Salvation Army

noun

: an international religious and charitable group organized on military lines and founded in 1865 by William Booth for evangelizing and social betterment (as of the poor)

Examples of Salvation Army in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many other charities have held fundraising galas at the country club in the past, such as the Red Cross and Salvation Army. Hannah Hudnall, USA TODAY, 16 Apr. 2024 Donations will go to Solutions for Change, Serving the Enlisted Project (STEP) serving military families and Salvation Army’s Door of Hope. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Apr. 2024 And last year, NBC affiliate KFYR reported that a late nurse's wedding ring was donated in a Salvation Army kettle in North Dakota. David Chiu, Peoplemag, 18 Dec. 2023 While there are no homeless shelters in Miami Beach, the city has contracts for more than 70 beds at various shelters in Miami, including Salvation Army, Miami Rescue Mission, Camillus House and Lotus House. Aaron Leibowitz, Miami Herald, 29 Mar. 2024 The building then held a Salvation Army Thrift Store and a furniture store before the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre bought the property in 2015, according to Kansas City Times and The Star archives. Noelle Alviz-Gransee, Kansas City Star, 9 Feb. 2024 The county has opened tiny homes containing 125 beds in south Sacramento, as well as 10 new beds at an existing Salvation Army shelter. Ariane Lange, Sacramento Bee, 25 Jan. 2024 Giving back was trending this holiday season to judge by the dozens of TikTok creators who went viral for donating gifts to Angel Tree, a Salvation Army program. Rachyl Jones, Fortune, 27 Dec. 2023 The following organizations received funding, according to Sadler: Immanuel Baptist Church ($40,000), United Way of Northwest Arkansas ($25,000), Goodwill ($25,000), Salvation Army ($20,000), Calvary Baptist Church ($20,000) and the Wolfe Street Foundation ($20,000). Joseph Flaherty, arkansasonline.com, 26 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Salvation Army was in 1878

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“Salvation Army.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Salvation%20Army. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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