What year did the Salvation Army start delivering "goody bags" to U.S. jails and prisons?
#106089. Asked by gymkarter. (Jun 04 09 1:59 PM)
It looks to me, through these two links, that the Salvation Army has always brought "goody bags to jails and prisons," wherever they go, and they go pretty far around the world, without limit to just the UK and the US.|
The Army (often called "the Sally Army" so I will too now) was founded in 1865 in London by William and Catherine Booth, "later joined by El Karna Clarkson...evangelistic... (and 'helping others with a motive' is evangelistic, as far as I've learned through years of curiosity)..."
Here is a link directly to their web site http://www.salvationist.org and also a link to them at Wiki, if you need it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvation_Army , where I first found the link to their site, then looked around to see what they call it: "Salvationist.org."
I looked at their "Mission" statement, often a good source of 'why and when' but it's very brief:
"..our mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to be motivated to meet human needs in His name without discrimination."
There is a lot more to read under "our work" found at the top of that page; lots more.
To answer your question briefly, just look at the mission statement for knowledge that this "army...quasi-military..." has been helping the helpless since they put together their mission statement, another thing evangelistic folks do and this group seems to do it well, wherever they are.
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