The Salvation Army was founded in London in 1865. Since then it has grown into a global charitable organization, currently serving in 130 countries through its friendly donation drop off points and more. The American arm of this Protestant Christian evangelical organization provides a number of essential services to the underserved sectors of the United States.
These services include homeless shelters, food pantries, sanctuaries for victims of human trafficking and domestic abuse, support for the LGBTQ+ community, poverty alleviation programs, education programs, alcohol, and drug rehab services, and spiritual counseling.
On top of all those causes, they are one of the leading platforms helping US residents to sponsor children in need who are living overseas.
Financial donations are more than welcome to the Salvation Army, but they also accept secondhand goods as donations. Items including clothing, houseware, home appliances, furniture, and others. Vehicle donations are also welcome.