National Salvation Army Week

About National Salvation Army Week

Did you know that National Salvation Army Week is always after Mother’s Day? It was declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954 to be the week after Mother’s Day for National Salvation Army Week. This is what President Eisenhower said when he declared this week for The Salvation Army.

Among Americans, The Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted dedication to the cause of human brotherhood. In time of war, the men and women of this organization have brought to those serving their country far from home, friendliness and warm concern. In the quieter days of peace, their work has been a constant reminder to us all that each of us is neighbor and kin to all Americans. Giving freely of themselves, the men and women of The Salvation Army have won the respect of us all.

As we get ready to celebrate National Salvation Army Week, keep checking back to our Website or check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram this week as we show the history of The Salvation Army here in Reno. And if you want to support your Salvation Army then make sure to donate today and help keep your Salvation Army going.

The 1890's

For National Salvation Army Week, we start our week of history with one of the first photos of The Salvation Army of Reno which came to Reno in 1889. This photo is from the 1890s and is a photo of the Brass Band at its time. The Salvation Army is known for music and still today we have music groups here at The Salvation Army of Reno.

The 1950's

In the 1950s our Emergency Disaster Service provided Snacks and Drinks to Service Men who were about to be deployed to go overseas during the Korean War. No matter the situation The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Service will be there to provide for the community.

The 1960's

The 60s Governer Sawyer declared for the state of Nevada, Salvation Army Week. In the picture is Captain Leslie Hood with a poster about the youth programs they provided. Youth has been a big part of The Salvation Army and today it still is.

The 1970's

We start today in the 70s for National Salvation Army Week and in this photo personal from The Salvation Army is handing out gifts to a veteran. One of the many programs today is our Community Cares Ministry where we go out to VAs and Nursing Homes and give support and attention to our Veterans and Senior Citizens.

The 1980's

In 1989, The Salvation Army of Reno celebrated 100 years of being in Reno. On the corner of Sierra and Plaza(where the Eldorado Sits), is the location of where the first Salvation Army building was located. In 1989 a plaque was put at that location to mark the occasion.

The 1990's

We are known for our red kettles and in the 90s was no different and even then we had support from the community for our Red Kettle Campaign. Without your support, The Salvation Army would not be able to do what we do today.

The 2000's

One of the many special events we have here in Reno is the Stuff-A-Bus with KOZZ. Here is a picture from 2001 for Stuff-A-Bus. We want to thank the community for the many years of support through events like Stuff-A-Bus.


The Salvation Army has been in the city of Reno for 130 years. As we look towards the future we ask that you continue to support us. We thank you for your support from the past and look forward to your support in the future. Continue to help us out today and support The Salvation Army of Washoe County.