|News Display: Salvation Army Is Founded|
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Description/Abstract: News Display: Salvation Army Is Founded, Wednesday, 7/5
On July 5, 1865 the Salvation Army, first known as the Christian Mission, was 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. It spread throughout the world, including the 1878 establishment of the first United States branch in Pennsylvania. Today the Salvation Army is recognized as a major international charity, with programs and schools in more than 75 countries and funding through many voluntary contributions and sales of donated clothing, furniture, and other materials.
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