As a Christian organisation, The Salvation Army's mission is both spiritual and practical. Our social services are provided to all people, regardless of race or religion. The Salvation Army's work began in Malaysia on the island of Penang in 1938. Through the years The Salvation Army has become well-known for its work in residential care for neglected children and the elderly, practical assistance to poor families and relief work in times of natural disasters. Our work covers Peninsula Malaysia and the eastern States of Sarawak and Sabah.
The Salvation Army is legally registered in Malaysia under an ordinance (act of parliament). This is documented in the Federation Of Malaysia, No.35 of 1956, The Salvation Army (Incorporation) Ordinance, 1956.
The Salvation Army in Sarawak is registered under the Sarawak Government Gazette, 1953, The Missionary Societies Order, 1957.
Our registered address is:
The Salvation Army, Public Relations Office, No.26, Jalan Puteri 4/2, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia.
The Salvation Army is an international organization at work in 115 countries around the globe. Our International Headquarters is in London, United Kingdom. The Salvation Army in Malaysia is part of Singapore, Malaysia and Myanmar Territory, and our Territorial Headquarters is located in Bishan, Singapore.
The Salvation Army is a Christian church. Our churches are called corps. There are ten corps in Malaysia. Members of the public are welcome at any of our corps programmes. Programmes include activities for children, young people, adults and families.
We operate 26 social service centres across Malaysia. Our services include residential care for children and the elderly, community services which include provision of material items, counselling and education, and a centre in Melaka providing education and skills training for children and young people with special needs. A full list of services is available from the address above.
The Salvation Army, being a non-profit organisation, is largely dependent on the goodwill of the public to sustain its social service programmes. The annual expenditure of our social fund is currently in excess of RM4.5 million. Financial donations to our Social Fund qualify for tax-deductible status receipts.
The Salvation Army operates a recycling industry in Malaysia. There are four Family Thrift Stores which collect and sell used items such as clothing and furniture.