What We Do
The Salvation Army helps people overcome challenging circumstances so that they can live quality productive lives by giving them practical tools and necessities. Our areas of service include providing transitional shelter-to-housing programs for single women and young mothers (Center of Hope), disaster relief, offering rehabilitation and work programs to men with addiction. We also hold the only charter to operate Boys & Girls Clubs in Mecklenburg and Union counties, offering impactful educational experiences for families that need after school and summer camp services. We are a part of the Christian faith and this faith motivates us to serve all with compassion and dignity. IMPACT OF COVID-19 - SPECIFIC NEEDS: Please review our SHARE at Home engagement opportunities for ways you can help us. How can I help The Salvation Army now? Consider covering the cost of a meal provided to the families staying at the Center of Hope. Visit: https://www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/charlotte/make-a-contribution/adopt-a-meal-program Purchase a needed item for the Center of Hope shelter: Items can be dropped off at: 534 Spratt St., Charlotte, NC Hand Sanitizer Lysol Wipes Lysol Spray Diapers - All sizes Baby formula Baby wipes
- A Methodist minister began working with the poor in London, England's East Side. His work became "The Salvation Army" known in 118 countries today.
- The Salvation Army Red Kettle is an iconic part of Christmas in the United States. The tradition began in 1891 in San Francisco, California.
- The Salvation Army began serving people in Mecklenburg County in 1904. Eighty-three cents of every dollar donated goes directly to programs.
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