Ballington Booth

Ballington Booth (July 28, 1857 – October 5, 1940) was an Officer in The Salvation Army and a co-founder of Volunteers of America.

Volunteers of America is a faith-based nonprofit organization that provides affordable housing and other assistance services primarily to low-income people throughout the United States. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, the organization includes 36 affiliates providing services in approximately 400 communities in 46 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

In 2010, the organization served more than 2 million people each year. Services help people in need of affordable housing, veterans, low-income seniors, children and families, the homeless, those with intellectual disabilities, those recovering from addiction and the incarcerated.