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Salvation Army World Service Office Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/15/2012: Salvation Army World Service Office

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: SALVATION ARMY WORLD SERVICE OFFICE SAWSO

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AKA  SAWSO
Alexandria, VA
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Salvation Army World Service Office Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/15/2012: Salvation Army World Service Office

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: SALVATION ARMY WORLD SERVICE OFFICE SAWSO

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Also Known As: SAWSO
Physical Address: Alexandria, VA 22313 
EIN: 13-2923701
Web URL: www.SAWSO.org 
NTEE Category: P Human Services
P24 Salvation Army
E Health—General & Rehabilitative
E21 Community Health Systems
K Agriculture, Food, Nutrition
K20 Agricultural Programs
Ruling Year: 1978 


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Mission Statement

Founded in 1977, SAWSO provides technical and financial assistance in a variety of community-based programs and works through the Army's worldwide network of personnel and facilities in 105 countries. Program areas include health care, HIV/AIDS programming, micro-finance, community development, and relief and reconstruction aid. SAWSO also works toward increasing the capacity of Salvation Army personnel to develop and implement effective programs to alleviate poverty. SAWSO is celebrating its 30th year in 2007.

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Lt. Col. Joan Canning

Term:

Since Jan 2011

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Programs

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Budget:
$4,015,202
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Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

SAWSO promotes community-based initiatives that improve living conditions and increase skills in poor communities. Programs focus on four areas: (1) village-based health care projects (including HIV/AIDS) provide education and treatment; (2) community development programs provide counseling, literacy education, leadership development, elderly programs, and women's support groups; (3) income generation program includes skills training and small loan programs; and (4) relief and reconstruction aid is provided to those affected by disasters.

Program Long-Term Success:

Implemented community-based primary health care programs in several countries.

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Evidence of Impact

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SAWSO is the administration of Birmingham's Water Works support plan for people with disabilities. Nonprofit Senior Staff

Organizational Strengths

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SAWSO clearly defined criteria for water assistance. Their criteria are very narrow and tend to support only people with disabilities receiving federal money based on disability/poverty. Nonprofit Senior Staff

Areas for Improvement

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SAWSO does not contemplate the disparate impact of the present economy on working people with disabilities and those that have been recently made redundant. They are not concerned with establishing a sufficiently broad support base to reach out to these additional people requiring assistance for which the assistance resources are not available at all. Nonprofit Senior Staff
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