90-23 161st St.
Jamaica, NY 11432
Nature and Purpose of Agency
History of Salvation Army:
In 1865, William Booth, an ordained Methodist minister, aided by
his wife Catherine, formed an evangelical group dedicated to
preaching among the “unchurched” people living in the midst of
appalling poverty in London’s East End. Booth’s ministry recognized
the interdependence of material, emotional and spiritual needs. In
addition to preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, Booth became
involved in the feeding and shelter of the hungry and homeless and
in rehabilitation of alcoholics.
Booth and his followers, originally known as The Christian Mission,
became The Salvation Army in 1878, when that organization evolved
on a quasi-military pattern. Booth became “the General” and
officers’ ranks were given to his ministers.
The Salvation Amy has functioned successfully within that unusual
structure for more than a century. As of 2005, its outreach has
been expanded to include more than 100 countries, and the Gospel is
preached by its officers in more than 160 languages.
Tasks Available for Students
Feed the homeless/soup kitchen.
Soup kitchen: Monday through Wednesday serves food 12pm –
1pm. Volunteers can work from 9am to 2pm.
Food Pantry: Thursday 9am – 12pm
Head South on Utopia Pkwy towards 80th Rd. Make a slight
right onto Homelawn St. Make a slight right onto 169th
St. Make a right onto Jamaica Ave. Make a right onto
Q30 - Utopia & Horace Harding - Direction: Jamaica LIRR Station
Sutphin Bl Arrive JAMAICA AV at 162 ST. Walk to 89-23 161st