Salvation Army of Danville kicks off National Salvation Army Week

Published 4:15 pm Monday, May 13, 2024

The Salvation Army of Danville is thrilled to kick off National Salvation Army Week on Monday, May 13. This week-long celebration, May 13-19, highlights the organization’s history, services, and impact in the community, and provides an opportunity to thank volunteers, donors, and other stakeholders who support us throughout the year.

National Salvation Army Week has been observed annually since 1954, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared the first National Salvation Army Week. In his proclamation, President Eisenhower recognized the important role that The Salvation Army plays in our nation and called on all Americans to support the organization’s mission of helping those in need.

“Among Americans, The Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted dedication to the cause of human brotherhood. In times of war, the men and women of this organization have brought to those serving their country far from home, friendliness and warm concern. In the quieter days of peace, their work has been a constant reminder to us all that each of us is neighbor and kin to all Americans. Giving freely of themselves, the men and women of The Salvation Army have won the respect of us all,” said President Eisenhower in his 1954 proclamation.

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The Salvation Army of Danville is proud to be a part of this great organization, and we are committed to making a difference in our community. Over the past year, we have served 1,456 individuals and families through our programs and services. Our emergency financial assistance program provided relief to 659 people. We also provided 5,750 Christmas toys and gifts to children in need through our Angel Tree program.

“We are excited to kick off National Salvation Army Week and celebrate the organization’s rich history, services, and impact in our community,” said Lieutenant Judah Irvin, of the local Salvation Army unit in Danville. “We want to thank our volunteers, donors, and stakeholders for their support throughout the year. Without them, we would not be able to serve those in need and make a difference in our community.”

During National Salvation Army Week, The Salvation Army of Danville will host a series of events and activities to celebrate the organization’s work and mission, including their Annual Dinner event on Monday, May 13, at 6:00 pm, at their facility located at 519 S 4th St in Danville. This special event celebrates our impactful work and honors the dedicated donors, supporters, and volunteers who make our successes possible. Attendees will enjoy a meal, hear inspiring stories from some of our youth program participants, and hear a keynote address by meteorologist Bill Meck of LEX18. We invite the community to join us and learn more about the services we provide and how they can get involved. To attend, please RSVP by calling (859) 236-4473.

For more information about National Salvation Army Week and The Salvation Army of Danville, please visit our website at or contact us at (859) 236-4473.