The Salvation Army of Cape Fear Women's Auxiliary

Auxiliary Officers

President: Merlyn Benson

1st Vice President: Carolyn Holleman

2nd Vice President: Doe Smith

Recording Secretary: Rachel Brown (acting)

Correspondence Secretary: Rosalie Howell

Treasurer: Ann Wainscott

Historian: Pat Schenck

Chaplaincy Team: Jan Betts, Joan Marshall

Active Members

Betty Adams, Merlyn Benson, Jan Betts, Judy Blough, Rachel Brown, Laraine Butler, Page Dunn, Marti Felter, Connie Gatlin, Kathleen Hesse, June Hickman, Dee Holland, Carolyn Holleman, Elaine Kern, Courtney Kirkham, Phyllis Long, Norma Luther, Joan Marshall, Beth Monteith, Sandra Murphy, Linda Nicks, Barbara Pigford, Dottie Playforth, Suzanne Price, Judy Roberson, Pat Schenck, Doe Smith, Pamela Spencer, Ann Wainscott, Sue Whitmore

Supporting Members

Anne Beam, Marjorie Branscome, Sandra High, Nancy Hodges, Rosalie Howell, Marcy Quinn, Betty Redmond, Sandra Stubbs

Resource Persons

Major Betty Carver, Major Leigh Ann Craddock, Lt. Col. Angie Hofman, Kay Hughes

More Information

For more information about the Women’s Auxiliary, please contact Major Leigh Ann Craddock at

Telephone 910-762-2070, Ext. #66528

Meeting Schedule

Monthly meetings of the Women’s Auxiliary are generally held on the 3rd Thursdays of the month during the months of September through May at 12:00pm at the Church located at 223 S. 3rd Street.

It is the purpose of the Women’s Auxiliary to assist The Salvation Army with their projects and with any of The Salvation Army activities in the community. One of the primary purposes of the Auxiliary is to organize ways to raise money for unfunded and/or unexpected expenses that arise during the year at the Salvation Army. In addition to raising funds, the Women’s Auxiliary helps provide volunteers for The Salvation Army projects during the Christmas season and throughout the year as the need arises.


Although The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary is not a social organization, the interaction that takes place in planning and working together on various committees and fundraisers provides good Christian fellowship, generates joy and laughter and forms many lasting relationships.

Categories of Membership

Active Member attends and participates in meetings, activities and projects and upholds membership responsibilities. Membership Dues are $20 per year.

Supporting Member is unable to attend meetings, purchases tickets for the annual Spring Fling fundraiser, provides assistance for events/activities by furnishing baked goods, silent auction items, serving, etc. Actively participates in one or more of the Christmas programs (Applications, Angel Tree, Stocking, Toy Shop. Membership Dues are $30 per year.

Layette Program

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary provides layettes for mothers of newborn babies. They also sponsor Layette Day at their May general meeting held at the Senior Center. Donated items allow us to replenish the Layette Closet with handcrafted items from the ladies of the New Hanover County Senior Center as well as from individuals within the community. Items that are needed include: onesies, sleepers, socks, receiving blankets, large and small bottles, bibs, pacifiers, and diapers. The items should be sized Newborn to 3 Months.


Spring Fling – TBA

Annual luncheon and program with musical and/or other entertainment which includes a silent auction of donated goods and services, craft sale and bake sale. Held at Pine Valley United Methodist Church, 3788 Shipyard Boulevard.

Garage Sale – TBA

Annual garage sale consisting of donations received throughout the year consisting of furniture, household goods, sports equipment, etc. Held at Pine Valley United Methodist Church, 3788 Shipyard Boulevard.