Released 17 March 2011
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WI (March 17, 2011) The
Salvation Army is warning donors to beware of a bogus
email appeal which asks for donations to The Salvation Army's Relief efforts in
Japan (SEE ATTACHED EMAIL AT BOTTOM). The appeal, claiming
to be from "Salvation Army National
Corp.," urges donors to send a donation to an email address which IS NOT a
valid Salvation Army address. The scam
uses actual language such as The Salvation Army Mission Statement, history, and
programs, which has obviously been taken from legitimate Salvation Army
sites. It even lists The Salvation
Army's International web address, all in an attempt to trick donors into
believing that the email is legitimate
There are four
ways people can contribute money to The Salvation Army's disaster relief
efforts in Japan:
donations are the most critical need as supplies and personnel are
funds offer the greatest flexibility and enable local disaster responders to
purchase exactly what is needed as close to the disaster zone as
the words “JAPAN”
or “QUAKE” to 80888 to make a $10 donation.
mail: Send your check, marked “Japan
earthquake relief” to
· The Salvation
Watertown Plank Rd., Wauwatosa,
At this time, The Salvation Army is not
accepting donations of
goods or household items
(gifts-in-kind) from the general public for disaster relief operations in
The Salvation Army is extremely
for the generosity that has already poured in to help us meet both immediate
and long-term needs.
The Salvation Army
Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church
established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without
discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million
Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the
broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry,
relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the
elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for
underprivileged children. Approximately 84 cents of every dollar spent is used
to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more
information, go to SA.milwaukee.org.
THE FOLLOWING EMAIL IS A SCAM
Salvation Army National
Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the
universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is
motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus
Christ and to meet human needs in His name without
127-year old, faith-based charity, The Salvation Army helps people with all
kinds of needs in virtually every community across America. Some of these
include operating Adult Rehabilitation Centers, running programs for children
and seniors and providing emergency disaster services
Comments from the Organization
to management expert Peter Drucker, The Salvation Army is "by far the most
effective organization in the U.S."
A responsible steward of the generosity of the American people, at least 83
cents of every dollar donated to The Salvation Army goes directly to assist
those in need.
want to bring to your notice and call for your immense support to massive
8.9/9.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific Ocean nearby Northeastern Japan at
around 2:46pm on March 11 (JST) causing damage with blackouts, fire and
Army National Corp have been working hard to see how to raise help to these
hope for your support and strongly believe you can save a
Add to Japan
earthquake and Tsunami
I want to
contribute: E.g 'Amount' 'USD'
enter donation amount.
enter a valid dollar amount.
enter a minimum $100 amount.
designate your donation for a specific fund or purpose, please enter a
description of how you'd like your donation to be used.
or Gift (Optional)
To make a
donation on behalf of or in memory of another person, please enter the person's
name. You will have a chance to send an eCard to this person at the end of
making a donation.
donate: Contact us by email using: email@example.com
Army National Corp.
questions about the Network for Good donation