The week-long celebration will honor volunteers, donors, and community partners.


This week celebrates National Salvation Army Week, running from May 13th through May 19th. National Salvation Army Week is observed in the second full week of May and was first nationally proclaimed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954. In the U.S.

President Eisenhower was noted for declaring,

“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.”

In Utica, The Salvation Army will celebrate National Salvation Army Week by visiting and thanking community partners, volunteers and donors who come alongside The Salvation to help those in need in the community.

On Wednesday, Captain Kelly Ross of The Salvation Army visited the Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce and presented Chamber Executive Director Kari Puleo with a special Thank You gift created by some of the children who take part in The Salvation Army of Utica’s youth programming.