Ways You Can Serve:

The Salvation Army flag in front of stained glass windowThe Hickory Corps offers people of all ages the opportunity to participate in weekly worship services, Christian children and youth programs & other community activities. Sunday School is at 9:45AM, Sunday worship services are at 11AM & 6PM, Wednesday services begin at 7PM. Senior Adult, Men’s and Women’s programs are throughout the week. Spiritual direction & guidance are given children & youth through Sunbeams, Girl Guards, Adventure Corps, & Teen Group programs. Youth Brass Band gives children & youth the opportunity to learn to read & play music through a Christian venue.


The Salvation Army first used a kettle to collect funds for Christmas in 1891. Today, the red kettle is a familiar part of the Christmas scene in communities across the United States. Proceeds from the Red Kettle Campaign put gifts under trees and hot food on the table of those less fortunate. The Salvation Army also visits shut-ins and distributes coats to children in need. None of this would be possible without the large numbers of volunteers who step up each Christmas.

Our partners are:
A Cleaner World
Catawba County Schools
CV Cleaners
Hickory City Schools
Highland Cleaning Center
Kelley's Village Cleaners
Modern Cleaners
Newton-Conover Schools
Professional Cleaners
Quality Cleaners
Valley Hills Mall
Wyke's Cleaners

Crisis Help Center

The Emergency Assistance program with mortgages, rent, utilities, emergency food and donations of clothing and furniture through our offices in Hickory, Morganton, Granite Falls, Taylorsville, Marion, Boone and West Jefferson. Additionally, through this program people are able to stabilize their crisis situations and maintain self respect and dignity.

Shelter Of Hope

The Shelter of Hope is a safe and secure place for homeless men, women, and children to stay while their basic human needs are met. Residents receive two meals a day (breakfast and supper) and are provided with clean linens and all necessary personal hygiene products. Guidance and direction are given to each client toward transitional and permanent housing opportunities.

Family Stores

The Salvation Army of Hickory operates nine Family Stores in its service area. Each Family Store offers great new and slightly used clothing, household items, and other "stuff" that is "another man's treasure." Revenue generated in our Family Stores help provide the resources necessary to offer individuals in our community a "hand up."

Boys & Girls Club

Through The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs in Burke and Catawba counties children and youth are provided educational after-school and summer daycare, gang prevention education, sports and recreation, and programming which shape them into caring, responsible, productive young people in our community. Spiritual Direction is given to children and youth through character building programs.

Disaster Services

Disasters are not scheduled. Hurricanes, floods, fires, ice storms, tornadoes, and other natural events don't wait for a convenient time to happen, but no matter what they do, The Salvation Army and its volunteers are ready to respond. These volunteers are trained to provide food, water, clothing, and comfort to victims and emergency responders.