We’re on a mission. It’s a mission simply stated: “Doing the most good.” At The Salvation Army, we’re devoted to helping people and communities in crisis, and meeting human needs in God’s name, without discrimination. At times, it can seem to be a mission impossible.
Neighborhoods beset by violence and crime. Families torn apart by drug and alcohol addiction or by economic hardship. People suffering from clinical depression and emotional and spiritual angst. Children living with hunger, neglect or abuse. These problems are the toughest of the tough; they may seem insurmountable and impossible to overcome, but at The Salvation Army, we work in the light of the Lord, and with a support system of committed donors, partners, friends and volunteers. Impossible is not a word that’s in our vocabulary.
It is you, our selfless donors, partners, friends and volunteers, who make our mission of "doing the most good" possible.
In Chicago’s West Pullman neighborhood, The Salvation Army’s new Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is providing a safe haven for children, families and seniors and alternatives to gang activity and crime. During the 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago, we were entrusted by the City to be the major provider of field support for first responders, security and law enforcement. In Blue Island, our innovative aeroponic rooftop garden supplies healthy produce to help seniors become better nourished and healthier. With our PROMISE and STOP-IT programs, we’re working to combat and prevent the heinous crime of the commercial sexual exploitation of children and provide care for victims.
Through these and many other initiatives, The Salvation Army, with the help of our partners, continues to bring the Lord’s solace and comfort to those in need, and to help individuals and communities deal with temporal and spiritual crises that may seem impossible to overcome – relying on innovation, teamwork and partnerships when resources are scarce.
As this report shows, with your generous support and the help of our Lord, you make our mission possible.