The Salvation Army - Southern California Division
For more than 125 years, The Salvation Army of Southern California has provided services and hope to those in need from San Luis Obispo to Orange County and everywhere in-between. The Salvation Army's history of public service dates back to 1865, over the years it has since evolved into a social service provider of unmatched scope and breadth - delivering assistance to those in need without discrimination.
Internationally, it is an organization with a lineage of public service that dates back to 1865, and has evolved over the decades into a social service provider with an unmatched scope and breadth. The Salvation Army currently has representation in more than 125 countries worldwide, in addition to nearly 8,000 centers of operation across the United States.
Every year, The Salvation Army helps nearly 30 million people in the United States, roughly one person per second. Donations help provide more than 10 million nights of shelter, roughly 58 million meals, and after-school and substance abuse programs. During the holiday season, nearly 4.2 million people rely on The Salvation Army to provide their families with warm meals on Christmas Day or toys for their children. Through The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program, more than 1 million children receive necessities and toys.