The Salvation Army Mission

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian
Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission
is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg is working to meet the needs of those in our community who are suffering by extending hope where there is none.

Last year alone The Salvation Army provided:

  • 32,000 hot meals
  • 12,000 nights of lodging
  • More than 6,500 needs of food, clothing and financial assistance was met through our Family Services Program
  • Provided local assistance to disaster survivors from tornados and flooding

along with numerous other services that included national disaster assistance, classes in life skills, youth enrichment programs, camp opportunities for at-risk youth and spiritual development.

The Salvation Army is one of the world’s largest and oldest providers of social services. Originally established in London in 1865, the Army has been helping people for more than 150 years internationally and for more than 130 years in the United States.  

How We Meet Local Needs

Assess the Need
FIRST, we assess the needs of each community in which we serve. We work to understand the obstacles, hardships, and challenges native to the area’s particular population.
Build the Programs
NEXT, we build local programs designed to offer immediate relief, short-term care, and long-term growth in the areas that will best benefit the community.
Invest in the Community
THEN, we offer the local programs to the local community, working to continually optimize their efficacy via spiritual, physical, and emotional service.