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…

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…

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…

Damien's Story

“Being young and immature, and not so much connected, I would think ‘Oh my purpose in life is to play music, or to be famous, or to make money.’ But God broke all those things down and showed me what my…

Traci's Story

The only thing that Traci knew for sure was that she had to leave. There were no other options. She quickly packed up her belongings, got in her car, and drove away, leaving behind her home, her dogs,…

Sheryl's Story

I moved into the Salvation Army's Night Shelter called the Center of Hope in November. Having been in North Carolina for two months (I’m originally from Philadelphia, PA) before this time, everything was…

Mary's Story

Mary was a young wife and mother who was married to her best friend. They first met when they were just five years old. After he finished school, he enlisted and joined the Marine Corps. His decision to…

Maria's Story

Parents want nothing more than to provide for their children. Caring for a child often means sacrifice – giving up your own comfort to make sure that your child has everything they need. For Maria, this…