Now Available: 2011 Online Annual Report
This verse from Ecclesiastes rings true when we reflect back on the challenges and blessings of this last year. We’re reminded – as both an organization and as individuals – of our God-given purpose to serve others during this temporal life, no matter the struggles that are set before us.
We’re proud to report that, guided by God’s love and your compassion and support, The Salvation Army served 30 million Americans in 2010!
Our time to fight is always the present. The recession has created a higher demand for food services and a decline in charitable donations. Food shortages were the result, but we were still able to serve 64 million meals in 2010.
Here are some additional numbers:
5: The number of completed and opened Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers this last year – there are now 17 completed centers throughout the country!
7,675: The number of operating Salvation Army units nationwide.
$1.82 billion: Total public support – an increase from $1.66 billion last year.
$3.24 billion: The amount we spent serving people – an increase from $3.12 billion last year.
82 cents: …of every spent dollar went towards Salvation Army program services.
In addition, the report includes examples of The Salvation Army’s expanded efforts in the fight against human trafficking.
Visit our program page to learn about the many ways The Salvation Army serves those in need.
Stay tuned for the Online Video!