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About Us


"I had no idea how much the Salvation Army does to support families," Ed Herr, President, Herr Foods, Inc.

The Salvation Army is far more than red kettles and thrift stores. Take a fresh look at The Salvation Army and learn how you can help transform lives by doing the most good in your community.

WHETHER IT'S A WARM BLANKET ON A DISPLACED FAMILY or a listening ear to a struggling mother- hope and healing is the message of The Salvation Army. Since 1885, The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region has been providing programs that meet the needs of mind, body, and spirit of those we serve. People given purpose, hearts given hope and souls finding redemption-this has been our mission for more than a century.

Today, through over 3,500 service centers in the eastern region of the United States, The Army's spiritual and social services assist millions of homeless, working poor, children, youth, addicted, elderly, and abused families and individuals.

The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region offers 11 different programs that benefit over 23,000 individuals ranging from the summer youth enrichment program, after school activities, choice shopping food pantry, basketball mentoring programs, and self-sufficiency case management. At Christmas we serve over 1,500 households, includeing nearly 4,000 children sharing Christ's love, hope and compassion for our neighbors in need.