SERVING OUR NEIGHBORS WITH FAITH, HOPE & LOVE


At The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte, we’ve been serving our neighbors in need since 1904. Everything we do is in service of rendering love, support, and guidance to those who’ve lost their way, lost their homes, lost their hope, or simply need encouragement and a helping hand. Because that’s what God intended for us to do. And, that's what love is.

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2021 SNAPSHOTS OF HOPE


For National Donut Day, The Salvation Army served free doughnuts at StarMed Healthcare’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic (June 2021).

Central Church has been a committed partner for many years. They assembled dozens of “Welcome Home” baskets filled with essential household items for families transitioning from the Center of Hope to a new home (March 2021).

The Carolina Panthers and logistics management company transportation Insights hosted our Boys & Girls Clubs members for a special workforce development program. Members learned about all the work opportunities in sports, from game day staff and ticketing to marketing and sponsorships (August 2021).


Canoeing and birdwatching made for a great time outdoors for our Boys & Girls Club members with our friends from the NC Wildlife Federation and Great Outdoors University (August 2021).

Our Boys & Girls Club program aims to inspire students to achieve their dreams after high school. Through college tours, students gain insight into what their futures could look like. For some, it could mean attending a great university like UNC-Greensboro (July 2021).

In July 2021, we began moving families into a local hotel we leased and named “Booth Commons at Mulberry – a Salvation Army Community.” Today, The Salvation Army owns the nearly 52,000-square-foot facility, which has space to accommodate 100 families at a time. Each apartment-style unit is complete with a bathroom and kitchen for families to prepare their own meals (July 2021).

OUR PROGRAMS

Homeless Services

Homelessness creates hopelessness. Loss of hope is a tragic condition, and yet this tragedy persists in ever-increasing numbers in our community and nation. The causes are many: loss of income due to job layoffs and losses, domestic violence, addiction and mental illness. Our foundation of faith compels us to do everything we can to help restore security and hope to these families. Through The Salvation Army Center of Hope and its housing programs, we help women and children experiencing homelessness with their immediate needs of food and shelter, while working with them to provide a successful path to stability. Last year, we served 5,645 people; provided 222,120 meals; and 143,004 nights of lodging.  

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Boys & Girls Clubs

Today’s youth face incredible challenges. Some of those challenges are unique to their generation—cyberbullying, gang pressures, gun and domestic violence, and lack of technical resources to keep up academically, to name just a few. And the pandemic has brought new challenges. As parents have struggled to navigate the uncertainty, so have their children. Since 1934, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs’ mission has been to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, seven Clubs serve nearly 800 school-aged members.

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Christmas Assistance

At The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte, we provide several avenues for offering love, hope and joy to families in need during Christmas. Our holiday giving programs include Angel Tree, Silver Bells and Empty Stocking Fund. Through these programs and the remarkable generosity from the community, we are grateful to be able to provide Christmas gifts and gift cards to thousands of children, seniors on fixed incomes and individuals with disabilities. Last year, we served more than 15,000 people - more than 6,000 families - through these programs.

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Camp Walter Johnson

Continuing a long-standing service and history of Salvation Army camping in the Carolinas, 143-acre Camp Walter Johnson was opened in Denton, N.C. in 1974. Each summer, youth from many Salvation Army units all over the Carolinas come to Camp Walter Johnson on High Rock Lake for a life-changing week.

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Emergency Disaster Services

Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) brings together Salvation Army officers, staff and volunteers to provide food, shelter, clothing and spiritual comfort to first responders and survivors of disasters in the area and throughout the nation. Floods, fires and hurricanes do devastating harm. Since 1900, The Salvation Army has offered aid to people in places where we can do the most good—and stay as long as we are needed.

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Adult Rehabilitation Center

Addiction in America is an insidious epidemic. Seemingly overnight, it stealthily robs so many of their livelihoods, homes, families, and in the end, their dignity and hope. In our community, countless men suffer from and with it. Overcoming drug and alcohol addiction is rarely done alone. This kind of healing requires unconditional love from others—champions in their corner who have faith in them. And we must meet the call. Through the generous donations to our area Family Stores, we’re able to change the lives of men in our community battling addictions—giving them hope and a new beginning. Proceeds from the Family Stores support the Adult Rehabilitation Center, which serves 116 men at a time.

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Charlotte is home to two Salvation Army Worship Centers (Corps) where people from all walks of life can find healing and a sense of family through weekly worship services, Bible studies, music programs and activities for seniors and youth. Visit our Faith page for more information.

TEMPLE CORPS - 940 Marsh Road, Charlotte, NC 28209

BELMONT CORPS - 901 Belmont Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205


TOTAL PROGRAM STATS


23,796 People Served

332,266 Meals/Snacks Served

169,675 Nights of Lodging Provided

10,130 Articles of Clothing Provided

1,234 Volunteers

4,966 Volunteer Hours Served



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