After-School Programs

Since it's back to school season, it's time to highlight The Salvation Army's After-School programs. We have dozens of programs designed to help families provide safe, nurturing environments where their children can learn and grow.

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Malik's Story

Malik is taking the things that he learned at The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club in Durham to college. After years of dedication and great coaching, Malik is headed to college with a full scholarship.

He gives credit to the mentors and coaches he encountered at the after-school programs at The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club.


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We believe that The Salvation Army is called to serve men, women, and children from all walks of life. We believe that the God who created us all wants them to know that He cares for them. He wants them to be fed, clothed, and spiritually nurtured.

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Heat Care Supports Families in Need

02:55 PM • Tuesday, July 25, 2017

On July 21, 2017, The Salvation Army recognized thirty-four years of contributions by PSNC Energy to support utility assistance programs throughout its service area in North Carolina. Major Todd Hawks,…

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Traci's Story

08:34 PM • Thursday, July 13, 2017

The only thing that Traci knew for sure was that she had to leave. There were no other options. She quickly packed up her belongings, got in her car, and drove away, leaving behind her home, her dogs,…

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Thrifty buys for your July 4th barbecue

07:42 PM • Wednesday, June 28, 2017

With the Fourth of July right around the corner, I decided to head into the local Salvation Army Store to find some items that I can craft to spruce up my backyard barbecue this holiday.

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Homeless man sleeping on sidewalk

"I've been homeless for two years and have nowhere else to go. Can you help me?"

Knowing that a sense of safety and security is critical to a person's well-being, in many communities, a core service of The Salvation Army is to provide housing and sheltering programs. When individuals are freed from concerns about their basic needs, they have more opportunity to thrive.

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Salvation Army Officer praying with woman

"I don't know what else to do except to ask for prayer and for help."

The Salvation Army grew from the passion of a Methodist preacher in London, England to a worldwide organization dedicated to providing for all of a person's needs including needs relating to growing in their faith. We believe that the prayers of those who cry out to God will be answered.

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Portrait of a woman

"I just need some
help to get back
on my feet."

Many of the people that we meet every day simply need help getting back on their feet. Some have fallen under difficult circumstances. Some have lost a job or a loved one. Some struggle with addiction. In all cases, we believe that all people deserve dignity, respect, and the opportunity for a second chance.

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