Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Eliteville, California
Re: The Salvation Army - Help the ones in need - donate in the spirit of Christmas!
They have certainly been around as a relief organization for such a long time, and by all accounts their efforts have transformed lives. They were instrumental in rehabbing alcoholics before "rehab" existed, and they sheltered millions of homeless, etc. They are a religious organization in origin and practice, but I don't think they proselytize much more than 12-Step groups are said to proselytize. Hey, if the money goes to feed, educate and clothe people who are otherwise derelicts, more power to them. I know my local banker volunteers to ring their bell in front of the post office for a few hours during the holiday. Seems to bring out the charitable side of people.