Alana Ellis Carolyn Crane English 1C 6/26/2017 Paper 1 Many people say that they want to end world hunger, stop global warming, create world peace. To these people, the answers seem to lie in charity. Charity is defined as “generosity and helpfulness especially toward the needy or suffering” and, “an institution engaged in relief of the poor” (Merriam Webster Dictionary online). Motivated by the first definition of charity, people are driven to engage in trying to help those in need and alleviate their suffering. An example of one such charity is the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army was founded in East London in the year 1865, by William Booth and his wife, first debuting as the Christian Mission. Booth was, “Determined to wage war against the evils of poverty and religious indifference with military efficiency.” (History.com). It began as a soup kitchen that offered welfare to those in need by ministers or volunteers. In 1880, Salvation Army made its way to Pennsylvania U.S.A. After years of aid in both London and the U.S they gained status and were regarded as a very reputable charity. Boasting locations in over 75 countries by the year 2010, they now have branches in 128 countries around the …show more content…
One of their goals is to combat rampant diseases and treat serious health problems and disabilities. On their website it states that they have “183 health programmes in 39 countries, focusing on healthcare and the prevention of disease. These include 23 general hospitals and more than 150 clinics and health posts.” (Salvation Army) Along with offering health care, they also fight against trafficking, modern slavery, to name a few. Salvation Army branches offer food to those who don’t have the money to acquire it on their own, offering aide to people from families to the homeless. While many charities have similar goals to Salvation Army, the Salvation Army is one of the most well-established charities of its
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Our group has decided to volunteer with Feed My Starving Children(FMSC) which was founded in 1987. Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian non-profit organization that provides nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. Its mission is to feed God’s starving children in different countries who are hungry in body and spirit. Their process is simple. Donations from people fund the meal ingredients and volunteers hand-pack the meals.
The Salvation Army organization began in England, in1865, by William and Catherine Booth (The Salvation Army). Before the start of the Salvation Army William Booth walked the streets of London, England preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to the poor, hungry, homeless and less fortunate. (Walker, 2001) The formation of the Salvation Army began due to the church leaders having disagreements with Booth by not participating in the traditional methods of the conventional concepts of the church (Walker, 2001). The Salvation Army began with Booth and his wife holding series of evangelistic meetings and services in set up tents.
Juan Luis Vives, a Spanish humanist, demonstrates a perfect example of an individual who has faith in humanity and believes that we as a whole can do better. Juan believes that no one knows what the ideas of a the poor are or under what circumstances they are living, but people don’t help because,”others withdraw because their good intention is embarrassed by the great number” (Doc 1). Since Luis was a Humanist and he wrote this in a book, he must have meant it and wanted to spread the word to others that it is not a sin to help the poor. Another person who witnessed the poor would have to be Rembrandt van Rijn, in his painting Beggars Receiving Alms at the Door (Doc 6).
The salvation army was one founded on the principles of the well beings of others. William Booth founded those principles in 1865. William Booth helped to break the barrier to helping others through founding the salvation army due to this he deserves to be recognized as the highest devoted person in the works of charity. Booth has been named the “prophet of the poor” as well as being recognized to serving his life to the idea of helping others Booth’s life was not always surrounded in his burning passion for christ. When he was growing up, his father was drawn into the idea of having money (The General 22).
The organization aims to ‘balance the playing field’ between current conditions (rising homeless populations’) and desired conditions (everyone can be a functioning, productive member of society). By achieving this goal the nonprofit validates the ‘need’ for its organizations existence. The Salvation Army US (2018) describes the purpose/goals of their organization as follows: “We work with councils and local providers to cater to the immediate needs of people affected by homelessness, signposting other services they can access. We act as a bridge between vulnerable adults and the help they need by taking time to listen (The Salvation Army, 2018, paragraph 1).”
The Salvation Army also sends out pamphlets that if you "make a gift” to their organization you will get tax savings, for example, it says that, “if you give a gift of $5,000, you will get an income tax reduction of $2,309 plus a North Dakota (if you live in North Dakota, its different in other places) tax credit of $924. Then, at 6%, the payment you receive are $300 with a tax-free amount of $236. After receiving your income for life, your remaining gift of the $5000 goes to help those in need. It just sounds strange to me, to give a donation and then get money back, because to me, giving a donation means you don’t expect to get anything back, you do it because it’s the kind thing to do, not to get benefits.
Sedfrey Robles General Purpose: To Inform Topic: American Red Cross Statement of Specific Purpose: To inform the class about Red Cross and how that organization have helped many people. Thesis Statement: American Red Cross is one of the most helpful organizations here in the U.S. because it help/save many people with providing blood, shelter, support and tips to help us in terrible situation. I. Introduction a. Attention Getter - 5 amazing things red cross does to help and they help disaster relief, supporting military families, provide lifesaving blood, international service and give some health and safety services. b. State Topic - I'm going to inform the class more about the American Red Cross on how they are helping people.
As McMurtry has highlighted, it is about the people helping and giving back rather than pushing for their own individual gain. The purpose of the Salvation Army is to enlighten the community which they are attending to and persevere through the tough situations and reach a goal of creating a prosperous community, either in providing food or in any other way they can. In other words, it is there to help achieve a secure standpoint. The Salvation Army has had a major role in helping communities and many people, especially children. Due to its involvement, it has now become known all over the world due to its aiding efforts.
When I first stumbled upon this scholarship from the American Legion, I knew right away that I wanted to apply for it because of the similarities between what the American Legion and what I both stand for. I few words that I would use to describe the American Legion and myself would be, service, integrity, and hard work. These are a few things that I take very seriously and attempt to involve in my life everyday. I pride myself on these high character traits and try to use them in my community, during sporting events, at home, and at my school. I also implement these traits while fulfilling my civic duties by doing service around my community.
There are more than one million five hundred thousand charities in the United States (Foundation Center). People have jobs, families, and other important events to take care of throughout their daily lives. Why spend time caring when there are so many things people have to get done with? According to Merriam Webster, another definition of charity is “benevolent goodwill toward or love of humanity” (Merriam Webster).
Although most of my involvement has centered around politics, where I have been an active volunteer in the current election cycle, my service also extends to the homeless community in the Quad Cities. After recognizing the extent of homelessness in Davenport, my friend decided to start a nonprofit 5K to benefit a local shelter and I immediately joined in the venture. By working with the shelter rather than independently, we were able to avoid the faults set forth in To Hell With Good Intentions. Our good intentions have donated over $10,000 to King’s Harvest Ministries, who uses funds in a way that raises the standard of living for the local homeless
My reasons for wanting to serve Peace Corps Volunteer are personal and intellectual. First of all, I want to share the knowledge I have acquired throughout my life by making myself available and becoming part of something bigger. I’ve had the opportunity to attend school and I recently completed a graduate degree; this has been a great accomplishment not only for me, but for my family as well. Therefore serving as a PCV would be a rewarding experience not only for me but for those who have supported me throughout my life, since I will contribute towards a bigger cause by helping to improve the lifestyle of less fortunate people. After successfully receiving a graduate degree, it is expected that I find a permanent job related to my field of
When looking around the world today there is a lot of events that have shown different types of philanthropy. In Paris, there has been help for the families of those killed by ISIS during the attack. There has been aid for those in Mexico who were hit by the hurricane. There has been help for those at the college in Kenya that were attacked or the college in Washington that was attacked. The point is that what philanthropy is depends on what a person perceives it to be.
More than 95% of people participate in donating to charity, and in the past twenty years poverty has been cut in half. This is good news, however there are still millions of people in poverty and world hunger. But hunger is only one thing humans living in poverty have to deal with. Another problem people in poverty have to deal with is disease, and health. 270,000,000 children have no access to healthcare (http://www.care.org/work/poverty/child-poverty/facts ), and 1 in 5 children lack safe drinking water