Wake County Blog

Shelter Wish List

The Salvation Army’s Judy D. Zelnak Center of Hope location includes the Barbara L. Goodmon Women & Children's Shelter that serves an average of 80 per day. One of our goals is to provide each woman that comes to building a welcome kit to help them transition into their new “home.”

Volunteer Hightlight: Laura & the Rosenbrock Family

From Ives Maready: As the Volunteer Coordinator, I have the pleasure of working with so many amazing people wanting to help the community. This month, we’d like to highlight one volunteer who made a pledge to make a difference in her community. Meet Laura Rosenbrock

As the Summer Heat Rises, so does Food Insecurity in Wake County

Food is a major need, and food insecurity is a growing concern in WakeCounty – especially in the summer months. We need YOUR help. Donations of canned or nonperishable goods are crucial this time of year.

Pictures of Hope

Professional photographer, Linda Solomon, is teaming up with Chevrolet to introduce "Pictures of Hope" to children living in The Salvation Army of Wake County's Barbara L. Goodmon Women & Children's Shelter.

The 3rd Annual MOST Amazing Race

Participate or volunteer for The MOST Amazing Race, a scavenger-hunt race with mental and physical challenges throughout downtown Raleigh. Have an AMAZING time and help raise funds for the Community Center's programs!

Eat FREE Moose Tracks Ice Cream to Help Generate $10,000 for The Salvation Army of Wake County

Denali Flavors and PET Dairy Ice Cream Pair to Donate 10,000 Scoops of FREE Moose Tracks Ice Cream – $1 Donation per Scoop Will be Made to The Salvation Army of Wake County

2013 Annual Appreciation Dinner

During National Salvation Army week, The Salvation Army holds an Annual Appreciation dinner for volunteers and donors. This year’s theme encouraged and offered guests a new perspective of not only The Salvation Army, but the world they live in.


The Salvation Army of Wake County has over seven different programs that strive to provide basic human needs for residents of WakeCounty. Between sorting clothing, organizing donations, tutoring kids, coaching teams, serving meals, stacking cans, and helping during Christmas, volunteers gave over 55,000 hours of their time in 2013. To show their appreciation during National Volunteer Week, April 7-13, the Salvation Army of Wake County will hosted a dessert party on Tuesday, April 8 at the Judy D. Zelnak Center of Hope at 1863 Capital Blvd. Volunteers and their families came in between 3pm-6pm for a sweet treat including a candy bar and home baked goods from the staff.

Play & Learn: Promoting Healthy Active Lifestyles for Underserved Kids

The Salvation Army Community Center’s Playground Dedication

Make an Impact One Box of Cereal at a Time

With an increased number of families and individuals seeking assistance with food, our food pantry is working overtime. See how you can help these families.

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