Inside East Texas: "The Salvation Army"


The Salvation Army is an international movement that is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. It seeks to improve the physical environment, provide for material needs, and enrich a person's Christian life.

William Booth began The Salvation Army in July 1865, preaching to a small congregation in the slums of London. Today, the Army's religious and social service activities serve millions of men, women and children in more than 100 nations around the world.

Although the Salvation Army is an international organization, its very nature of work calls for considerable local autonomy. This edition of Inside East Texas (aired Sunday, December 15, 2002) focused on the local efforts of the Salvation Army divisions in East Texas. We also discussed programs and services they provide and how you can get involved to help your local community.



Tina Alexander




Salvation Army Captain Mario Maldonado
Salvation Army Captain Lola Maldonado



Contributing Correspondents

Reporter Alex Carias
Reporter Jessica Cervantez