Programs & Services
Helping Those in Need
During his ministry on earth, Jesus put a premium on helping those in need. Everywhere he traveled, he healed people from sickness, restoring them to health. He taught his followers they were to provide food for the hungry and to give clothes to those who were without. He gave instructions that those with two coats should be willing to share one with somebody who had none.
Jesus said, "Remember the poor, for they will be with you always."
In considering these teachings, one might say that Jesus was heavily involved in social service. The various social service programs of The Salvation Army are an effort to spread the love of Jesus Christ by helping those who are in need.