Best Photos of 2015

The new year is a great time to reflect on the previous year and make a new start.  As we begin this first week in 2016 we wanted to take a moment and share some of our favorite photos of The Salvation Army’s work from the past year.

We are truly blessed for your generous support and for every dollar donated to our Red Kettles this Christmas season and for the millions of volunteers we see every year who make our work possible. Your donations are crucial in fulfilling The Salvation Army’s mission to Do The Most Good.

Hope you enjoy a look at our work in 2015. Happy New Year!

A young girl reads aloud to her tutor, a Salvation Army solider. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory.

A young girl reads aloud to her tutor, a Salvation Army solider. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory.

Annual memorial at Cypress Lawn to honor Salvationists promoted to glory. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory.

Annual memorial at Cypress Lawn to honor Salvationists promoted to glory. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory.

Young officer hands a man a cup of coffee from a Salvation Army canteen. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory.

Young officer hands a man a cup of coffee from a Salvation Army canteen. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory.

Man walks along Salvationist gravestones at Cypress Lawn. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory.

Man walks along Salvationist gravestones at Cypress Lawn. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory.

A young girl looks to her tutor (a Salvation Army soldier) for homework help. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory.

A young girl looks to her tutor (a Salvation Army soldier) for homework help. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory.

Two Lieutenants help fire survivors sift through the ashes for family keepsakes. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory.

Two Lieutenants help fire survivors sift through the ashes for family keepsakes. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory.

Officer works alongside a Red Cross volunteer to serve a meal to evacuees in shelter. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory.

Officer works alongside a Red Cross volunteer to serve a meal to evacuees in shelter. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory.

The Salvation Army color guard on field of AT&T Park. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory.

The Salvation Army color guard on field of AT&T Park. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory.

Camp Kroc, Coeur d'Alene. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory.

Camp Kroc, Coeur d’Alene. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory.

Camp Kroc, Coeur d'Alene. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory.

Camp Kroc, Coeur d’Alene. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory.

Woman smiling with cat. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory

Woman smiling with cat. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory

Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory

Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory

Smiling Camper. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory.

Smiling Camper. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory.

Camper smiling at pool. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory

Camper smiling at pool. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory

Man shopping at a Family Store. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory

Man shopping at Man shopping at a Family Store. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory

Family Portrait. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory

Family Portrait. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory

Camper at Sierra del Mar's Pine Summit Camp. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory

Camper at Sierra del Mar’s Pine Summit Camp. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Western Territory

The Territorial Music Secretary conducts at the USA Southern Commissioning in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Southern Territory

The Territorial Music Secretary conducts at the USA Southern Commissioning in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Southern Territory.

A cadet sings at the USA Southern Commissioning in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Southern Territory

A cadet sings at the USA Southern Commissioning in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Southern Territory.

A junior soldier and children gather to perform at the USA South Commissioning in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Southern Territory.

A junior soldier and children gather to perform at the USA South Commissioning in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Southern Territory.

A class of GED students gather at the Kroc Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The Salvation Army Southern Territory.

A class of GED students gather at the Kroc Center in Atlanta, Georgia.  Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Southern Territory.

A group of children gather for story time at the Kroc Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The Salvation Army Southern Territory.

A group of children gather for story time at the Kroc Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Southern Territory.

A young boy holds a trumpet at the Kroc Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Southern Territory.

A young boy holds a trumpet at the Kroc Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Southern Territory.

A group of firemen gather at an Emergency Disaster Services Canteen. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Southern Territory.

A group of firemen gather at an Emergency Disaster Services Canteen. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Southern Territory.

A family of newly commissioned lieutenants and their family receive their first appointments at the USA Southern Territory Commissioning in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Southern Territory.

A family of newly commissioned lieutenants and their family receive their first appointments at the USA Southern Territory Commissioning in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Southern Territory.

Officers and cadets gather for the altar call during the Evangeline Booth College 730 Weekend. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Southern Territory.

Officers and cadets gather for the altar call during the Evangeline Booth College 730 Weekend. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Southern Territory.

Donut Girl serves appetizers at the Atlanta Area Command Luncheon, located at the Georgia Aquarium. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Southern Territory.

Donut Girl serves appetizers at the Atlanta Area Command Luncheon, located at the Georgia Aquarium. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Southern Territory.

Five year old participant in the Rockford (IL) Temple Corps Community Center's Santa Lucia Pageant awaits her cue to enter. The pageant is part of a multicultural Christmas service which is held in English, French (DRC), Hmong, Swedish and Spanish each year. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

Five year old participant in the Rockford (IL) Temple Corps Community Center’s Santa Lucia Pageant awaits her cue to enter. The pageant is part of a multicultural Christmas service which is held in English, French (DRC), Hmong, Swedish and Spanish each year. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

Participants in the Rockford (IL) Temple Corps Community Center's Santa Lucia Pageant await their cue to enter. The pageant is part of a multicultural Christmas service which is held in English, French (DRC), Hmong, Swedish and Spanish each year. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

Participants in the Rockford (IL) Temple Corps Community Center’s Santa Lucia Pageant await their cue to enter. The pageant is part of a multicultural Christmas service which is held in English, French (DRC), Hmong, Swedish and Spanish each year. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

Portrait of a resident of Booth Manor, a 21-story senior housing facility in Minneapolis, Minn. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

Portrait of a resident of Booth Manor, a 21-story senior housing facility in Minneapolis, Minn. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

Portrait of a resident of Booth Manor, a 21-story senior housing facility in Minneapolis, Minn. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

Portrait of a resident of Booth Manor, a 21-story senior housing facility in Minneapolis, Minn. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

 

A free hot lunch is served at The Salvation Army in Duluth, Minn. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

A free hot lunch is served at The Salvation Army in Duluth, Minn. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

A girl has fun at a computer at the after-school program of the Parkview Salvation Army in Minneapolis, Minn. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

A girl has fun at a computer at the after-school program of the Parkview Salvation Army in Minneapolis, Minn. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

Portrait of a shelter guest at the Harbor Light Shelter in Minneapolis. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

Portrait of a shelter guest at the Harbor Light Shelter in Minneapolis. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

The Lowry Avenue bridge in Minneapolis was lit red on Saturday, Nov. 21 in honor of the Twin Cities Salvation Army’s kettle kickoff event. The Salvation Army Central Territory.

The Lowry Avenue bridge in Minneapolis was lit red on Saturday, Nov. 21 in honor of the Twin Cities Salvation Army’s kettle kickoff event. The Salvation Army Central Territory.

 

Youth volunteers ring bells to help other children have a happier Christmas, outside the Cub Foods in Eagan, Minn. The Salvation Army Central Territory.

Youth volunteers ring bells to help other children have a happier Christmas, outside the Cub Foods in Eagan, Minn. The Salvation Army Central Territory.

Portrait of Captain Joshua Stansbury, co-leader of The Salvation Army in Williston, N.D. The Salvation Army Central Territory.

Portrait of Captain Joshua Stansbury, co-leader of The Salvation Army in Williston, N.D. The Salvation Army Central Territory.

Portrait of Captain Joshua Stansbury, co-leader of The Salvation Army in Williston, N.D. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

Portrait of Captain Joshua Stansbury, co-leader of The Salvation Army in Williston, N.D. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

A man loads donated coats into a van in Coon Rapids, Minn. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

A man loads donated coats into a van in Coon Rapids, Minn. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

A young girl receives a donated coat at the East Lake Street Salvation Army in Minneapolis, Minn. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

A young girl receives a donated coat at the East Lake Street Salvation Army in Minneapolis, Minn. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

A young girl receives a donated coat at the East Lake Street Salvation Army in Minneapolis, Minn. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

A young girl receives a donated coat at the East Lake Street Salvation Army in Minneapolis, Minn. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

Volunteers sort donated clothes at The Salvation Army in Hibbing, Minn. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

Volunteers sort donated clothes at The Salvation Army in Hibbing, Minn. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

A father and his daughter pick out donated food at The Salvation Army in Hibbing, Minn. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

A father and his daughter pick out donated food at The Salvation Army in Hibbing, Minn. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

Volunteers roll meatballs for an Italian dinner served at The Salvation Army in Virginia, Minn. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

Volunteers roll meatballs for an Italian dinner served at The Salvation Army in Virginia, Minn. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

 

Kids board a new bus, purchased by an anonymous donor, at the Eastside Salvation Army in St. Paul, Minn. The Salvation Army Central Territory.

Kids board a new bus, purchased by an anonymous donor, at the Eastside Salvation Army in St. Paul, Minn. The Salvation Army Central Territory.

A man plunges off a University of Minnesota high dive during The MOST Amazing Race of the Twin Cities Salvation Army. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

A man plunges off a University of Minnesota high dive during The MOST Amazing Race of the Twin Cities Salvation Army. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

A man plunges off a University of Minnesota high dive during The MOST Amazing Race of the Twin Cities Salvation Army. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

A man plunges off a University of Minnesota high dive during The MOST Amazing Race of the Twin Cities Salvation Army. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

Photo illustration showing how kettle donations become energy assistance. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

Photo illustration showing how kettle donations become energy assistance. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Central Territory.

Youth on Slide. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Eastern Territory.

Youth on Slide. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Eastern Territory.

Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Eastern Territory.

Serving a meal. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Eastern Territory.

Kids and Officer. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Eastern Territory.

Kids and Officer. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Eastern Territory.

Red Kettle. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Eastern Territory.

Red Kettle. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Eastern Territory.

Kids at camp. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Eastern Territory.

Kids at camp. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Eastern Territory.

Firefighters at mobile canteen. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Eastern Territory.

Firefighters at mobile canteen. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Eastern Territory.

Christmas band. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Eastern Territory.

Christmas band. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Eastern Territory.

Boys at camp. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Eastern Territory.

Boys at camp. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Eastern Territory.

Kids at camp. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Eastern Territory.

Kids at camp. Photo Credit: The Salvation Army Eastern Territory.