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The Salvation Army is one of the largest humanitarian organizations in the world. As its name suggests, the Salvation Army fights homelessness, hunger, and poverty. It was founded by William Booth in England in 1856. Booth was a British Methodist preacher who was the son of a wealthy couple, Samuel Booth and Mary Moss. However, when he was a young child poverty struck his family and he started working in a pawnshop. In 1845, he was converted to Methodism and trained himself to become a preacher. He joined the Methodist Reform Church on his 23rd birthday in 1851.

However, Booth became dissatisfied with the type of work he was given, and in 1861 he resigned from the ministry. In 1865, he and his wife founded the ...

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