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The Salvation Army offered a Legacy of Hope to the nation with the distribution of its national annual report.

“The Salvation Army faces the future boldly, marching into the 21st century with the mission of preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and meeting human needs in his name without discrimination,” wrote Commissioner John Busby, national commander.

“The Army’s legacy of hope is firmly grounded on our mission, on the dedication of Army personnel and on more than 1.7 million volunteers who give of their time tirelessly,” he said.

Donald Fites, national advisory board chairman, in commenting on how the Army maintains its cutting edge relevance even though it is over a century old, stated: “In my opinion it boils down to seven key issues: our clear mission and focus; the way we are organized; the Army’s leadership; our reputation and image; our breadth and depth; the Army’s track record; and our impact on people.”

Each of the nation’s four territories provided pictures and a representative program. The West’s contribution featured the work of the Army at Portland’s Moore Street Corps, led by Captains Doug and Colleen Riley.

The statistical summary revealed exactly how “America’s favorite charity” spent the money it received during the prior fiscal year. This portion of the report indicated that the Army had an income of $1,707 million and expenses of $1,948 million.

For statistical highlights, see The Salvation Army’s National Headquarters web site.


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