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International: Help celebrate Founders' Day

William and Catherine Booth On 2 July, The Salvation Army celebrates Founders' Day – remembering the incredible step of faith taken by William and Catherine Booth to set in motion what is now a truly international church and charity. This year, the day takes on extra significance as it begins the 365-day countdown to the Army's landmark 150th anniversary celebrations, including the International Congress.

This year, International Headquarters (IHQ) has put in place two special social media initiatives to get the world talking about The Salvation Army on Founders' Day.

David Giles, the IHQ Web Manager, explains: 'A Thunderclap is a simultaneous burst of social media that is sure to get The Salvation Army noticed. We need at least 500 people to share a simple "happy birthday" message at precisely midday London time on 2 July.'

All you have to do is sign up to the Thunderclap at sar.my/thunderclap, using your Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr accounts, and your account will send out the message at the same time as everyone else who has joined in. If you don't already use one of these social media facilities, it's quick and easy to sign up for one first.

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