The Salvation Army
Ethics and Social Responsibilities
17 June 2013
Professor Ward Scheitrum
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army’s duty to the community stems back in history. In, 1852, William Booth started his ministerial profession, desiring to win over the hearts and minds of England and bring them to Christ. He would walk the streets of London as an advocate for the gospel of Jesus Christ and would primarily focus his messages to the needy. He disagreed with the ideas of the stance that the churches of London took. He decided to take his idea to the people, instead of fighting the church. His commitment led to the disagreement with the ...view middle of the document...
Browsing the internet, there’s an informative report by Tom Kovach. Mr. Kovach stated, “The Salvation Army takes tremendous pride in serving clients because we stress the importance of our fiduciary role. Eighty two cents of each dollar contributed is spent for programs and services”. A great percentage of those dollars will go to programs and services, that plays a vital role in any community. “It is hard to list everything that The Salvation Army does since it does everything from feeding starving children and families through recovery from natural disasters, and more.
They battle against poverty, addiction and homelessness. They are a kind face to comfort the sick and elderly, a wise spirit to support the education of all ages, and a giving heart to address need wherever it occurs” (SalvationArmy.org, 2012). In 1878, The Salvation Army first arrived in the United States and was initially located in Pennsylvania. As the Great Depression hit in the united states, the salvation army served as being one of the greatest nonprofit organizations to aid in food, clothing, and shelter for those who were in need throughout all of America. “Today, the Salvation Army still operates in more than 75 countries around the globe.
Including more added hospitals, donation centers, disaster services, rehabilitation centers, community centers, and thousands of voluntary contributions centers not only in America but throughout the world” (History.com, 2012). The Salvation Army prides in providing millions of families that are less fortunate with essentials that everyday middle class families take for granted. In addition, this action allows middle class people within their own community to open their hearts and give what they can, be little or nothing; would create a gigantic difference to those who are less fortunate. Throughout the centuries, the Salvation Army continues to a successful organization because they have the ability to provide a helping hand to everyone that is in need.
The Salvation Army creates a gateway to wholehearted people who desire to help others less fortunate. The Salvation Army through the numerous charity outreach programs currently underway embodies the meaning of a social initiative. The organization’s sole driving mission is humanitarian aid in almost every part of the world. The Salvation Army is constantly providing social services on a massive scale. As an example, they provide housing, emergency shelters, healthcare for the sick, elderly and those in need. They provide health planning services, employment services as well as training for employment. All of this combined is just a small part of their overall efforts when giving immediate aid during crisis and natural disasters.
This is just a glimpse into the whole organization’s efforts currently ongoing. Another large social initiative the Salvation Army has taken on is the fight against human trafficking through programs like the Initiative Against Sexual Trafficking or...