The Salvation Army USA has named Dallas-based LERMA/
as its agency of record for next-generation advertising, public relations, and digital fundraising efforts in support of its critical mission of preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and meeting human needs in His name without discrimination. In 2020, The Salvation Army served more than 30 million people who sought local assistance from their 7,300 service centers.
"The Salvation Army has a responsibility to the people we serve, and those who trust us to serve on their behalf, to do everything within our power to meet suffering humanity," said Commissioner Kenneth G. Hodder
, National Commander for The Salvation Army. "That includes choosing high-caliber partners who can efficiently utilize resources to meet the mission. LERMA/ proved itself at every turn to be the most capable partner with unrivaled cultural intelligence, and we look forward to a partnership that will expand The Salvation Army's ability to meet human needs in every ZIP code of the United States."
LERMA/ is a minority-owned, full-service agency that provides creative, paid media, planning/strategy, social media, and production services; and partners with a team of analytics experts, public relations specialists, and digital relationship marketing professionals to provide multifaceted expertise.
"We believe the more we understand the lived experiences of those we are reaching out to, the better chance we have of striking a chord with them in an emotional and personal way," said Pedro Lerma, owner of LERMA/. "The Salvation Army represents the good that exists in all of us, and we are honored to play a small role in helping this amazing organization serve more people during this historic time in our country."