The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is a Church that strongly believes in putting its beliefs into action, and because of this it has become one of the largest and most diverse voluntary social work agencies in and around the world.
The motto Heart to God and hand to man well describes its integrated and holistic ministry.
The Salvation Army was founded in London over 140 years ago. A Methodist preacher and his wife, William and Catherine Booth, felt passionately that they should do something to help the poor and
needy. Preaching to people on the streets soon led to the realization of the need to address people's physical concerns, as well as their spiritual needs.
The Booths began The Christian Mission in 1865, and changed its name to “The Salvation Army ” in 1878. Today, The Salvation Army can be found in more than 110 countries worldwide.