Salvation Army Charlotte Blog

Remember the Children This Christmas

It’s that time of the year, with thoughts of Christmas and all that comes with the holidays. For most people, and especially those with children, it’s a time of giving. Can you imagine a kid, waking-up Christmas morning, with nothing?

You Can Give In Your Pajamas

Have you ever passed a red kettle and thought to yourself, “I don’t have any cash” and walked by wishing you could help those in need? If you have had to walk by the kettle with your head down or you look away from the bell ringer standing in the cold because you wish you could give but your wallet is full of plastic, don’t feel bad. This description fits many of us who live in the world of credit cards and online shopping.

The Bells Are Ringing

It’s that time of year again. The sights and sounds of the season are all around us. Christmas tree lightings are being planned, turkeys are being thawed and Salvation Army Bell Ringers are shining up their bells for the 125th annual Red Kettle Campaign.

Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Stuffs 3,000 Stockings

Each child in the Salvation Army Angel Tree program receives a stocking stuffed with goodies. More than a quarter of those (or 3,000) were put together this week by the faithful volunteers with the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary. More than 60 women gathered at the Christmas Center in Charlotte to stuff stockings for children in our community.

Offering Hope in Their Time of Need

For many families in need in our community, The Salvation Army is the first call during the Christmas season. It’s been that way for more than 100 years.

Doug Mayes, Charlotte TV Pioneer and Longtime Supporter, Promoted to Heaven

The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte has lost a good friend. Doug Mayes, a fixture in the Charlotte media scene for decades, passed away yesterday at the age of 93.

The Salvation Army Bringing Hope to People in Columbia and Across SC

Over the last week, sustained rainfall – in some places as much as 17 inches in as many hours – has resulted in flooding of historic proportions across the state of South Carolina. The Salvation Army is working with state and local emergency management officials to serve the community in need in some of the state’s hardest hit areas.

From homelessness to budding stardom, Damien Horne

The Hickory native, the product of a troubled home, dodged gangs, prison, and addiction within the safe haven of The Boys and Girls Clubs. Damien spent his summers at The Salvation Army’s Camp Walter Johnson in Denton, progressing from camper to counselor.

Remembering Hurricane Katrina ... Reflections From Those Who Served

As the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall rapidly approaches, some of those who served with the many Emergency Disaster Services crews that worked tirelessly in the aftermath of the storm to restore hope reflect on their service.

Amazing Adventures at Camp Walter Johnson [Video]

For many campers, Camp Walter Johnson is their escape, their first taste of freedom, their safe haven. Many of the Charlotte youth that go to camp don’t have the same backgrounds as some of the other campers do. But that doesn’t stop them from enjoying camp and taking advantage of such an amazing opportunity.

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