Salvation Army Charlotte Blog

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.

UnitedHealthcare Ensures Club Members Are Active During Spring Break

UnitedHealthcare wants to make sure kids stay active. And, that’s why their team stopped by the Belmont Avenue Boys and Girls Club with a brand-new treadmill, 100 pedometers for our members, and $1,000 for healthy lifestyles programs.

The Salvation Army Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers for National Volunteer Week

They are the ‘army behind the army,’ who willingly share their time and support. And as part of National Volunteer Week, The Salvation Army took time to say thank you.

Not Just Changing Lives, Saving Them

For one young man, the Boys & Girls Club was a life-saver. He joined the Boys & Girls Club at his local Charlotte elementary school because his parents were concerned about leaving him at home alone. He and his older sister were “latchkey kids” -- they were used to staying at home by themselves after school until their parents returned from work. But, something had changed of late. He had started making suicidal statements, so his parents knew there was a problem and he needed help.

Faith and Perseverance Lead to Seraphina’s Fresh Start

As Charlotte wrestles with issues like lack of affordable housing and economic mobility, homelessness remains at a high level. As a result, the Center of Hope regularly operates at capacity and in many cases, calls on the local faith community to partner to address the lack of space. Every year, Providence Presbyterian Church in South Charlotte answers the call and opens its doors to 12 homeless…

12 Women Graduate from Center of Hope’s Employment Readiness Class

Finding and keeping employment that provides sufficient income is foundational for helping women experiencing homeless to get back on their feet. A dozen women are ready to embark on that journey, after graduating from The Salvation Army Center of Hope’s job readiness program.

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