By selling gently used clothing and household items, you may thank that is all The Salvation Army does to help the community stay GREEN. We actually go even further with our recycling efforts. We recycle our cardboard, metal, etc.
The first half of this year our paper/cardboard recycling efforts has saved 953 trees. It has also saved 392,420 gallons of water and 4,429 gallons of oil, according to
Environmental Savings Report - Paper. We have also recycled enough metal each month to watch 495,000 hours of continuous television. In a year's time, we recycle roughly the same weight of metal as a commercial airliner.
Now The Salvation Army has been green from the beginning in 1865. William Booth, the founder of The Salvation Army, saw the discarded and discouraged of society. As his heart was breaking for these lost souls, he knew he had to do something. So he brought them in, gave them food, shelter, etc. to help them get back on their feet and recycled their souls back toward God.
"While women weep, as they do now,
While little children go hungry, as they do now,
While men go to prison, in and out, in and out, as they do now,
While there is a drunkard left,
While there is a poor lost girl upon the streets,
While there remains one dark soul without the light of God,
I'll fight-I'll fight to the very end!"
So remember that when you support The Salvation Army, you have joined the fight for lost souls