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Melani's Story

For most of her career, Melani appeared to be the consummate professional. She was well educated, well respected, and had completed nearly 25 years of state employment. Despite the appearance of stability, however, Melani’s world was about to drastically change.

We Bring Hope

Kids face incredible challenges every day. For some of us, it's difficult to imagine the intensity of these issues. The preteen and teenage years are so vitally important for young people as they begin to develop their identity and find their way in the world. Yet is is also the time when they face their biggest battles.

Janet's Story

Though Janet volunteered with The Salvation Army for years, the tables were turned when she faced the challenges of unexpected and overwhelming medical bills. She wondered if The Salvation Army could be there to help.

More than #theDress

Throughout the Carolinas, many of our local offices partner with other city and county agencies to support the survivors of domestic violence. Our shelters facilitate education and counseling programs, and advocate for additional services.

Cold Weather Sets In

The weather during February in the Carolinas is always unpredictable. We have had some of our biggest winter storms in Feburary and for the past couple years, it seems as though we've experienced some deep, deep cold during the month. Many of us experience high heating bills. Some of us are excited about the possibility of a free snow day home from work.

Make Change All Year Long

The Christmas season is very busy time for us. You see our Red Kettles on street corners and at shopping centers; coordinating that aspect of what we do is a huge undertaking. But, it's also when we tend to see the greatest number of people needing help. We're so grateful for the volunteers and others that give and serve relentlessly to meet that need!

World Aids Day

The Salvation Army has been a vital member in the fight against HIV and AIDS since the early 1980s. Today, the Salvation Army World Service Office (SAWSO) provides broad, effective support for people living with HIV and their families. SAWSO also support innovative programs that focus on the prevention of new cases.

What's Your #RedKettleReason

Thanks to the generosity of people just like, April and her family were able to experience a Merry Christmas! There are so many reasons to support The Salvation Army. We would love to hear your reasons! Let us know at RedKettleReason.org.

The Salvation Army Testifying at Congressional Hearing

General Secretary of The Salvation Army's North and South Carolina Division, Major Tom Louden, will be testifying at a field hearing at Clemson University at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 21. The US House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency field hearing is entitled "Emergency Preparedness: Are We Ready For A 21st Century Hugo?" The hearing will focus on the importance of local, state, federal officials and non-profits working closely together during crisis situations, and preparing for threats like natural disasters.

Red Kettle Reason

We all want to do good. It's human nature to want to be able to help another person we see that may need a hand. Every Christmas, you put simple coins and bills in our red kettles across the county. It may not seem like much but it means new life - a second chance - for millions of Americans.