What We Do in Carteret County
We're far more than just bell-ringers!
You always see us at Christmas ringing bells and distributing gifts to those in need. You have probably seen our family stores as well, and maybe even shopped there before.
But what else does The Salvation Army do in Carteret County?
We do a lot!
From October 2008 to September 2009, The Salvation Army of Carteret County was able to help 980 families, 306 women, and 256 men after verifying their needs. This included:
- 277 food boxes
- 135 people needing emergency lodging
- 2,094 items of clothing distributed
- 48 pieces of furniture and other household items distributed
- 327 utility bills paid
- 87 people helped with rent/mortgage payments
- and much more!
We're proud to be able to be such a strong presence in our community and help those in need. But we're also involved in many other aspects of life.
Living in Carteret County means we all have to be prepared when disaster strikes. Hurricanes and other natural disasters are real possibilities here. In 2009, The Salvation Army of Carteret County trained 24 adults in our disaster response work so that we can be of immediate assistance when the need arises.
For many children, summer camp represents a time when some of their greatest memories are made. Last year, we were able to send 57 children to Camp Walter Johnson (http://www.campwj.com) in Denton, NC. And after summer has ended, through the support of our community, it's "Back to School" time. Through the support of our community, we were also able to provide 317 children with school supplies and backpacks.
The Salvation Army is proud to be a member of The Carteret County community. Thank you for your generous support. We look forwarded to providing the same quality and needed support for many years to come.