National Chief Secretary of The Salvation Army Speaks at a Press Conference about the Charitable Act

Mar 16, 2023

Earlier today Colonel Ralph Bukiewicz, National Chief Secretary for The Salvation Army, spoke at a press conference with Senator James Lankford and Senator Chris Coons about a piece of legislation around charitable giving. Col. Bukiewicz spoke alongside representatives from YMCA and United Way, two notable nonprofits who share our mission of serving those in need.

If passed, the Charitable Act would allow those who don't itemize their expenses to claim a tax deduction at the end of the year, further incentivizing the American public to help their neighbors and community.

Last year, The Salvation Army served over 25 million people in the United States through our programs that address poverty, domestic abuse, homelessness, and more.

"Each of these lives changed, numbered in the millions, are made possible because of the generosity of the American public,"  Col. Bukiewicz said. "The bipartisan Charitable Act would effectively encourage the American public to continue to give back to neighbors and communities in need."

"I am grateful to lend our voice to underscore the impact of charitable giving on non-profit organizations strengthening our neighbors in communities across the country," Col. Bukiewicz said.


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