Events Online Red Kettle 2009

Online Red Kettle 2009: Launch

I have decided to hold a campaign to raise money this holiday season for The Salvation Army.  Each Sunday I will post an update on the progress of the campaign, and give a little information about The Salvation Army.  The initial goal is $150, but I believe that can easily be reached and raised.  If every reader of ModernGraham gives just $1, we can help make a difference!

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From The Salvation Army’s international website, here is an overview of the organization:

The Salvation Army is an integral part of the Christian Church, although distinctive in government and practice. The Army’s doctrine follows the mainstream of Christian belief and its articles of faith emphasise God’s saving purposes. Its objects are ‘the advancement of the Christian religion… of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole.’*

The movement, founded in 1865 by William Booth, has spread from London, England, to many parts of the world.

Raised to evangelise, the Army spontaneously embarked on schemes for the social betterment of the poor. Such concerns have since developed, wherever the Army operates, in practical, skilled and cost-effective ways. Evolving social services meet endemic needs and specific crises worldwide. Modern facilities and highly-trained staff are employed.

The need for modern facilities and longer-term development is under continual review. Increasingly the Army’s policy and its indigenous membership allow it to cooperate with international relief agencies and governments alike. The movement’s partnership with both private and public philanthropy will continue to bring comfort to the needy, while the proclamation of God’s redemptive love offers individuals and communities the opportunity to enjoy a better life on earth and a place in Christ’s everlasting Kingdom.

*Salvation Army Act 1980

Please donate to the ModernGraham Online Red Kettle campaign for The Salvation Army as you are able.

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