You've heard the ringing of Salvation Army bells during the Christmas season. It serves as a reminder for the great needs that so many people face during this time of the year and the work that The Salvation Army does to comfort those who find themselves in difficult situations. We help to spread joy during what should be a very joyful time of the year.
While that is an important part of our identity, The Salvation Army is so much more than bellringers!
The Salvation Army of Lubbock has been serving the community since 1922. We focus on providing for the physical, mental, social, and spiritual needs of the people of Lubbock and surrounding communities. Our motto is "Heart to God, Hand to Man."
Mission Statement of The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Giving Hope in 2011
The Salvation Army of Lubbock has several programs designed to meet human needs. In 2011,The Salvation Army of Lubbock provided:
• 75,101 meals
• 14,235 nights of lodging
• 9,132 articles of clothing
• 2,768 food vouchers
• 570 instances of rental, medical, and utility assistance
In total, The Salvation Army provided 17,241 men, women, and families with assistance in 2011.
Read our full 2011 Annual report here.
Who is The Salvation Army?
The Lubbock Command is headed by an "Officer" of The Salvation Army - individuals or couples who have accepted positions of full-time ministry with The Salvation Army. Officers are responsible for leading a force of local volunteers, employees, and soldiers (those who choose The Salvation Army as their home church and commit to regular worship and service).
So, while you can expect to see us around the community in full force during the holidays, it may surprise where else you may run into a "Salvationist." We're commited to helping in so many aspects of community life and to "Doing the Most Good" with the resources that you entrust us with.
Thanks for your support of The Salvation Army in Lubbock,
across the United States and around the world!