National Salvation Army Week in the Midlands – May 18-24

May 21, 2020

The Salvation Army of the Midlands is celebrating National Salvation Army Week, Monday, May 18 – Sunday, May 24. National Salvation Army Week is observed annually in May and was first declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954.

In his speech, President Eisenhower noted,

“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.”

The Salvation Army of the Midlands will host several outreach events to celebrate the heroes in our community, to honor those that support The Salvation Army of the Midlands and to serve those in our community most in need!

Schedule of Events:

Monday, May 18:
Media Day…The Salvation Army of the Midlands will visit local media partners to say ‘thank you’ for telling the Salvation Army story year-round.

Tuesday, May 19:
Feeding Our Heroes… The Salvation Army of the Midlands will serve food and drink to the staff at Prisma Health. Prisma Health plays a vital role in our community. The Salvation Army wants to thank the staff for serving on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prisma Health employees volunteer throughout the year with The Salvation Army of the Midlands. Volunteers help us in “Doing The Most Good” changing lives, uplifting families and supporting our community.

Salvation Army of the Midlands will present a ‘Doing The Most Good’ award to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine for helping out tremendously by serving meals to homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, May 20:
Day of Prayer… commanding officers of The Salvation Army of the Midlands, Major Henry Morris and Major Benita Morris, will lead prayer throughout the day via FaceBook Live. Prayers will be focused on healing of nation, state and our community during this time.

Thursday, May 21:
Feeding Our Heroes… The Salvation Army of the Midlands will serve food and drink to the City of Columbia and Richland County Departments of Emergency Management. The Salvation Army works closely with emergency management officials during times of disaster. The Salvation Army wants to honor the efforts by the departments during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Friday, May 22:
Feeding Our Children… The Salvation Army of the Midlands will serve food and drink in a local neighborhood experiencing food insecurity. The Salvation Army will also distribute books and treats and help bring outdoor fun for children that have been home bound while school as been closed due to COVID-19.

Sunday, May 24:
Feeding Our Soul…commanding officer Major Henry Morris will lead a drive-in church service at 10am at The Salvation Army Center for Worship and Service (3024 Farrow Road) or join the service on FaceBook Live.


About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army annually helps nearly 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit #DoingTheMostGood