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The Salvation Army Home Service Fund

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THE SALVATION ARMY HOME SERVICE FUND
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The Salvation Army is a well-known Christian church charitable organization established on July 02, 1865. Their primary purpose is to preach the Gospel and help the poor, the helpless, and the homeless. The organization offers food, shelter, night lodging, nurseries, rescue homes and maternity hospitals, and many more charitable services. In present day, they are most recognizable for thrift stores and Santa Claus bell ringers with red buckets.

The Salvation Army Home Service Fund was launched in the United States in 1919 to raise thirteen million dollars to continue its work. The Fund's purpose was to change the way of raising money on the streets to making personal requests in every city and town.

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New York Times; May 19, 1919. 

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