The Salvation Army

About The Salvation Army

Mission:"The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination."

The Salvation Army began in the 19th Century after evangelist William Booth began offering Christian based services to the less fortunate. Today, The Salvation Army helps more than 35 million people each year. The Salvation Army offers programs that range from adult rehabilitation to disaster relief and summer youth camps.

About the Kroc Center: The Omaha Kroc Center, located on 28th and Y Streets, is set to open November 2009. The facility is over 122,000 sq. ft. and houses 178 rooms including an aquatic center, fitness center, multiple classrooms, prayer chapel, game room, full service kitchen and much more. For more information on volunteering or becoming a member visit or call (402) 933-5490.

To volunteer or to donate contact: Volunteer and Special Events coordinator at (402) 898-6000

Giving Opportunities:

  • Gift planning • 1-800-274-0628

  • click on red shield to donate

  • Salvation Army thrift stores (402) 342-4135

  • Donate in-kind items non perishable food, school supplies, personal hygiene items, fans.

  • Remember 83 cents of every dollar goes directly to help people.

  • Give to the Red Kettles Nov.6–Dec. 24

  • Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Bell ringing 36 hour bell ringing marathon December 11th and 12th

  • Winter Night Watch food and clothing distribution

  • Collection and distribution of toys for our Christmas Toyland

  • Phone bank volunteers for the Adopt-A-Family program

  • Food Pantry staff

  • Variety of volunteer opportunities at the new Omaha Kroc Center–
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