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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Meeting Human Needs In Jesus Name

I followed a canteen to Eastover, South Carolina. It is a small rural town about 22 miles outside of Columbia. A drive that should have taken 44 minutes became almost two hours because a bridge collapsed…

A Message About Financial Gifts

At this point in our response, financial gifts provide us the best opportunity to meet people's needs. The dynamic nature of disaster response means that we often don't have the logistics to receive the…

Bringing Hope to South Carolina

The historic rainfall this past weekend has been life changing for thousands of individuals and families across South Carolina. What you may not have seen are the stories of people coming together to support…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Micah's Story

As a child, Micah’s mother worked tirelessly to provide for her four sons and to raise them right. Micah knew this and loved his mother immensely. When he began to experience abuse by a member of the family,…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Oscar's Story

The notion of childhood has changed greatly over the past number of years. In the past, children would spend hours outside after school, exploring, learning, and building friendships. Today, it seems that…

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…

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