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In 1954, the U.S. Congress approved a joint resolution for President Dwight D. Eisenhower to proclaim a week to recognize the humanitarian efforts of The Salvation Army, one of the nation’s largest and oldest faith-based health and human service providers. Today, with the help of more than 3.2 million volunteers, The Salvation Army serves more than 25 million Americans every year. With a presence in every zip code across the country, The Salvation Army uniquely understands the demands facing Americans in need.

In Collier County, The Salvation Army helps people with several different services including rent and mortgage payment assistance, two food pantries, affordable child care, and assistance with energy bills. Each year, thousands of people receive support, thanks to generous donors, volunteers, and corporate partners.

“Despite living in paradise, there are many in Collier County that live in a cycle of poverty and despair,” said Major Dan Proctor. “We encourage people during National Salvation Army Week to learn a little to help a lot in our local community.”

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Take The Salvation Army Quiz here. http://bit.ly/tsawkquiz