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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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Salvation Army Officers Retire After 36 Years

Many choose a career, but for an officer in The Salvation Army, their job is a lifetime commitment. Officers serve as business administrators in the locations to which they are appointed, many serving…

Naomi: The Impact of Camp Walter Johnson

The summer of 2008 was the first in twelve years that I would not be spending at a camp. As a high school student, I began working at camps in British Columbia until I finally found my way south to Camp…

The Salvation Army Remains Prepared As Hurricane Arthur Becomes a Memory

Local and state officials have reported minimal impacts following Hurricane Arthur’s Independence Day landfall along the coast of North Carolina. Emergency crews continue to make progress in restoring…

The Salvation Army Serves Area Residents after Hurricane Arthur

Hurricane Arthur made landfall late Thursday night at Shackleford Banks, N.C. as a Category 2 storm with 100 mph winds. It was the first Category 2 storm to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane…

The Salvation Army Prepares Response to Hurricane Arthur

Tropical Storm Arthur strengthened into a hurricane early Thursday morning. As the center of the storm shifts, its impacts are moving closer to the North and South Carolina coastline. Conditions continue…

The Salvation Army Monitors Tropical Storm Arthur

As Tropical Storm Arthur makes its projected movement up the east coast, The Salvation Army is prepared to respond to the impacted areas if the need arises. Organization personnel along the coast are preparing…

CalebKs Raises Money with Strikeouts

For the past four seasons, pitcher Caleb Ashley (CalebKs.com) has been helping raise money for charitable organizations in Guilford County. Every time he strikes someone out, he encourages others to make…

The Cold Water Challenge

Earlier this week, our new Digital Media Coordinator challenged our Director of Development to the Cold Water Challenge. He agreed, on the condition that she get our Facebook page to over 2,000 likes (meaning,…

National Donut Day

The first National Donut Day was celebrated by The Salvation Army in Chicago in 1938 to help raise needed funds during the Great Depression and commemorate the work of the "donut lassies" who helped make…

A Memorial Day Thank You

"American boys are going to France. We must go with them!" The Salvation has long been tied to the United States military. Countless veterans have told stories of encoutering The Salvation Army on the…

The first eight corps in the Salvation Army Carolinas division

There were eight Salvation Army offices that opened the first year that we were active in the Carolinas in 1887. Raleigh, Wilmington, New Bern, Durham, Spartanbug, Goldsboro, Fayetteville, and Florence.

What was the first disaster that the Salvation Army provided disaster relief for?

The Salvation Army's work in disaster relief began in 1900 in response to the devastating hurricane that destroyed Galveston, Texas and killed more than 5,000 people. The devastation was so grand that…

When was the first Salvation Army band created?

The first Salvation Army band was formed in 1882 by accident. Charles Frye and his sons offered their services as bodyguards for Salvation Army street preachers. They began playing music on their brass…

Do you know why The Salvation Army is associated with doughnuts?

The Salvation Army is often credited with popularizing the doughnut in the United States. During World War I and II, The Salvation Army served doughnuts - often cooked in battle helmets - to U.S. troops…

What was the Salvation Army originally called?

William Booth, a Methodist minister, began a new ministry when he felt called by God to serve the destitute in London, England. It is said that East London at that time was over-crowded, very poor and…