Salvation Army Charlotte Blog

A divine encounter at the bus station in Charlotte changed Lisa’s life forever.

Weary from years of homelessness and sleeping on friends’ couches, she had come to Charlotte to seek help from her son. Over the years, she had suffered from depression and even attempted suicide. An alcohol addiction led her down a dangerous path – one that eventually landed her in a hospital fighting for her life. In that hospital room, Lisa had an awakening. She knew she needed a change in her life or she wouldn’t make it. To further complicate things, Lisa was, and is, the caretaker of a daughter with special needs.

Charlotte Boys & Girls Club "Youth of the Year" wins The Salvation Army's state competition.

Cameron Chambers, a senior at Olympic High School, received award for local and state organizations; now will represent NC in Boys & Girls Clubs of America competitions

How The Salvation Army's Adult Rehabilitation Center helped change Stacy's dark past into a bright future.

Stacy's drug use was costing him his family. He eventually lost his job, and later, he found himself arrested and doing time in prison. He was homeless and hopeless. Sitting in a jail cell, Stacy finally had a moment of clarity. While in prison, someone told him about The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center. When he was able to exit, he knew that’s where he needed to go.

Atrium Health Recognized for Helping Rescue Christmas

The expert team from Atrium provided months of ever-changing guidance for conducting our public interactions safely in the face of COVID-19. But, that’s not all. Atrium staff filled wish lists for hundreds of children in our community, along with providing gift cards for low-income seniors. When the time came to distribute gifts to families, Atrium employees filled scores of volunteer slots and provided personal protective equipment (PPE) for our staff and community volunteers, and supplied tents for the newly instituted drive-through process.

Community Donates Thousands of Coats in Charlotte Mechanical’s 10th Annual Coat Drive

​The 10th annual Charlotte Coat Drive has come to a close, and the team has just finished counting the coats placed in barrels around the city. Are you ready? You donated 4,023 new and gently used coats for those in need in our community!

The Leon Levine Foundation Continues its Partnership with The Salvation Army

The Leon Levine Foundation works to ensure everyone in our community, who has the desire and motivation, has an equal opportunity for success. The foundation focuses its investments in organizations that serve people who want to make a better life for themselves and their families through education and hard work.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte Awarded Remote Learning Site Grant

​The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte has been awarded a grant for $60,000 to provide temporary remote learning support for working families in our community.

Charlotte Knights and T-Mobile Bring the Pumpkin Patch to the Boys & Girls Club

The Charlotte Knights, in partnership with T-Mobile – the official sponsor of its recent “Pumpkin Patch at Truist Field” event – donated 250 pumpkins to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte.

Family Honors Late Son with Scholarship Fund in His Honor

On March 20, 2019, Philip, the 18-year-old son of Benjamin and Yvonne Moore, died unexpectedly. As his family grieved this tremendous loss, they decided to raise funds to provide a BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE scholarship to other students in Philip’s name.

Harris Teeter launches round-up campaign to support The Salvation Army

Harris Teeter announced today the launch of its United Way and Salvation Army Round Up Campaign. Through Nov. 17, Harris Teeter shoppers are invited to round up their transaction to the nearest whole dollar at checkout; 100 percent of funds raised will be distributed evenly among local United Way chapters and Salvation Army commands throughout Harris Teeter’s marketing areas.

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