Dec 29th 2007 8:04PM The Salvation Army has been my favorite charity ever since an experience I had about 10 years ago. A devistating flood struck a small Colorado Mountain community where I had a cabin. The flood destroyed the water system and took out the electric and phone lines. Within hours the Salvation Army arrived with 5 gallon jugs of water for everyone and had a trailor on site at the Ranger Station dispensing hot meals. They set up a bulletin board listing all those who still did not have services. I tried paying for a meal I received and they refused payment or any contribution at that time. They apologized for taking so long responding (14 hours) to the disaster. They were there when people needed help and asked for nothing in return.