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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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…

From Tornadoes to Toys

Seven tornados tore through eastern North Carolina on April 25. One tornado that later received an EF3 designation, damaged or destroyed almost 200 homes, injured 16 people, and claimed the life of 11-month-old…

Responding to Eastern NC Tornadoes

The Salvation Army has been active in responding to tornadoes that struck in eastern North Carolina this past weekend. This response involves providing physical and spiritual needs to survivors and first…

Stein Mart Hosts “Trade In, Trade Up” Event to Benefit The Salvation Army

Stein Mart and The Salvation Army are partnering March 20-22 for the retailer’s “Trade In, Trade Up” event. Shoppers are encouraged to bring their new or gently used clothing this weekend to Stein Mart…

"Project Phoenix Learning Center" Dedicated in Winston-Salem

The Jim and Cheryl Caldwell Foundation, Chris Paul’s CP3 Foundation and The Salvation Army proudly dedicated the grand opening of a new computer lab and learning center called the “Project Phoenix Learning…

You Make a Difference

We are so grateful for our volunteers. If you don't know, there is absolutely no way that we could ever be as effective if we didn't have your help. We know that we are so lucky to have volunteers that…

Hams for Hunger

The Salvation Army staff in Greenville, South Carolina is used to giving away food to individuals in need, 365 days a year. Today the non-profit organization is the one receiving a large food gift, right…

What's a SAWSO?

The Salvation Army World Services Office (SAWSO) has been providing international assistance in pursuit of its goal of finding lasting solutions to poverty. Particularly, right now, we're invovled in the…

Doing the Most Good

"Doing the Most Good" is The Salvation Army's national brand strategy and distinct identifiable message. Moreover, it is a promise the organization makes to its contributors, clients, associates, officers…

History of William Booth

William Booth embarked upon his ministerial career in 1852, desiring to win the lost multitudes of England to Christ. He walked the streets of London to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to the poor, the…