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Hope on Wheels - Salvation Army Mobile Canteens

Today, twelve Salvation Army mobile feeding kitchens are rolling in from all over the Carolinas and Georgia, ready to serve a hot meal, a cold drink, and spread God’s love to people who have been devastated by the historic floods in South Carolina. Currently, The Salvation Army is serving in multiple locations throughout South Carolina—from the coast to the Midlands area—and response is expanding as roads and neighborhoods become accessible.

Naomi Makes a Difference

Most high school students aren't thinking about how they can make an impact on the world. There are a lot of other things that compete for their attention. For high school senior Naomi, however, having a positive impact is very important. Her story begins with The Salvation Army.

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.

From Camper to Staff to Employee

Summer camp was my escape, my first taste of freedom, my safe haven. Without going into too many details of my past, I will simply say my childhood wasn’t princesses and fairytales. My dad had many demons in his life that rocked a marriage and eventually caused the downfall of a household. That is when a Salvation Army van pulled into my neighborhood.

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.

Salvation Army Shelters Prepared for Cold Weather

The arctic blast swept across North and South Carolina Wednesday night causing temperatures in some parts of our division to drop below 0 degrees. As the cold air settled in, our doors opened for those who needed a warm place to stay.

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!