Salvation Army Charlotte Blog

What Will Happen if We Don’t Act?

On this MLK Day, we are inspired by the sentiments expressed in one of Dr. King’s most often shared quotes on social media: “Life's most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

A Woman Rescued from Sex Trafficking

Usually if the phone rings at midnight, something is wrong. Salvation Army officers Lts. Chwight and Janae Olige experienced just that thing during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend this past year.

Join the FIGHT against Human Trafficking

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and at the Charlotte City Council meeting Monday evening, Mayor Jennifer Roberts read a proclamation recognizing the occasion.

$18,000 Raised Through "Shaq Thompson's Sacks for Kids"

As Carolina Panther fans, we always cheer when the defense sacked the quarterback but thanks to Salsarita’s and linebacker, Shaq Thompson, we cheered a little louder.

A Community Comes Together

You’ve probably heard of the old saying, “Many hands make light work.” Well, it’s accurate and on full display this year at the Salvation Army Christmas Center.

A Busy Week in Bethlehem

It was a busy week in Bethlehem. The small town had ballooned in size as long lost family members returned, somewhat under duress, to pay the required taxes of Caesar Augustus.

Lowe's Renovation Across the Nation

This holiday season, the Milton Road Boys & Girls Club is celebrating the gift of a major renovation thanks to Lowe's

Shopping for 100 Angels

How long does it take to shop for over 100 Angels from the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program? Stephen Ratcliffe knows the answer.

When you donate to a Red Kettle, Expect Change

As the song says, Christmas is the most wonderful time of year. But, for many in our community, it’s simply not so. Many families struggle this time of year, dealing with loss, financial troubles, homelessness or hunger.

Serving with a Passion for Her “Brothers and Sisters in Arms”

Leah comes from a long line of servicemen, but she was the first female in her family to decide to serve. Her first call was to her father – a veteran of Vietnam, a Green Beret with the U.S. Army Special Forces, and the most “hard-core Army dude you can think of.”

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