Wake County Blog

Induction of New Board Member: Mitchi Baker

Advisory Board members are the foundation for the public support that sustains The Salvation Army in a local community. Normally comprised of influential business leaders and public officials, this board of volunteers advises The Salvation Army on matters of community priorities and needs. They also serve as ambassadors among the influential – enlisting financial support for the cause of Hope.

Emergency Disaster Service Volunteer Training February 6th

Saturday, February 6th The Salvation Army of Wake County is hosting an introduction class for Emergency Disaster Services. The class will prepare volunteers to respond to local and national disasters that affect our community. If interested please register in advance!

Meet our new volunteer coordinator!

We are excited to introduce you to our new Volunteer Coordinator- Margaux Austin! A native of Raleigh Margaux comes to us from HopeLine and is an awesome addition to our team! She cannot wait to meet you all. Learn more about Margaux ==>

Join us at The MOST Amazing Race

The MOST Amazing Race is quickly approaching, and if you haven't joined before now is the time to hop on the bandwagon! This scavenger-hunt-like race is modeled after the "The Amazing Race" TV show and includes mental and physical challenges throughout downtown Raleigh. We want you to join us and consider volunteering for the day. Learn more about the race ==>

Fall Festival benefiting Wake Smiles & The Salvation Army:

September 19th Lifepointe Church is hosting a Fall Festival and Fundraiser benefiting The Salvation Army and Wake Smiles Dental Clinic. The night will include live music, food trucks, vendors, raffle prizes, and lots of fun for the whole family to enjoy. Come join us for the night, or sign up to volunteer! Learn more about Fall Festival ==>

VOLUNTEERS: Take our survey

We want to hear from you- please take our volunteer survey and let us know how can improve your volunteer experience!

Learn more about Project CATCH

Project CATCH started in 2011 thanks to the help of local partners and funding. The program works with 11 homeless shelter and programs in the area to ensure that they are able to correctly identify and address the needs of children in their care. In Wake County alone there are approximately 5,000 children ages 0-18 experiencing homelessness, with 2,700 of them being school aged. Learn more about Project CATCH and how you can help ==>

2015 Hoops Dreamz Tournament

The 2015 Divisional Carolina Hoops Council is a basketball tournament between all of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs and Community Centers in North and South Carolina. It was held in Greensboro, March 13-15.

Wake County Commissioner responds to the needs of families experiencing homelessness.

Commissioner Jessica Holmes was inspired by her past to provide a meal for women and children in The Salvation Army’s Shelter.

Family Fun Night: Valentine's Day

With the regular everyday stress of being a parent plus the added stress of experiencing homelessness, it is crucial that the families have the opportunity in a stress free environment to interact with each other as mother and child(ren). Family Fun Night ensures that the families have quality time with constructive fun activities. Volunteer Groups, like the JAB, make these extra special and create an impact that goes beyond a simple activity.

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