The Austin Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary (SAWA) is a local expression of a world-wide movement that seeks spiritual redemption and social rehabilitation of those it serves. We function as a fundraising group with a sincere desire to help those less fortunate. The ladies of the Auxiliary have a good time, work hard, and live by the mission of “Doing the Most Good”.
In 2019, the Charter for our Austin Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, also known as SAWA was given with the Mission of “Dedicated Women serving others by providing hope and help in the heart of Texas”.
Our inaugural event was a luncheon, delivering a presentation of what The Salvation Army does and how SAWA, as part of The Salvation Army, can come along side and help. As a result, 57 women joined as Founding Members.
They proceeded to help with the annual Red Kettle fundraiser, “Ringing of the Bell” (ringing the bells in front of retail centers), “Angel Tree”, which served over 8,000 children during the Christmas season last year and planned our first fundraiser, “Handbags for Hope”, which has been postponed until 2021 because of the current pandemic.
When Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion for them because they were harassed and helpless… then he said, “The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few”. As needs continue to grow in Austin, SAWA wants to grow as well in order to serve those with the most needs.
We invite you to join us to provide hope and help in the heart of Texas.
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The membership year is from September to September.
All members will receive ongoing notifications of events, projects, activities, and opportunities to serve.
To be a part of The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary of Austin Texas, please submit your contact information in the form below and click send. Then click the red Membership Fee button to complete the membership registration. Please include both steps for correct processing.