army Family Stores. Eighty-two cents of every dollar we spend supports our various missions nationally. Locally, ninety-two cents of every dollar here in Philadelphia goes back to our mission. We are a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, and contributions are deductible for Federal Income Tax Purposes to the extent permitted under Section 170(b)(2) for corporations.