You Make a Difference Everyday

When you support The Salvation Army, you make a difference in the lives of people every single day. We want to share these stories with you. We want to share our ideas about how to make the world a better place. We want to share how God is making a difference. Stay up-to-date with us by reading the posts below.

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Helping Kids Under Quarantine Celebrate Birthdays

Salvation Army officials in Kinston, NC have reached back to Christmas 2019 in a novel idea to pay it forward during the COVID-19 crisis. Christmas toys left over and stored awaiting the next Yule are…

Distilling Hope

The Salvation Army of Winston-Salem's Center of Hope received free hand sanitizer from local distiller Broad Branch Distillery, who is making batches for the public free of charge.

Delivering Backpacks of Hope

Smiles, laughter, and pure joy shined as each club member at The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of High Point opened the door to receive a special visit from Boys & Girls Club staff members on Friday,…

The Salvation Army’s Nationwide Response to Coronavirus

The Salvation Army nationwide is monitoring and responding to COVID-19

Nicole's Story

At an early age, Nicole had been in and out of homeless shelters with her family. When she was only 13 years old, Nicole’s mom married a man who they moved in with. Her stepfather physically and sexually…

Sharell's Story

“I was in an unhealthy relationship and I came to a realization that I needed to leave. I didn’t just leave the town I left the state. It was a must that I did that, for my kids. I got on the road and…

Hurricane Florence Landfall

​On September 14, 2018, Category 1 Hurricane Florence made landfall south of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. The storm stalled and dumped heavy rain along the coast causing widespread flooding. Rivers…

Beth's Story

​Beth, her fiancée Tim, and her seven-year-old lost everything in Hurricane Florence. Their home. Their clothing, furniture, and household items. Even their family pictures were lost in the storm. “It…

Charlyn's Story

As she was desperately trying to find a job, she and her daughter began moving from one friend’s couch to another. Pretty soon her savings were exhausted, and she could no longer pay for necessities for…

Amy's Story

Amy and her family lived the typical middle-class story. They had a home, fresh food in the kitchen, and had all of their basic needs met. But, as it so often can, life threw them a curve ball. A series…

Everyone We Serve Has A Name

“Each person you will serve today has a name. One that you don’t know but one that you do. That name is Child of God. Remember that today as you serve meals and distribute cleanup kits. Remember that when…

From One Navy Mom to Another

Susan Gilbert, proud Navy mom and Director of Social Services for The Salvation Army in Tupelo, Mississippi, found herself headed to North Carolina to serve as a Mobile Feeding Coordinator in the wake…

Powerful Partners in Disaster Recovery: Salvation Army and AmeriCorps

“I think the most valuable thing you can give is your time, it’s a really important way to be a part of the community and to help people,” says Emilie. “Volunteering with The Salvation Army has been great;…

Management of Supplies Distribution at Community Recovery Center

In partnership with New Hanover County, The Salvation Army will distribute relief supplies to Wilmington and Cape Fear area residents impacted by Hurricane Florence. To receive supplies, residents can…

Going Above and Beyond -- It's a Team Effort

By Saturday, Pawleys Island could be totally isolated. Here, as at the shelter in Georgetown proper, The Salvation Army is partnering with the Red Cross and hundreds of first responders from around South…