Our ultimate hope is to become a part of the city and partner with our city to build bridges, ignite change, and serve well.

What Do We Do?


The Salvation Army began responding to needs in the Carolinas in 1887. The Salvation Army has been serving Buncombe County since 1890, only three years after the first location opened in Raleigh. Our goal is to bring HOPE, LOVE, and LIGHT to every corner of our city.

We serve those in need of food, clothing, and shelter. LOCALLY, WE ASSIST APPROXIMATELY 24,000 RESIDENTS OF ASHEVILLE AND BUNCOMBE COUNTY EACH YEAR. We support Buncombe County youth through evidence-based programs in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. We manage and implement innovative, life-saving programs like Project FIGHT (Freeing Individuals Gripped by Human Trafficking) and Center of Hope (emergency shelter).



The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Our ministry is motivated by the love of God to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

“Doing the Most Good” is The Salvation Army’s promise to do the most good with contributions of money, time and resources.

I am a humble steward of other’s generosity.
I am a grateful courier of a stranger’s kindness.
I am the faithful executor of others’ goodwill.
I take my responsibility seriously.
I am blessed.
I am a blessing.
I am The Salvation Army.
I am endeavoring to do the most good.

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2017 Annual Report

Thank you for partnering with us in a fight that has lasted for more than 130 years in the Carolinas. You help provide relief for your community. You provide your neighbors in need with a tangible expression…

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2018 Annual Report

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…

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Meet Our Team

Our officers and team consists of individuals from all different backgrounds and experiences. They too have dedicated their lives to serving Asheville and Buncombe County and continue to daily pour love…

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Our Board

We could not serve our community without the help and support of our Board. Our Advisory Board serves as a vital component of our organization. Each member is a representative of our community that strengthen…

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Connect with Us

We want to make it easy for you to get in touch with us. If you have concerns, suggestions, prayer requests, or just want to make contact we'd love to hear from you.

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