The Salvation Army Staff

Christine Shaw Long has been passionately working with The Salvation Army of Wake County for eight years. In her current role as Director of Social Ministries, Christine manages the shelter for women with children and operates a number of crisis assistance programs open to the community. 

Christine sits on the boards of the Triangle Disability Advocates and the North Carolina State University School of Social Work. Her previous board involvement includes Prevent Child Abuse, Circle of Parents and the Wake Housing and Homeless Coalition. Christine has also been instrumental in the planning and implementation of the 10-year plan to end homelessness in Wake County, and is involved with a local strategy group addressing human trafficking in North Carolina. She received her Bachelor's and Master's of Social Work degrees from East Carolina University.

Harold Clyburn serves as the Family Store Manager for The Salvation Army of Wake County. Harold's story is truly inspiring and beautifully reflects life-changing mission of The Salvation Army. After serving in the US Army for over a decade, Harold battled addiction and crime for many years, leading to eight years of incarceration. Upon his release in 2000, Harold found comfort, strength and renewed hope from The Salvation Army of Virginia Beach (VA). He began working for Family Store in Virginia as a helper and sorter, and swiftly worked his way up to Store Manager, joining the Raleigh store in December 2007.

Harold attributes The Salvation Army with saving his life and leading him back to the arms of the Lord. He rededicated his life to God and has made it a priority to help those struggling with addiction and hopelessness. He and his wife live in Raleigh and attend The Salvation Army Church in Wake County.


Sarah Smith-Ruiz is a true advocate for children. She began working with The Salvation Army of Wake County in 2008 as a Child Case Manager. She continues to help guide and foster children in their growth and development as the Program Director of The Salvation Army's After School Program. 

Sarah is an Army Veteran and received her degree in Early Childhood Education. She grew up in Garner, NC and now resides in Raleigh with her family. She spends her free time volunteering as a Troop Leader with Girls Scouts, King of Court Tennis Ministries and running in local 5k fun runs. 

Lizzy Adams
 currently serves as the Director of Public Relations & Communications, striving to promote the mission of The Salvation Army in Wake County. 

She earned her Bachelor's in Public & Interpersonal Communication from North Carolina State University in 2008 and is currently working towards a Master of Science in Communication at NC State.