Mayor Josh Schroeder proclaimed the week of May 13-19 as Salvation Army Week in the city of Georgetown during the May 14 City Council meeting in celebration of the 70th anniversary of National Salvation Army Week.

In a nutshell

Schroeder’s proclamation aligns with National Salvation Army Week, which former President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared in 1954.

Founded in 1865, The Salvation Army assists approximately 23 million Americans annually, and is located in 130 countries around the world.

It has served residents of Williamson County since 1955, and opened an office in Georgetown in 2014. Another location opened in mid-2016 at 1930 S. Austin Ave., according to previous reporting by Community Impact.

Services offered by The Salvation Army include:
  • Christmas assistance
  • Emergency disaster services
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Homeless shelters
  • Food pantries
  • Meal programs
  • Community gardens