Economic Justice

The Salvation Army has a rich history of addressing economic injustices and exploitation of workers.

So much so that it created a matchstick factory to establish safer working conditions and raise pay for those working in the industry to livable wages.

Here’s the story

So why does this matter now?

Because the economic injustices that were present when we sought to take action all those years ago have not gone away.

In fact, the wealth inequality in America has grown even more dramatically over the last couple decades.


In order to achieve economic justice, we must address a myriad of intersectional issues – unemployment, lack of affordable housing, food deserts, etc. - through a holistic approach.