Here’s how you can help during the 67th annual National Salvation Army Week in San Antonio

National Salvation Army Week runs May 10-14

Credit: Salvation Army of San Antonio

Are you looking for an opportunity to give back to the community?

This year’s National Salvation Army Week is taking the place of what would normally be the Salvation Army’s annual luncheon, and is expected to serve as the second biggest fundraiser of the year, behind its annual Red Kettle Campaign.

In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared National Salvation Army Week. This May, the Salvation Army will be celebrating its 67th National Salvation Army Week.

On Thursday, May 13, the San Antonio Salvation Army will be holding a phone bank from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Each donation helps ensure the nonprofit can continue on its mission to serve the community. If you would like to make a donation during the phone bank, call 210-598-7921.

Each year, this week serves as an opportunity to celebrate volunteers, donors and program beneficiaries who have enabled Salvation Army to serve in San Antonio and Bexar County for more than 130 years.

Opportunities to support Salvation Army:

  • Donate in May. Your donations help Salvation Army serve the most vulnerable members of our community.
  • Sign up to be a sustaining partner and give monthly -- $20, $50, $100 or $500. A sustaining gift will help provide much-needed support consistently throughout the year.
  • Become a fundraising champion. Start your own fundraising page and set your own goal. Share with friends, family or co-workers to help raise funds for life-changing programs.
  • Have your business become a matching partner. Your donation will be used to match contributions made by other donors. Employers can match employees’ donations and make a big impact on helping others in need.

The Salvation Army has been serving Texas and San Antonio since 1889, more than 130 years, and is the third-oldest nonprofit in San Antonio.

“Support from our community is more critical than ever because the need is greater than ever,” said Major Rob Webb, Area Commander. “In addition to our year-round programs that provide food, shelter and hope to local families in need, many San Antonio families are still struggling in the wake of the pandemic and the recent winter storms. All donations stay local. Support from our community is deeply appreciated.”

How your donations help:

1. Emergency shelters: Donations help provide individuals and families with a safe shelter, hot meals and warm showers.

2. Feed the hungry: Donations help provide hot, nutritious meals that feed men, women and children.

3. Social services: Donations help provide rent, utility, and grocery assistance for families struggling financially.

4. Children’s programs: Donations help after-school fund activities, meals and summer camp for at-risk children.

5. Senior’s programs: Donations offer a lifeline of compassion and interaction with our elderly who are isolated and need help.

To make a donation to the San Antonio Salvation Army, click here.

Need help creating your own fundraising page or becoming a matching partner? Please contact Orlando Garza, Corporate Relations Manager at 210-573-1515 or by email at