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Financial Donations

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  • Connected- Make your donation online through ouronline donation form🇧🇷 Your donation goes to the local Salvation Army unless you specify otherwise.
  • telephone- Make your donation by dialing 1-800-SAL ARMY (725-2769)
  • Correspondence- Find the Salvation Army service center closest to yousend your check.
  • text for donation- Text "ARMY" to 51555 to make a donation via text
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Contact The Salvation Army Giving Services by completing our online inquiry form or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

Contact The Salvation Army Donor Services by completing our online inquiry form or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

Mailed donation receipts are normally sent within 3 weeks of The Salvation Army receiving the gift. For online donations or donations made through 1-800-SAL-ARMY, an email receipt is sent within minutes of a successful transaction.

If you have not received a receipt for a financial donation you have made, please contact Giving Service by completing our online inquiry form or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

Refunds are available up to 180 days after the original (online) donation:
- Call services for donors (1-800-SAL-ARMY)
- Completing our online inquiry form

If your requested refund is more than 180 days from the original donation, please call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and your request will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Support current national and international disaster relief efforts or learn more about how The Salvation Army supports disaster recovery efforts at ourDisaster Emergency Servicespage.

We only offer select online giving options that allow us to meet the needs of the people we serve in your community or the community you choose to support. By supporting these programs, you provide The Salvation Army with essential resources and flexibility to respond where assistance is most needed. For additional assistance in donating to an option not listed, please contact the Donation Service at 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

Yes. Contact The Salvation Army Donor Service at 1-800-SAL-ARMY. Please have ready the date of your donation, the dollar amount, the fund it went to, and the fund you would like it to go to. If you need to leave a voicemail message, be sure to leave your name and phone number, including your area code.

Your email address is required so that we can send you proper confirmation of your gift. Details of your donation can be found in this email, which you can print or save for tax purposes. The Salvation Army will not sell, trade, or share personal information about our financial donors with anyone, or email our financial donors on behalf of other organizations, unless a donor gives us specific permission to do so.

If you set up your monthly donation online, you can make changes to your monthly donation by logging into your account. All changes made are processed immediately. If you do not have an account or are unsure about your account, please contact The Salvation Army Donor Services by completing our online inquiry form or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY for treatment. Donor Services can process your request within the same month or the following month, depending on when we receive your call.

If you are setting up your monthly giving through another method, please contact The Salvation Army Giving Services by completing our online inquiry form or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

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in-kind donations

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Donation drop-off receipts are provided when you drop off your donation at one of our donation drop-off locations. For scheduled donation collections online or through 1-800-SAL-ARMY, an email receipt is sent after a successful collection.

If you have not received a receipt for an in-kind donation, please contact Donation Service at 1-800-SATRUCK.

To cancel a scheduled donation pickup, contact Donor Service at 1-800-SA-TRUCK.


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The Salvation Army exists to meet human needs where, when and how we can.See our categories of services.

If you or a loved one needs help, determine the Salvation Army office closest to you. Many of our locations offer options for a variety of emergency, residential and financial assistance. By entering your ZIP code in the corresponding search box, you will be able to see the Salvation Army locations closest to your local ZIP code and the services they offer.

Employment opportunities

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How does The Salvation Army help people? ›

We offer practical help for people without discrimination, stand up for those who are vulnerable, fight against injustice and encourage people to deepen their relationship with God.

Who owns The Salvation Army? ›

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church.

Can I send a Cheque to Salvation Army? ›

Donate By Mail

Checks and money orders can be made payable to “The Salvation Army” or to your local Salvation Army. Note the program and city you would like to designate your funds to on the memo line of your check. Do not mail cash.

How do I donate to local Salvation Army? ›

Q: How do I donate to my local Salvation Army Thrift Store
  1. Step 1: Call your local donation center or visit its website to find out the hours of operation and what items are allowed.
  2. Step 2: Drop off your items at the donation center near me.

How does a person obtain salvation? ›

We receive salvation in Christ through repentance and faith. This means turning away from sinful ways (repentance) and turning to God (faith), trusting in Christ. Jesus will forgive your sins and set you on a path to life with Him. We cannot earn this right, it is His free gift.

What problem does the Salvation Army solve? ›

The Salvation Army helps those in need to overcome poverty through a variety of programs. Housing insecurity and prolonged poverty are strongly linked, and that's why we work to provide short and long-term housing assistance to displaced families and individuals.

What kind of religion is Salvation Army? ›

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

What religion started the Salvation Army? ›

The Salvation Army was founded by William Booth, a Methodist minister who began an evangelical ministry in the East End of London in 1865. He established mission stations to feed and house the poor and in 1878 changed the name of his organization to the Salvation Army.

Is salvation only for Catholics? ›

This statement by Pope Pius was further explained by the Second Vatican Council . It was made clear that although salvation can only come through Christ Jesus and the Catholic Church (of which Jesus is the Head), people outside of the Church can also achieve salvation.

Is it safer to donate by check or credit card? ›

It's safest to donate by credit card or check — after you've done some research on the charity. If you're donating online, make sure the webpage where you enter your payment information has “https” in the web address. That means your information is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Can you redeem a check at any bank? ›

No, a bank or credit union is not obligated to cash the check. If you go to a bank or credit union where neither you nor the person writing the check has an account, the bank or credit union will often refuse to cash the check.

What percentage of money donated to Salvation Army goes to administration? ›

Accountability & Finance

Who will pick up donations for free in my area? ›

These eight organizations offer donation pickups.
  • The Salvation Army. When you think about where to donate unwanted belongings, your mind might go to The Salvation Army first. ...
  • Goodwill. ...
  • AMVETS National Service Foundation. ...
  • Habitat for Humanity. ...
  • Pickup Please. ...
  • Furniture Bank Network. ...
24 Jun 2022

What should you not do before donating? ›

Avoid fatty foods, such as a hamburger, fries or ice cream. Drink plenty of water before the donation. Check to see if any medications you are taking or recently took would prevent you from donating. For example, if you are a platelet donor, you must not take aspirin for two days prior to donating.

What are the 5 steps to salvation? ›

Faith, 2. Repentance, 3. Water Baptism, 4. Spirit Infilling, 5.

What are the four types of salvation? ›

In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification.

How do you know the Holy Spirit lives in you? ›

The Holy Spirit has been given to us so that we can know who God is and know how to follow Him. Often the Holy Spirit will speak to us in our minds by giving us a thought or an idea. Or He will lead us by making an impression upon our hearts to say something, do something, or think something according to God's will.

What are the consequences of salvation? ›

In Christianity, salvation (also called deliverance or redemption) is the "saving [of] human beings from sin and its consequences, which include death and separation from God" by Christ's death and resurrection, and the justification following this salvation.

Is the Salvation Army a true religion? ›

The Salvation Army is not a religion nor is it a mix of denominations. The Salvation Army stands independently as a denomination of the Christian church alongside other churches, for example, the Anglican, Baptist and Uniting Church.

Why does the Salvation Army not practice Communion? ›

Unlike other Christian churches the Salvation Army does not recognise any sacraments, such as baptism or communion, as essential. The Army does not teach that sacraments are wrong, but it believes that they are unnecessary, and may be unhelpful to some.

Do Jehovah Witness believe in salvation? ›

Jehovah's Witnesses teach that salvation is possible only through Christ's ransom sacrifice and that individuals cannot be saved until they repent of their sins and call on the name of Jehovah. Salvation is described as a free gift from God, but is said to be unattainable without good works that are prompted by faith.

Is the Salvation Army a biblical church? ›

It is for that reason that a lot of people don't realize that the Salvation Army is not just a religious organization, but a full-on christian church.

Why is Salvation Army called Sally Ann? ›

As Canadian soldier Will Bird wrote in his classic war memoir, Ghosts Have Warm Hands: “Every front-line soldier of World War I knew that his true friend was the man in the Salvation Army canteen.” The troops coined the affectionate nickname 'Sally Ann' to describe the Salvation Army while the familiar Red Shield logo ...

What is the motto of the Salvation Army? ›

The blood of Jesus Christ and the fire that defeats evil will bring you salvation. This is the thought behind the motto of the Salvation Army, “Blood and Fire”.

What is the Catholic version of salvation? ›

The Catholic Church teaches that salvation comes through Jesus alone (Acts 4:12), since he is the “one mediator between God and man” (1 Tm 2:5-6). The saving grace won by Jesus is offered as a free gift to us, accessible through repentance, faith, and baptism.

What does ABC stand for in salvation? ›

The ABCs of salvation, that is. This popular children's ministry acronym stands for admit, believe, and confess. It's a simple way churches teach parents and volunteers to share the gospel with kids—especially during the week of Vacation Bible School.

Why do Christians sin from salvation? ›

Christians believe they need salvation from sin because sin stops people from having a proper relationship with God. All Christians believe that Jesus saved people from sin (atonement) by his death on the cross. Catholics and Orthodox Christians believe that Jesus brings salvation through the sacraments of the Church.

Do you have to be Catholic to go to heaven? ›

So, in short, no, you do not have to be Catholic to go to heaven. However, as Catholics, we should be aware of our God-given duty to evangelize, to make disciples of all people.

Do Muslims believe in salvation? ›

Islam teaches that no one can gain salvation simply by virtue of their belief or deeds, instead it is the Mercy of God, which merits them salvation. However, this repentance must not be used to sin any further. Islam teaches that God is Merciful.

What is the best way to donate money? ›

Donors often consider donating cash to be the quickest, most convenient way to give. Many charities allow you to give online via a credit card in seconds. Although it may be convenient for you, keep in mind that your charity will likely have to pay a credit card processing fee of 2.2% to 7.5% per transaction.

How can I donate without fees? ›

It's simple: donating by bank account is by far the least expensive method of payment in terms of fees to payment processors. This means that your nonprofit gets more from your donation, putting more of your contribution to work to fulfill its mission.

What can I donate to make money? ›

You'll get some fast cash, and, in some cases, your assets are renewable.
  • Donate Plasma. One of the easiest ways to make some cash regularly from your body is to donate plasma. ...
  • Sell Your Hair. There is actually a market for human hair. ...
  • Donate Bone Marrow. ...
  • Donate Sperm. ...
  • Donate Eggs. ...
  • Paid Testing. ...
  • Join a Focus group.
7 Apr 2022

How do I turn my check into cash? ›

Buy a money order

Transform your cash into an easy-to-deposit check by buying a money order at a local retailer or a post office, then make it payable to yourself.

What bank will cash a check without an account? ›

Where can I cash a check without a bank account?
  • At Money Services. You can cash a range of different checks at your local Money Services, including payroll or government-issued checks. ...
  • At the issuing bank. If you've received a check from the bank, you can usually cash it there, too. ...
  • Using Prepaid Cards.

Can I write a check to myself to get cash? ›

Yes, writing a check to yourself is perfectly legal. You may be wondering why you would do this. Writing a check to yourself is another way to withdraw cash from your bank account or transfer money between accounts. To do this, you write your name on the payee line.

Which charity gives the most to the cause? ›

Charity NamePercentage of funds that go directly to the cause, versus administrative or fundraising costs
Feeding America's Hungry Children99.10%
Caring Voice Coalition99.00%
Foster Care to Success99.00%
15 more rows
28 Dec 2017

Who is the person who donated the most money? ›

Greatest philanthropists by amount of USD
NameAmount givenCause
Azim Premji$21 billionEducation, healthcare
Michael Bloomberg$12.7 billionEnvironment, public health, arts, government innovation and education
Li Ka-shing$10.7 billionEducation, healthcare
Andrew Carnegie$9.5 billionLibraries, education, peace
18 more rows

Which charity has the highest administrative costs? ›

Charities With the Highest Admin Costs
  • Tucson Audubon Society. ...
  • New Hampshire Audubon. ...
  • Gospel to the Unreached Millions (GUM) ...
  • American Psychiatric Foundation. ...
  • Marshall Heights Community Development Organization (MHCDO) ...
  • Please Touch Museum. ...
  • American Friends of the Open University of Israel (AFOUI) ...
  • Peter G.
1 Jun 2010

What are 3 items from the body that can be donated before death? ›

As a living donor, you may be able to donate: one of your kidneys, one liver lobe, a lung or part of the lung, part of the pancreas, or part of the intestines.

What should you not do after donating? ›

Don't do any heavy lifting or vigorous exercise for the rest of the day. If the needle site starts to bleed, apply pressure and raise your arm straight up for 5-10 minutes or until bleeding stops.

What are the cons of donating clothes? ›

Charity stores have massive problems with receiving soiled, torn, or otherwise unsuitable textiles that can't be sold or given away. In some cases, charities are even forced to spend money sorting and disposing of this material, of which an estimated 25% goes directly to landfill.

Does goodwill pick up in my area? ›

Goodwill Southern California gratefully accepts donations at more than 80 retail stores and over 40 donation centers where an attendant will happily assist you by unloading your items and providing you with a receipt for your records. We are sorry for any inconvenience; however, we do not offer pick-up service.

Does Walmart do local donations? ›

Each year, our U.S. stores and clubs award local cash grants ranging from $250 to $5,000. These local grants are designed to address the unique needs of communities where we operate. They include a variety of organizations, such as animal shelters, elder services and community cleanup projects.

What does AARP do with donations? ›

Charity Rating

Eighty-one cents of every dollar we spend goes toward programs and services that help low-income older adults. We have met every one of the Better Business Bureau's 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.

Why can't females donate platelets? ›

For women who have been pregnant, their platelet donations are tested for Human Leukocyte Antigens (HLA) antibodies. The presence of antibodies to Human Leukocyte Antigens (HLA) in the blood can cause an adverse reaction in patients receiving blood including lung injury and poor response to platelet transfusions.

What will happen if you donate blood without sleep? ›

Don't stay up too late the night before.

We recommend getting a full seven to eight hours of sleep the night before your appointment. If you're sleep-deprived during the donation process, you could end up feeling groggy. Postpone the wild parties for another time, and we promise you'll be happier for it.

What should I drink after giving blood? ›

Donating blood removes fluids from the body. A person can help restore them by drinking water, broth, or herbal tea. The American Red Cross recommend drinking an extra 4 glasses, or 32 ounces, of liquid in the first 24 hours after donating blood.

What is the role of salvation in our lives? ›

Salvation means being saved from sin, and Christians believe that salvation is essential to have a relationship with God while on earth, and to have eternal life with God in heaven after death.

What does the Salvation Army do for Christians? ›

The Salvation Army is a Christian movement. It grew out of a passion to see people come into a relationship with Jesus Christ. Motivated by the love of Jesus, our mission is caring for people, creating faith pathways, building healthy communities and working for justice.

What is the Salvation Army's main goal? ›

Mission Statement

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.

What is the main focus of the Salvation Army? ›

The Salvation Army World Service Office (SAWSO) is an independent 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to improving the health, economic, and spiritual conditions of the poor throughout the world where The Salvation Army is active.

How do we know if we are truly saved? ›

Put simply, our salvation depends solely on the person and work of Jesus Christ. As we continue to trust in him, we will experience the power of the Holy Spirit at work in our lives to make us more like Jesus. When we see this happening, our assurance that we truly are one of God's children grows.

What is God's promise of salvation? ›

The assurance of salvation means that, if we die suddenly, we will go to heaven to be with God for eternity (1 John 5:11-12). This is a gift from God to us, paid for by the death of Jesus Christ and made possible by His resurrection from the dead.

What religion are Salvation Army? ›

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Why is Salvation Army not baptized? ›

Fewer still are aware that the Salvation Army, for most of its history, avoided Communion, also called the Eucharist or Lord's Supper, and baptisms on the grounds that those outward symbols of Christian faith were unnecessary and might substitute for a fully lived life of faith and love.

What are the three things of salvation? ›

“Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do.” – St. Thomas Aquinas, Two Precepts of Charity, 1273. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

Is The Salvation Army a true religion? ›

The Salvation Army is not a religion nor is it a mix of denominations. The Salvation Army stands independently as a denomination of the Christian church alongside other churches, for example, the Anglican, Baptist and Uniting Church.

What is the highest rank in The Salvation Army? ›

The rank of Commissioner in The Salvation Army is the second highest rank attainable by Officers in the organisation, and many of the Army's Territorial Commanders and even the Chief of the Staff hold this rank (the highest rank in The Salvation Army, the rank of General, is by election).

Who is the CEO of the Salvation Army? ›

Based on our data team's research, General Brian Peddle is the The Salvation Army's CEO. The Salvation Army has 28,420 employees, of which 89 are in a leadership position.

Where is the headquarters for the Salvation Army? ›


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