The Salvation Army

Organization Description: 

Hours of Operation:
Main Office - Monday - Friday8:00am - 4:30pm
After School Program - Monday through Friday 3:00pm - 5:30 pm
Thrift Store- Monday - Saturday - 9:00 - 4:30
The Population that we serve is all of Kerr County

Brief History of The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army began in 1865 when William Booth, a London minister, gave up the comfort of his pulpit and decided to take his message into the streets where it would reach the poor, the homeless, the hungry and the destitute.

His original aim was to send converts to established churches of the day, but soon he realized that the poor did not feel comfortable or welcome in the pews of most of the churches and chapels of Victorian England. Regular churchgoers were appalled when these shabbily dressed, unwashed people came to join them in worship.

Volunteer Opportunities:
After School Program - Help children in the after school program with homework

Social Service Intake - Helping people fill out the application process and make appointments for them.

Social Service Case Volunteer Case Manager - Helping the Social Service Director with cases

Financial Trainer for Men in Recovery - Teaching men in the Reconnect Program about budgeting

Mentors for Men in Recovery - Helping men in the reconnect program before they leave the program and after leaving the program so they have a support system.

Directions to our Main Office
If you are coming from Main Street, take a right onto Hays St right after Radio Shack and follow Hays all the way to the end and you will end up in our parking lot.

Coming from Junction Highway take a left right after HEB onto Hays and follow it all the way to the end and you will end up in our parking lot.

Coming from Sidney Baker North, take a right onto Main St then a right onto Hays right after Radio Shack and follow it all the way to the end and you will end up in our parking lot

Coming from Sidney Baker South, take a left onto Main St then right onto Hays and take Hays all the way to the end and you will end up in our parking lot.

Organizational Email:
855 Hays
Kerrville, TX 78028
Mission Statement: 

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

The Salvation Army is a mainstream Protestant church. Its beliefs are based entirely on the Bible.

There is nothing unusual about the doctrines held by members of the Salvation Army - they are much the same as those of other evangelical protestant groups.

What is different is the passion with which Salvationists hold these beliefs, and the way it fills them with a desire to fight the evils of the world and save other people from sin and damnation.

Salvationists hold their beliefs with "infectious joy". They "glorify their Lord by living as rejoicing Christians. The world has gloom and sadness enough of its own. The joy of the Lord is the strength of the Army spirit."

Salvationists don't retire to the quiet of a religious community to keep themselves pure; they plunge joyously into a sinful world to bring freedom to those in chains.

The Army describes itself like this:

The Salvation Army is a fellowship of people who have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour and Lord and whose common aim is to induce others to subject themselves to the lordship of Christ.

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