Red kettles. The sound of bells ringing. Piles of warm sweaters to donate.

For many people, these items represent their knowledge of The Salvation Army. Here's a little more about us:

  • We are an international human service agency, which began in London in 1865.
  • The Christian faith shapes our values and is the reason why we serve people from all walks of life.
  • If recipients wish to explore their spirituality, they can opt to attend one of our faith communities that can come alongside and support them.
  • Our organization began serving families in Charlotte in 1904.
  • We offer seven Boys & Girls Clubs in Mecklenburg and Union counties.
  • We serve homeless women and children, including veterans, at the Center of Hope shelter
  • Our other services include a senior-living community, disaster relief, summer camps, and Christmas assistance.

Interested in where you fit? Call 704.716.2769 or email us at 

Mission Statement of The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal ChristianChurch. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. 

Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


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