|News Display: Founding of the Salvation Army|
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Tags: Charity, missionary, Salvation Army
Description/Abstract: On July 5, 1865 the Salvation Army, first known as the Christian Mission, is founded by William Booth, a revivalist preacher, and his wife Catherine in the East End of London. The organization aimed to assist the destitute, providing everything from soup kitchens and lodging to spiritual guidance. Today the Salvation Army is recognized as a major international charity, with programs in more than 75 countries.
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