Salvation Army launch of a new fundraising campaign, Philadelphia's Bellevue Stratford Hotel, circa 1932.
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An elderly lady sits holding a cup, a seated, young boy, takes a bite of food. A salvation army worker stands between them with outstretched arms, her hands touching a shoulder of each. All are inside of a booth that has two signs. One sign reads: Keep her on the Job and the other reads: Give to the Salvation Army, April 3rd 30th .

Credit: Courtesy of Temple University, Urban Archives, Philadelphia, Pa.

In the early years of the Great Depression, the Salvation Army did its best to raise funds and step up its relief efforts. Unable to provide for all of those in need, many cities turned to the Salvation Army to help organize broader emergency assistance.

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