Salvation Army National Headquarters

In 1865, William Booth, an ordained Methodist minister, aided by his wife Catherine, formed an evangelical group dedicated to preaching among the “unchurched” people living in the midst of appalling poverty in London’s East End. Booth’s ministry recognized the interdependence of material, emotional and spiritual needs. In addition to preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, Booth became involved in the feeding and shelter of the hungry and homeless and in rehabilitation of alcoholics.

Booth and his followers, originally known as The Christian Mission, became The Salvation Army in 1878, when that organization evolved on a quasi-military pattern. Booth became “the General” and officers’ ranks were given to his ministers.

The Salvation Amy has functioned successfully within that unusual structure for more than a century. As of 2005, its outreach has been expanded to include more than 100 countries, and the Gospel is preached by its officers in more than 160 languages.


Patrick Gerrity

Friday, June 8, 2018
I recently had a donation of an oak hutch (see pic) and two other solid wood pieces declined by a pick up crew dispatched from the Newark NJ office. The reason given was "unable to accept compressed wood". I reported the disconnect to an SA dispatcher who explained that they don't actually need that type furniture. When I asked why that isn't made clear on the site, he explained that the local office does not have that level of control. I'm in the process of moving and now have a fire drill to find an alternative after waiting month for that pick up, which included a cancellation due to lack of drivers. I think The Salvation Army can do much better.

Karl Green

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
was in the nashua nh store today sign over records says 99 cents when i got to the line to pay the manger ripped down the sign and said they are more i also was buying more things and she refused to make change for 100 because i called her out on the sign

Pat Barrow

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
I call the headquarters and they do not answer the phone. Recording states they are CLOSED! at 12pm ?? Complaint, went to the HEMPSTEAD, NY FULTON AVE. STORE Location with a friend on a Tuesday. Only to find that they have 1/2 price off on Wednesdays. I returned on Wednesday. The experience was explosive from the Manager , Spanish, Cashier, spanish, in fact I noted that all the employees are spanish! I noted employees stealing from the store and with the managers knowledge. My friend found a jacket she liked but it has no price. The manager told her she could not sell it. However, I noted when a spanish person asked the same question she priced the item. More then that! the Jacket disappeared.! For me , there was a debate on the price of the cheap jewelry and a few bric a brak items. Jewelry ran about 50 cents to $2 . It was obvious which Items were 50 cents. Some items did not have a tag on it. I asked the manager what the cost was while at the register ready to check out. She refuse to price the cheap items and when I debated with her she claims that it was out of her power to price the items? The cashier then involved herself in the conversation in a rude manner. Telling me to hurry up! etc. Meanwhile the manger is speaking to me in a very combative condescending manner., rude and loud. At some point when I told her she was no manger, had no class, rude, and ignorant the cashier and the manager began speaking in spanish laughing. Of course that was at me. Meanwhile the line is held up. I told the manger I would report her for her behavior and I believe they discriminate against non spanish people in their hiring practice.. I then gave the cashier my credit card, in which she returned to me by placing it on the counter. I demanded that she pick it up and put it in my hand as I gave it to her. She yelled out OH GOd! and started speaking in spanish again.Yes the line was held up until she put the card back in my hand. .It is obvious you fail to monitor your employees, who are rude, OBNOXIOUS, have no class and are uneducated like the one you placed as a manager. You allow them to steal and there is no accountability. I have to say I am not too surprised as it was the salvation army who also stole funds that were to be sent to Haiti during the earthquake. I demand that someone address this or all hell will continue to break loose in that store for I am now on a mission and will file legal complaints again this organization if you do not address this corrupt store full of thieve and ignorant managers. I do not tolerate disrespect and this will be my shout out to the community !!

Jamaica Peralta

Friday, Dec. 16, 2016
A great place to work.

Ginette Thomas

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017
Salvation Army IS A Very Helpful