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Join The Salvation Army in celebrating the volunteers and donors making a difference!


Des Moines, Iowa (May 10, 2024) – In 1954, the week of November 28-December 4 (now recognized in May) was declared by the United States Congress and proclaimed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to be the first National Salvation Army Week, as a reminder to Americans to give freely of themselves. In his speech, President Eisenhower said:

“Among Americans, The Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted dedication to the cause of human brotherhood. In time 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.”

In the 70 years since, we have continued to do the most good for local communities and broadened our services to those that couldn’t be conceived in ’54.

Next week is National Salvation Army Week! Join them in recognizing the incredible contributions of volunteers, donors, and partners as they continue to serve those in need across the country. Next week, you can celebrate with them by  volunteering, donating or visiting one of two open house events in Clive and Des Moines to learn more about what The Salvation Army is doing in our community and how to get involved.

Be the difference for a neighbor in need.

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For more information, contact Tamyra Harrison by calling 515-282-3599 or email


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