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

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…

The Salvation Army’s Nationwide Response to Coronavirus

The Salvation Army nationwide is monitoring and responding to COVID-19

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…

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…

Amy's Story

Amy and her family lived the typical middle-class story. They had a home, fresh food in the kitchen, and had all of their basic needs met. But, as it so often can, life threw them a curve ball. A series…

From One Navy Mom to Another

Susan Gilbert, proud Navy mom and Director of Social Services for The Salvation Army in Tupelo, Mississippi, found herself headed to North Carolina to serve as a Mobile Feeding Coordinator in the wake…

Powerful Partners in Disaster Recovery: Salvation Army and AmeriCorps

“I think the most valuable thing you can give is your time, it’s a really important way to be a part of the community and to help people,” says Emilie. “Volunteering with The Salvation Army has been great;…

Management of Supplies Distribution at Community Recovery Center

In partnership with New Hanover County, The Salvation Army will distribute relief supplies to Wilmington and Cape Fear area residents impacted by Hurricane Florence. To receive supplies, residents can…

The Emotional and Spiritual Care

The Salvation Army’s canteens are roving hard-hit neighborhoods in Lumberton. Offering not only cold water and a hot meal but also a listening ear. The Salvation Army understands that in times of physical…

The Salvation Army Partners with Local Church in Conway SC

As the water rose, the logistical challenges for The Salvation Army team to maintain and increase their relief operations rose, too.

The Salvation Army Canteen, A Welcome Sight in Loris, SC

For the last few days, The Salvation Army canteen (a mobile feeding unit) from Columbus, Georgia trundled through Loris, S.C. serving meals and drinks to those impacted by Hurricane Florence. The canteen…

It's More Than Meals To Mary

“I saw you were feeding people, so I went over to see if I could get some food,” says Mary, who remembers when The Salvation Army served her meals after Hurricane Hazel back in 1954. “Nowadays, we have…

Cleaning Up Carteret County Begins, One Kit At A Time

All throughout Carteret County, there are piles on the sides of the roads. Limbs and brush, furniture, mattresses, appliances and more - all evidence of a community trying to put the pieces back together. Now…