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Community Spotlight: A look at Harrow’s Salvation Army

In 2024, times are pretty tough for a huge number of people – including residents of Harrow – with worries about money, accommodation and mental health to name just a few.

Thankfully, there is help to be had and, in this article, we’re taking a march with Harrow’s Salvation Army.

Spreading God’s word and doing God’s work

Founded in 1865 in East London, The Salvation Army was created to take God’s word out of the churches and directly to the people. As the years, decades and centuries went past, the organisation spread across 130 countries and began to forge a niche for offering practical help and advice to those in need.

Harrow’s Salvation Army

Located within The Christian Church of Prayer on Roxeth Hill, the Harrow branch of the Salvation Army was founded in 1887 and has been on the current site since 1906. Dedicated to serving the local community, the Salvation Army offers Harrow residents assistance in a wide range of matters including:

  • Family, youth and children issues
  • Homelessness
  • Debt and budget advice
  • Employment advice
  • Senior citizen concerns

The Harrow organisation is also involved in a number of music and creative arts initiatives which the public is invited to take part in.

While the Salvation Army is able to offer practical advice on a number of issues, they’re also there to offer a shoulder to cry on and somebody to talk to – both in person or by telephone. No matter what the issue, Harrow residents can speak to a representative of the Salvation Army without judgement or recourse.

Joining the army

As a charitable organisation, Harrow’s Salvation Army is always ready to welcome new volunteers in a wide range of roles and, if you feel that you can help, you can get in touch via the website.

Harrow marches on

We live in an extremely complex, fast moving world in 2024 and it’s easy to let life get on top of you. The Salvation Army are there to listen, advise and to sympathise. The Salvation Army is open to all and anything discussed is completely confidential.