The Booths/Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Red Kettle has long been a symbol of the message. But when William Booth, a British Methodist preacher, and his wife, Catherine, took the message of the Bible to the streets of London in 1865, he was ostracized by the church for wanting to include the outcasts of society.
Starting with ten workers, the Booths founded “The Christian Mission.” But as William read an annual report of the church that referred to a volunteer army, he penned in, “Salvation” Army. As they say, “the rest is history!” Today, the Salvation Army remaining true to its biblical inspiration, serves the poor in cities around the world in hospitals, Armed Forces centers, community centers, and homeless shelters--with over a million "soldiers" worldwide. Engage with the message of the Bible—in its continuing impact and influence!

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