Salvation Army Charlotte Blog

Join the Quicken Loans Community Challenge and Help Us Win Big

Quicken Loans has invited The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte to compete in a friendly fundraising competition with several local charities

Ally Awarded Grant to Marsh Road Club to Host Code To Success Computer Camp This Summer

Ally awarded Marsh Road Boys & Girls Club a grant and provided laptop computers for the 6-week program.

Lisa is on the path to find employment and a hopeful future

Lisa, along with 11 other women in Charlotte are now ready to embark on that journey, after recently graduating from The Salvation Army Center of Hope’s job readiness program.

Because of you, local kids have a safe place to enjoy their summer

​Summer vacation is the most anticipated time of the year for kids—but it can be the most challenging one for working parents. Thanks to the generous support of friends like you, fathers like Carlos know that their children are in good hands at our Boys & Girls Club summer day camp program.

You helped Tonea when she needed it most

​“The label of ADHD was pasted on my forehead by the time I started going to school,” explains Tonea. “I couldn’t focus on lessons or even stay in my chair for any length of time. I was labeled ‘slow,’ ‘stupid,’ or even ‘problematic.’

“Ignite Great Futures” Event Showcases Impact of Local Boys & Girls Clubs

​“Great Futures Start Here” is more than just a tagline for the Boys & Girls Club. It’s very real for its alumni. This week, several former Club members gathered to share their experiences with community leaders.

Charlotte Emergency Disaster Team Steps In to Support Neighbors in Flooded Riverside Community

Last week, devastating rains caused the Catawba River to breach its banks and flow into the Riverside community in northwest Charlotte. It was the worst flooding the area had seen since 2004, prompting evacuations, multiple water rescues and widespread destruction. This week, residents are left picking up the pieces and trying to put their lives back together. The Salvation Army, at the request of local emergency management officials, deployed its mobile feeding kitchen on Tuesday to support the community by providing food, water and other supplies.

WPEG's 28-Hour Broadcast raises $10K for The Center of Hope

After being on-air for 28 hours straight, No Limit Larry and The Morning Maddhouse raised $10,000 for The Salvation Army Center of Hope. It was all part of WPEG Power 98’s 28-Hour Broadcast.

Volunteers make We Speak Hope a huge success

As part of National Salvation Week, We Speak Hope brought nearly 150 volunteers together in uptown Charlotte to help those in need.

Tons of school supplies, toiletries and snacks were spread out along the concourse of BB&T Ballpark, where everyone helped put together packages for The USO, MEDIC, the Boys & Girls Clubs, and The Center of Hope for Women and Children.

“It just gets…

Rory McIlroy Takes a Break from Tournament to Surprise Boys & Girls Club Members

It’s not every day that a kid gets to speak with one of the top athletes in the world on FaceTime! Boys & Girls Club members from Belmont Avenue Club had the chance to chat with Rory McIlroy this week, as he took time out of his schedule at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte to check in on our kids.

In celebration of his 30th birthday, McIlroy and his…

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