Story: Salvation Army

Rescue-home laundry cart

Rescue-home laundry cart

A boldly painted cart collects dirty laundry for cleaning at a Salvation Army 'rescue home', probably around 1900. Rescue homes were forerunners of the later night shelters. They provided not only accommodation and food for the homeless, but also basic employment, in this case work in the Army's own laundry.

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The Salvation Army - New Zealand, Fiji & Tonga Territory

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Mark Derby, 'Salvation Army - Social work', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 20 Apr 2018