It is amazing that they would not accept the donation but the Salvation Army is a religious organization in their roots.
I would have to say though that " where the rubber meets the road ", there they are.
They are a first class organization !
I always give to the Salvation Army, rather than some of the other organizations! There are very few organizations where I'm sure that 100% of my donation goes to good work, and not to big salarys of the directors. The Salvation Army does great work, and is always there when needed. They hold to their values, and don't waver from what they are founded on and believe.
While I can grudingly admire them for sticking to their Christian principals they are turning back a lot of money that could be used for good. There are few organizations that I contribute to because of the money being used for high paid staff but thee are some that I personally feel very worthwhile. One of those is the Red Cross. This organization is in the forefront of this relief and can use the cash donations.
Of all the organizations.. we always donate to the Salvation Army.. Many a GI who was in Korea will NOT donate to the Red Cross and after 9/11 I understand why We also donated to Noah's Ark..for the rescue of the animals..
Well just to let you know when I was in Las Vegas last Dec--- there were the SA red kettles all over the place--- ringing their bells loud and clear---- I miss them near me---- most store dont want them hanging around----
Funny dont think all the SA are alike------ IMHO---