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May 15-21, 2017
In 1954, the U.S. Congress approved a joint resolution for President Dwight D. Eisenhower to proclaim a week to recognize the humanitarian efforts of The Salvation Army. Today, The Salvation Army serves more than 25 million Americans, in His name, without discrimination.
Among Americans, The Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted dedication to the cause of human brotherhood... Giving freely of themselves, the men and women of The Salvation Army have won the respect of us all.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
43.1 million Americans live in poverty. Almost 15 million of those are children.
Six out of 10 Americans don't have enough savings to cover a $500 emergency.
Approximately half of Americans live paycheck to paycheck.
11 million Americans spend half their income on rent. About 21.3 million are spending 30 percent or more of their paycheck to cover rent—a record high.
The price of basic food items, such as eggs, meat, and bread, has increased by 40 percent over the past few years despite low inflation.
The Salvation Army is one of the oldest and largest health and human service organizations, with more than 3.2 million volunteers, a presence in every zip code, and 7,551 centers of operation in the United States.