The Salvation Army of Wake County announces the kickoff of its capital campaign, It Takes An Army.
The campaign hopes to raise $2.5 million to support.
Entering its 135th year of service in Wake County, The Salvation Army continues to provide food for the hungry, companionship to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, opportunities for underprivileged children, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, and many more services to assist those in need.
The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. The Salvation Army’s message is based on the Bible and the ministry is motivated by the love of God. The Salvation Army’s mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
In 2020, The Salvation Army of Wake County served 87,327 individuals, provided 23,536 nights of shelter, provided 46,648 meals, supported 1,695 families through its program Project CATCH, – Community Action Targeting Children who are Homeless – assisted 81 victims of human trafficking through its program Project FIGHT, – Freeing Individuals Gripped by Human Trafficking – and handed out 152,501 new toys and gifts during Christmas.
“The needs we see are challenging, but I am confident that the compassionate action of our community is up for the challenge when lives are on the line,” said Major Chuck Whiten, area commander at The Salvation Army of Wake and Lee Counties.