Doing the most good® is the sole purpose of The Salvation Army. Founded by William Booth in 1865, The Salvation Army continues to provide assistance to 130 countries worldwide. In a recent article they were ranked No. 2 for “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. In 2017, The Salvation Army served 52,259,152 meals to the hungry and collected over $2 million in donations.