Salvation Army Charlotte Blog

“Sunbeam” Student at Salvation Army Temple Corps Receives Special Recognition

This past Sunday, Aeryonna Wilder was recognized for her hard work, receiving The Salvation Army’s highest honor in the Sunbeam's program – the Commissioner’s Sunbeam Award!

A Simple "God Bless you"

The first thought that came to my mind was the phrase heart to God, hand to man! As we stood before Gods people serving hot meals.

The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte Deploying to Florida Following Hurricane Irma

The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte is deploying its mobile feeding kitchen to Florida to assist those impacted the most. Each unit is prepared to serve up to 1,500 meals with supplies initially on hand.

Salsarita’s Donates $10,000 to Hurricane Relief

To show its support for those impacted in Texas, Salsarita’s donated $1 from every burrito sold on Aug. 31 to the Salvation Army’s Disaster Relief effort. Today, Phil Friedman, CEO of Salsarita’s delivered a $10,000 check to The Salvation Army!

Shaq Thompson’s Tackles for Kids

​For the second consecutive year, NFL linebacker Shaq Thompson is leading an effort to raise funds and awareness for the local Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs. “Shaq Thompson’s Tackles for Kids” is a pledge campaign based on his season-long on-field performance.

Open Air Meeting Leads to a Saved Soul

​You don’t see them often anymore, but open air meetings were a big part of The Salvation Army. William Booth, founder of The Salvation Army, began preaching on street corners at an early age. His goal was to bring hope to the millions of people living in poverty.

Club Members Receive Back-to-School Shopping Spree

​Twenty kids from our West Blvd. and Dillehay Courts Boys & Girls Clubs had a treat this week, as they had the chance to go on a back-to-school shopping spree at Academy Sports + Outdoors.

Run with Us at Carowinds

​The Run and Ride Race is returning to Carowinds on Sept. 9-10, and The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte has been chosen as the local charity.

Toiletry Drive at the Charlotte Knights on Aug. 4

​Join us on Friday, Aug. 4, as we’ll be at the Charlotte Knights game collecting toiletry items for residents at our Center of Hope shelter.

Teens Learn How to Cook During Summer Programming

For the past four years, Brandi has been able to bring her passion for cooking to The Boys and Girls Clubs. She volunteers during the summer program every Thursday to teach the kids how to cook everything from pizza to cupcakes.

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