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.

Our Blog Posts

Beth's Story

“Thank you for giving me a place to breathe, a place of hope, and for my dignity.” - Beth

Pamela's Story

“The Salvation Army introduced me to a God of love. I mean His love is… just like I feel it right now. There ain’t no drug, a drink of beer, a cigarette, nothing can give you this, what I feel right now.…

Mary Elizabeth’s Story

Mary Elizabeth is a busy single mom with two daughters ages nine and two and has a good job working as a court mediator. Her sister passed away tragically, leaving behind an infant son. Mary Elizabeth…

Janice’s Story

Janice and her husband have two young children. Their family lives in a frustrating margin: they do not make enough money to buy the food they need, yet their household income is too high to qualify for…

CeeJay's Story

CeeJay Jordan remembers when his basketball team at The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club won the North and South Carolina Boys & Girls Clubs Hoops Councils title in 2017. “I’ll never forget that moment,”…

James' Story

No matter how hard James tried, he just could not catch a break. Life knocked him down at every turn. First, his hours were slashed at both of his jobs. Then he became ill and missed two weeks of work.…

Juneteenth, Captain Hewitt

​It is no coincidence that the Juneteenth proclamation celebration is in the exact same year The Salvation Army was officially recognized in 1865. The mandate of fighting for the freedom of souls, and…

Juneteenth, Captain Roberts

​Juneteenth is not a black holiday. It is an American holiday. It was a day that American leaders sought to get it right for all enslaved people. It might have been a few people that were okay with slavery…

Keeping Hope Alive

The Salvation Army is often the place where people come when they have no where else to turn. When the phone rang at The Salvation Army location in Beaufort, South Carolina, Captain Wanda Long began talking…

One Special Call Led To Hundreds With Food

Captain Tim Scott, Georgetown South Carolina's commanding officer, could not have known when he answered the phone, one week into the COVID-19 crisis, that a portal was about to swing open allowing Salvation…

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…