Salvation Army



90-23 161st
Jamaica, NY 11432


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Agency Contact

Rena Guillaume



Nature and Purpose of Agency

History of Salvation Army:

In 1865, William Booth, an ordained Methodist minister, aided by his wife Catherine, formed an evangelical group dedicated to preaching among the “unchurched” people living in the midst of appalling poverty in London's East End. Booth's ministry recognized the interdependence of material, emotional and spiritual needs. In addition to preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, Booth became involved in the feeding and shelter of the hungry and homeless and in rehabilitation of alcoholics.
Booth and his followers, originally known as The Christian Mission, became The Salvation Army in 1878, when that organization evolved on a quasi-military pattern. Booth became “the General” and officers' ranks were given to his ministers.
The Salvation Amy has functioned successfully within that unusual structure for more than a century. As of 2005, its outreach has been expanded to include more than 100 countries, and the Gospel is preached by its officers in more than 160 languages.


Tasks Available for Students

Feed the homeless/soup kitchen.


Time Requirements

Soup kitchen:  Monday through Wednesday serves food 12pm – 1pm.  Volunteers can work from 10am to 2pm. (no more than 5 students per shifts)

Food Pantry:  Thursday 10:00 am – 1:30pm (2-3 students per shifts)


Student Awareness/Special Instructions

No special instructions.


Agency directions

Public Transportation

Q30 - Utopia & Horace Harding - Direction: Jamaica LIRR Station Sutphin Bl Arrive JAMAICA AV at 162 ST. Walk to 89-23 161st St

Driving Directions

Head South on Utopia Pkwy towards 80th Rd.  Make a slight right onto Homelawn St.  Make a slight right onto 169th St.  Make a right onto Jamaica Ave.  Make a right onto 161st St. 

AG 1/22/20

73 People | 80 Impacts | 402 Hours | 10,937 Total Economic Impact

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