The Salvation Army has been supporting those in need in the United States for 135 years and Central Arkansas since 1896. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a broad array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. Of every dollar received, 82 cents is used in direct services; in Central Arkansas our meager budget of just over $2 million impacted the lives of over 14,000 separate individuals last year.
Even though The Salvation Army is known as the largest social services organization in the world, each Corps stands as an independent unit. This means that each Corps is responsible for determining how to best care for the needs of the community we serve as well as raising the necessary funds for those efforts. The funds committed locally stay in the community except for only a small percentage that goes to cover the costs of support and oversight services. Please make a donation to support our local programs.
Currently, The Salvation Army’s programs for Central Arkansas include the following: