The Salvation Army Recognized by Hays County Commissioners Court for 125 Years of Service in Texas
Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – The Hays County Commissioners Court has proclaimed May 11-17, 2014, as Salvation Army Week in Hays County to call attention to the organization’s 125th year of service in Texas. In 1889 Italian Navy Captain Adam Janelli introduced the organization to Texas upon moving to the then-frontier town of Dallas. Janelli had first met The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865 by Methodist minister William Booth and his wife Catherine, while visiting Calcutta, India.
According to the proclamation, “The Salvation Army’s only business in Hays County, Texas, as everywhere, is ‘Doing the Most Good’ with a mission to meet human needs, undertaken with joy for the family of humankind to the greater glory of God.”
The Court thanked The Salvation Army for its assistance through staff and volunteers in Hays County. The Salvation Army is recognized for its Red Kettle Campaign (bell-ringing) over the Christmas holidays and for its assistance to people following disasters, among other services.
Below, left to right, Precinct 2 Commissioner Mark Jones, County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe, Salvation Army Board Member Jim Lanning, Salvation Army Office Director Kathy McNeil, Board Member Linda Coker, Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley and Precinct 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant following the Court’s recognition of The Salvation Army’s 125th anniversary in Texas.