During the summer months, many people struggle fight the heat and stay cool due to financial barriers. Thanks to a generous donation from a member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, individuals in need throughout Metro Atlanta were given free boxed fans at the Kroc Center of Atlanta. In addition, eight Salvation Army corps locations also participated in the give away; resulting in a total of 2,000 free electric boxed fans distributed to those in need.
Effective Friday, June 15, The Salvation Army’s Financial Emergency Services (FES) for Fulton County will relocate to our Red Shield/Harbor Light Corps at 469 Marietta Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30313. If you need emergency financial assistance, please call Red Shield at 404-486-2710 beginning Monday, June 25.
The Salvation Army of Gwinnett County was awarded a $10,000 challenge grant from the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia. The funds will benefit the county’s Home Sweet Home program, which helps newly homeless families get back on their feet.
On June 5, The Salvation Army Marietta Corps held their annual appreciation dinner for the volunteers and donors who help do the most good in the community throughout the year. These individuals support a number of Salvation Army initiatives, including Christmas bell ringing and Angel Tree programs. The dedication, service, and support of our supporters is what makes The Salvation Army what it is to this day. This image displays one of many awards given that night to the Douglas/Cobb County Salvation Army supporters.
On Friday, June 1, The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta and Duck Donuts celebrated National Donut Day. Volunteers dressed as Salvation Army Donut Girls (“Donut Lassies”), and patrons got a chance to try a specialty crafted Salvation Army donut that the Duck Donuts team created after the Lassies’ namesake.
The national holiday was created in Chicago in 1938 as a Salvation Army fundraiser to honor the women who served doughnuts soldiers in WWI. Today, National Donut day is recognized as a symbol of comfort to all. How sweet!
The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Area Command raised more than $53,000 through this year’s Kettle Krush 5K, presented by The Home Depot Foundation. More than 300 people registered for the race and 1-mile Fun Run – the most ever for this event. All of the proceeds from the race will be used to fight poverty, homelessness, and human trafficking in metro Atlanta.
Click here view a list of overall finishers.
See all award winners here.
And to view all photos from Saturday’s race, click here.
The Salvation Army’s Gwinnett County Corps’ “Home Sweet Home” program is getting a boost, thanks to Publix’s “Food For All” program. Home Sweet Home helps homeless individuals and families in need.
In this photo, Publix managers John Green (left) and Brad Shandor (right) present Gwinnett County Corps Officer Lt. Jeremy Mockabee with a check for $16,110.29
Thank you, Publix, for continuing to help The Salvation Army do the most good in our communities.
It’s National Volunteer Week! The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta is thankful for all of our faithful volunteers. We couldn’t help those in need in our communities without dedicated individuals who devote their time to doing the most good for others.
Hear a few of our wonderful volunteers explain why they choose to serve with The Salvation Army.
Lieutenant Jose Valentin, who oversees The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Area Command’s Cobb/Douglas County Corps, recently spoke to The War Cry about the event that changed his life—and brought him closer to God.
Continue reading, here.
Members of The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Atlanta pose with Major Bob and Captain Kathy Parker (far left) outside the newly painted mural at Bellwood in August 2017.
Youths at The Salvation Army’s Bellwood Boys and Girls Clubs are getting a new synthetic turf football field, thanks to the generosity of the NFL Foundation and the Atlanta Falcons. But it’s not just a football field—it’s a safe, welcoming place for kids to play and feel part of something bigger. We’re immensely grateful for this wonderful gift.
To read more about this project, click here.