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Millions of people in 91 countries are helped by The Salvation Army, founded by William Booth, who was born this day, April 10, 1829. He began by ministering to the poor, drunk and outcast, and fought to end teen-age prostitution in England. Awarded an honorary degree from Oxford, he traveled the U.S., met with President Theodore Roosevelt and was given the honor of opening a session of the United States Senate with prayer. Booth wrote: “While there is a drunkard left, while there is a lost girl upon the streets, where there remains one dark soul without the light of God – I’ll fight! I’ll fight to the very end.”

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