Fighting for the Overlooked

For those struggling to make ends meet, The Salvation Army provided 7,154,977 welfare orders and/or cash grants in 2017.We provided 7,154,977 welfare orders and/or cash grants in 2017.

The Salvation Army
operates 3,042
service extension units
across the country

An analysis of The Salvation Army’s Human Needs Index, conducted last year by Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, revealed that persistent pockets of poverty across the rural United States might be underestimated by government poverty data. The Salvation Army’s Service Extension program is a unique approach to serving rural populations outside of established cities and towns. These service units are primarily powered by volunteers in nearby communities, often members of law enforcement or local churches and community organizations. Active through 3,042 locations across the country, service units offer assistance to people experiencing unforeseen crises ranging from an emergency need for food or transportation to temporary shelter.

In many overlooked regions throughout the United States, The Salvation Army is the sole provider of emergency housing and food assistance.In many overlooked regions, we are the sole provider of emergency housing and food assistance.
The Salvation Army’s Service Extension Program serves rural populations experiencing poverty-related needs.Our Service Extension Program serves rural areas experiencing poverty-related needs.