The Salvation Army: Its Structure, Operations, and Problems in Disasters
Ross, James L.
Disaster Research Center
The Salvation Army is structured and functions in particular ways in current disaster situations in the United States. These ways stem from its two basic orientations, which are essentially social welfare and religious in nature. In turn, these orientations are the results of the historical development of the organization. Thus, to understand its present structure and functions requires an examination of the growth of the Salvation Army from a local group with a goal of making religious converts to its emergence as a complex, international organization with multiple tasks. This development is very briefly sketched in this chapter.
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