Trade-In Trade-Up: Donate New or Gently Used Clothing at Stein Mart This Weekend

21 03 2014


Last year, The Salvation Army was able to provide clothing to 227,624 people throughout Georgia. This weekend, you can help us provide for those in need again when you donate your new or gently used clothing at Stein Mart!

Beginning March 20 through March 22, Stein Mart and The Salvation Army will partner together for their Trade-In Trade-UP Event. Stein Mart is asking for their customers to donate new or gently used clothing and in return receive two coupons towards the purchase of a new item. 

You can visit the the Stein Mart locations in Macon and Augusta to participate!

All donations are tax-deductible and will be given to The Salvation Army in your local community. Stop by Stein Mart and donate your items to benefit the work of The Salvation Army.


Success Story: Toccoa Salvation Army Lends a Hand to Family During a Devastating Time

17 03 2014

A man and his wife came to The Salvation Army Toccoa for rental assistance. He had just been told 2 months ago that he had stage 4 pancreatic cancer and would only live another 3 month to a year. The couple had three very young children, and this family of five had been living on the father’s disability without access to another source income– as primary caregiver for both her husband and her children, the mother could not go to work. The family also had extra expenses in car and travel due to trips to Athens for the father’s treatments.In addition to the awful pain of losing a husband and father, the prospect of becoming homeless was devastating.

Through Project Hope, the Salvation Army was able to pay for four months of rent, as well as provide food and clothing to the family. They were also referred to places to receive counseling while experiencing this trauma. Learn more about how you can help us lend a hand to others like this family in their time of need through Project Hope!

Success Story: Gainesville Center of Hopes Lends Hand to Single Mother

12 03 2014

We’d like to share a wonderful success story out of Gainesville!

A single mom and her two children were brought to The Salvation Army Gainesville Center of Hope by a caring church staff member last August. The church also sponsored her by paying her initial deposit–required in order to occupy a family apartment.

The single mom had no job at the time, but was diligent in her search for employment. She adhered to the rules and regulations, policies and procedures and guidelines of our program, and participated in the Life Skills Classes as well as the newly implemented Day Services Program offered by The Salvation Army Gainesville.

Within a few weeks, she secured a job and began providing for her family. This single mom and her two children have been progressing for the duration of their residency in TheCenter of Hope Work Program. They have been model residents in every way. They have done everything that has been required of them and they are now in their last week of residency in our Work Program.

They have found a place of their own. And their future looks bright.

Success Story: Salvation Army Athens Provides Safe Place for Life Transition

5 03 2014

Mary came to The Salvation Army Athens after her sister had severe health needs began to require additional support. Because she wanted to be able to help her sister, she relocated to the Athens shelter to start over.

During her time with The Salvation Army, she sought out counseling with Advantage Behavioral Health Systems. This was the first time Mary was able to find support and talk about challenges that she had faced and overcome in the past few years.She also began to save money, allowing herself to have a savings once she moved into a new place. Advantage Behavioral Health systems will stably house her, and she will be able to maintain her unit while working with them long term.

During Mary’s time at The Salvation Army Athens,  she was able to accomplish many things. She has remained sober, she has helped take care of her sister after several kidney surgeries, and she has stabilized herself in preparation to move into her own place. The Salvation Army is so glad to have provided a safe place for Mary to stay during her transition.

The Salvation Army has 19 emergency shelters and transitional housing facilities across Georgia, visit our website for more information about Salvation Army services in your area!

News Round Up: Being a Shield During Winter Storm Pax

17 02 2014


When Winter Storm Pax hit Georgia last week with major winter weather, The Salvation Army Georgia was able to reach out a helping hand to those in need of aid. Across the state, we were able to provide meals and shelter, aid the homeless, and serve first responders. We’d like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who was able to help our neighbors with us. Here’s a round up of what we were able to do!

Across the State:

In Augusta:

In Atlanta:


The Salvation Army St. Marys Did the Most Good in 2013!

4 02 2014

The Salvation Army St. Marys Service Center did a lot of good in 2013…here’s a recap!

  • January 22, 2013 – “Filling Camden’s Pantries” filled 9 Camden County pantries with food collected during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season in 2012.
  • Annual Meeting – 85 Local and State attendees to honor those who serve with The Salvation Army locally to help others who need us most.  Donors and Volunteers were recognized for service hours and financial commitments and partnerships. Majors Gary and Beth Sturdivant gave the program for the evening.
  • St. Marys United Methodist Church Foundation – $125,000 grant awarded to build the The Salvation Army St. Marys Social Service and Resource Center.
  • Disaster Training May 9, 2013 – 26 Attendees
  • Camp – 30 Camden County children joined hundreds of children at Camp Grandview in Jasper, Georgia in 2013.  Camp can truly change the life or path of a child through education and fun activities at this week-long camp.
  • Disaster Training – Disaster Food Service Training- October 9, 2013 – 24 Attendees
  • Thanksgiving Baskets – 100 Families were delivered a turkey and all the fixings. Collaborative Partnership with St. Marys Kiwanis Club and the Camden County School System.
  • Christmas for Camden Kids – St. Marys Kiwanis Club/The Salvation Army – Served 982 local children that would otherwise not have toys for Christmas in Camden County.
  • Rotary Club “Fill The Bag” Food Drive – Huge Success – Received enough food to fill our pantry and share with 8 other local church food pantries.

How the Salvation Army Tifton Did the Most Good in 2013!

4 02 2014

The Salvation Army strives to do the most good in your communities across Georgia. Our friends at The Salvation Army Tifton Service Center want to celebrate all the wonderful ways they were able to participate in their community in 2013! Here’s a recap of what we were able to do this year:

  • Hosted Donut Days for veterans
  • Mayor Proclamation of National Salvation Army Week
  •  Took 10 children to Camp Grandview
  •  Participated in Emergency Preparedness Fair
  • Planned and participated in C.A.R.E. for the Homeless Fair
  • Received food from numerous canned food drives
  • Participated with and received volunteers from Hands on Tifton
  • Supplied Thanksgiving Meal to 31 Seniors 60+
  • 2nd Annual Red Kettle Kick Off
  • Participated in Fill The Truck with Wal-Mart
  • Participated in Santa’s Helpers/Toys for Tots Toy Distribution

Thank you Tifton for a wonderful 2013!

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