When an individual or family faces a hardship, The Salvation Army of Iredell & Wilkes counties is there to offer financial assistance for basic needs. Job loss, an unexpected medical bill or car repair, or some other type of financial challenge can happen regardless of an individual's background, religion, or income. The goal of The Salvation Army is to provide short term support, while helping individuals work towards long term self-sufficiency.
The Salvation Army Emergency Food Pantry is a practical way to address the basic needs of families and individuals turning to us for help.
Children and their families are very important to The Salvation Army. We are dedicated to providing a loving, safe and structured environment to help each child reach his or her potential and succeed in life. A wide range of activities take place at our Statesville Corps and in Mooresville and are open to all children and families regardless of race or religious background.
For many people, the sight of The Salvation Army's red kettles dotting the cityscape and the sounds of bells ringing and change clattering signal the start of Christmas. For other people it is adopting an angel from an Angel Tree in the mall, work place, or church. Since 1927 The Salvation Army in Iredell County has been there for families in need during the holidays and beyond, but we could not do it without help from the community.
Statesville is home to the Salvation Army Worship Center in Iredell and Wilkes counties. The Corps is at the center of the Army Ministry. At our Salvation Army Worship Center, people from all walks of life find healing and a sense of family. Eveyone is welcome. The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. 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.
Continuing a long-standing Salvation Army service, and a long history of Salvation Army camping in the Carolinas, Camp Walter Johnson was opened in Denton, NC in 1974. Each summer, youth from many Salvation Army units all over the Carolinas come to camp, situated on High Rock Lake, for a week that can literally change their lives.
CWJ's summer staff, under the leadership of Divisional Youth Secretary, is well-trained and works very hard to help campers grow and develop socially and spiritually; all while having fun with new friends from all across the region. Camps generally last one week and attendance will vary from week to week. Each summer, boys, girls and coed camps are scheduled beginning mid-June and lasting through August.
Camp Walter Johnson also offers adult and seniors camps. These typically occur in May before the height of the camping season (and the end of the school year).
The disaster relief teams bring together Salvation Army officers, staff, and volunteers who provide food, shelter, clothing, and spiritual comfort to first responders and victims of disasters in Charlotte and throughout the nation. Floods, fires, and hurricanes do devastating harm.Since 1900, we have offered aid to people in places where we can do the most good—and stay as long as we are needed.
The Salvation Army is deeply committed to the modern-day fight against human trafficking (for sexual and labor purposes) and forms of commercial sexual exploitation innately linked to sexual trafficking. This commitment emerges from both The Salvation Army's mission - to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination - and is rooted in the organization's early history.