Salvation Army In America Not Restricting Donations From Gambling Industry
In a recent article we reported that The Salvation Army would no longer be accepting money from organizations within the gambling industry. We would like to correct the previous article and report that it was not the entire Salvation Army that was rejecting the funds. The policy was put in place for Salvation Army units in New Zealand, not in the United States.
In the U.S., the stance of The Salvation Army is not clearly defined. "Currently, The Salvation Army in the United States does not have a specific policy restricting or endorsing the acceptance of donations from any industry," according to a representative from The Salvation Army National Headquarters.
The United States Salvation Army, as well as the New Zealand Salvation Army "territories" are part of the international organization, they are not governed by the same rules.
The organizations run independently, and while The Salvation Army in New Zealand has made changes to their policies and are no longer accepting money from gambling organizations, the policies of the United States Salvation Army have not changed.
The gambling industry is a partner of local Salvation Army units in communities in the U.S., and will not be severing ties with those partners now or in the future. We would like to apologize for any confusion we might have created by our previous article, and we hope this article clears up any misconceptions.
May 2, 2008
Posted By Larry Rutherford
Staff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.com
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