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Doing the most good in a hurting world SM


2009 greater high point

Annual Report


OTHER

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

How You Can Follow Us Website: http://www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/highpoint Facebook - Boys and Girls Club: http://www.facebook.com/pages/sabgchighpoint Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/salarmyhp

How You Can Visit Us Administrative Office 301 West Green Drive High Point, NC 27260 * 1.336.881.5400 * Open Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Boys and Girls Club: 121 SW Cloverleaf Place High Point, NC 27260 * 1.336.881.5440 * Open Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Family Store: 1501 South Main Street High Point, NC 27260 * 1.336.881.5420 * Open Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m. William Booth Garden Apartments: 123 SW Cloverleaf Place High Point, NC 27260 * 1.336.881.5450 * Open Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m.

How You Can Give To Us Monetarily: Drop off a check at or mail to our Administrative Office at 301 West Green Drive, donate online through our website, or call our office with your credit card information. Clothing, Furniture and/or Household Items: Drop off your donation at our Family Store at 1501 South Main or call 1.336.881.5424 to arrange a pickup. Your Time: Contact Anjani Webb at anjani.webb@uss.salvationarmy.org for volunteer opportunities.

The Salvation Army is a Partner Agency of the United Way of Greater High Point

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Advisory

partners

Advisory Board Members

Chairman Bill Goodman Vice-Chairman Roger Sims Secretary Sue Brammer Treasurer Randy Carda

Karen McNeill Harris Edgar Levy Mike Pugh Plato Wilson Faye Wright Joe Youngblood Teresa Huffman Heinz Kattenfeld

Bill Kester Bart Lassiter Ray McAllister John (Skip) Queen Bob Parrish Crystal Thornton Karen Adams Dennis Carroll

Charles O. Gordon, Jr. Doug Page Bishop Thomas B. Stockton Chief David Taylor Anne White

Miles Gurley Barry Kitley Ray Kuethe Brian Mabe Captain Eddie McCluney Todd Messner Kevin Morris

Punkin Parker Suzette Polen Ked Powell Ed Price Dale Richardwson Scott Tilley

Debbie Irvin Peggy Johnson Peggy Jones Nancy Kattenfeld Kathleen Killebrew Gennie Kirby Barbra Lassiter Judy Lillis Amanda Magill Lois Markham Betty Martin Susan Martz Julia Faye Metcalfe Nancy Michal Molly Miler-Beard JoAnn Owings Ruth Parks Jo Parrish Janice Peters Janis Pitts Connie Price Nanabeth Rankin Denise Reagan

Carrie Reynolds Barbara Rice Jean Rowland Phyllis Rowland Odis Sanders Patti Saunders Shirley Scheer Tonia Stephenson Georgia Starnes Jean Stockton June Taylor Muriel Taylor Bootsy Tucker Robin Tysinger Polly Upton Jean Wagoner Louise Washburn Mittie White Amelia Wilson Barbara Wilson Dixie Wilson Faye Wright

Advisory Council Members

Chairman Allen Tomlinson Vice Chariman Suzette Polen Treasurer Kevin Harron Secretary Chip Harris

RaMona Alexander Fred Barnes Nat Bolds Melanie Bruton Michelle Cobrier Gart Evans Charlene Green John Grein

Women’s Auxiliary Members

President Punkin Parker Vice-President Karen Philbin Recording Secretary Patti Saunders Corresponding Secretary Helen Runyan Treasurer Connie Driver Past-President Robin Goodman Salvation Army Representative Captain Vicki Perez Caryl Adams Debby Allen Sue Anderson Gayle Badgett Sue Baxter Mary Berger Molly Bibee 12

Dawn Bingham Bette Borgeson Betsy Brodd Lou Cater Dot Coggin Kristine Cox Peggy Cox Lucille Crawford Dot Culler Carolyn Doss Jane Dunbar Sallie Edwards Emily Farrell Joyce Greene Mabel Greer Jane Halstead Vicki Hamilton Mary Harris Willie Hauser Judy Hayworth Millie Henderson Jean Herring Randall Honeycutt


Mission

statement

The Salvation Army,

an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.

Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

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from the

Advisory Board Chairman

Serving as The Salvation Army’s Advisory Board chairman in High Point this past year has been an exciting and rewarding experience. It has been a great honor to work alongside The Salvation Army’s dedicated staff as they tirelessly serve those in need. But all their efforts would not be possible if it were not for your caring and concern. Just as the needy rely on The Salvation Army, the Army relies on the community to provide the necessary support to continue our many services and programs. On behalf of The Salvation Army Advisory Board and staff, I thank you for your generosity in the past year. I trust that you will continue to join with us as we remain committed to doing the most good in High Point. Sincerely,

Bill Goodman, Advisory Board Chairperson

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Local activity Volunteering When The Salvation Army hits the streets in our community during an emergency situation–whether it is a man-made disaster, a local fire, or the emergency of a natural disaster–there is always an auxiliary contingent of volunteers from the community to help. Often called “the army behind the Army,” these donors are more than just curbside observers. Buttons reading “Doing the most good” are regularly pinned to business suits, kitchen aprons, overalls, and designer sportswear. The people that those uniforms represent come from literally all walks of life to offer advice, Christmas pies, strong backs, and large donations. It might be a hand-crocheted afghan donated by an elderly woman, given eventually to a needy contemporary. It might be thousands of dollars in corporate grants to fund an important mission in High Point. It might be the unusual sight of a weekend biker with a 6-foot-tall stuffed animal that’s perched on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Whatever form it takes, volunteer service is not something to be taken for granted. The Salvation Army in High Point regularly recognizes its partners in service with trophies, local civic dinners, notes of appreciation, and sincere friendship. But these volunteers know that the debt of gratitude is reciprocal. They know that by devoting their lives to service, Salvation Army soldiers stand in the gap between the haves and the have-nots. They provide an invaluable service as intercessors. They are the vessels of genuine compassion and concern on the part of society’s givers to those who so desperately need that attention.

Honoring Volunteers Hundreds of Salvation Army programs are made possible through the time and effort of more than 3,539,000 volunteers nationwide. Locally, The Salvation Army of High Point had 11,425 volunteers for a total of 25,232 hours. This saved The Salvation Army $182,932. Volunteer’s time and efforts are valued and needed. Food shelf workers, Corps Community Center program leaders, and Sunday school teachers; emergency and disaster services teams; Family Store clerks; and Toy Shop elves are all volunteers. And they come from all walks of life, using their talents to strengthen the programs that serve their communities and our community.

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Local activity A Child’s Story

Boys and Girls Club The Salvation Army’s Boys and Girls Club of High Point is a second home to many youth throughout the community. The youth who attend the Club in the summertime or during the school year for after-school care become a part of the family at the Club. Each staff member and volunteer strives to provide Club members with the essential tools they need to become productive citizens in the future. The Club has a line of tested and proven nationally recognized programs

A girl, who had never held a

that address today’s most pressing youth issues, teaching young people the skills they need to succeed in life. The programs are available in the areas

basketball, was given the opportunity

of education, the environment, health, the arts, careers, alcohol/drug and

to play through the Club’s Triple Play

pregnancy prevention, leadership development, athletics, and most

program. She was hesitant at first but

importantly, spiritual development. The Club holds many events throughout the year for the youth who are

after participating and learning basic

served. Most major holidays are celebrated with a party including Valentine’s

skillls, the young lady discovered she

Day, Easter, Independence Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

had a natural talent for the game. Before, she didn’t really like to exercise but has come to learn that she really enjoys it and is very pround of her

There are multiple field trips throughout the year as well, including places such as the High Point Museum, Theatre Art Galleries, High Point Swim Club, the YWCA for swimming and pottery classes, bowling, roller skating, ice skating, the Natural Science Center, and much more. Fundraisers are vitally important to the Club. In the past year, fundraisers included a used Furniture Sale, a “Suds for Clubs” Car Wash with Twin

new skills. She loves to show them off

Oaks and Splish Splash Car Wash centers, the “Kruisin’ for the Kids” Auto

to the staff on a regular basis!

Show presented by NAPA Autocare Centers, and sales from discount cards that allows card holders to receive a discount at various places throughout the community. The Club can only function with good volunteers. The most important opportunity is the Advisory Council. The Council is comprised of caring individuals who like to make a brighter future for the children who are served at the Club. The Council members serve on various committees that help the day-to-day operations of the Club. Anyone interested in helping a child are encouraged to contact the Club staff to get involved.

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from the

Commanding Officer

As you review the contents of this annual report, you will note the thousands of lives that were touched by our many ministries last year in Greater High Point. We were able to offer hope and new beginnings to those who were in need. Meeting people at their point of need and communicating the love of God through practical expressions of compassion is the mission of The Salvation Army. It is a big job, and the needs will only increase as our community continues to grow and change. But with YOUR SUPPORT and encouragement, The Salvation Army will continue doing the most good, carrying out our commitment of meeting material and spiritual needs. May God bless you. In His service,

Tony Perez, Captain, Commanding Officer

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Services to

individuals Comprehensive Assistance Shelter 2045 Persons served 59856 Meals provided 17937 Numbers of days’ care 17937 Total days occupancy/use 364 Number days open Social Services 6967 Persons served 2519 Person served for the first time 347 Volunteers 2025 Volunteer hours 22016 Clothing items distributed 2674 Furniture items distributed

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Camp 45 Persons provided camp experience 234 Total number of days provided Visitation

1563 Grocery orders provided

Hours of Visitation

1629 Utility assistance provided

864 Officers

320 Rental assistance provided

212 Others

3502 Interviews/sessions with

182 Community Care Ministries

individuals

335 Visits

105 Education

182 Pastoral

827 Referrals

12819 Number of persons visited


Local activity Family Store Events

A big “Thank You”

March

We are humbled and touched by the community’s continued

Stein Mart and The Salvation Army came together for the nationwide “Give and Receive” event

support of The Salvation Army programs. Moreover, we thank you–our donors, volunteers, and advisory organization members– for helping make miracles possible with generous contributions of money, time, and energy. Our goal is simple: We will continue to provide services with your support. Whether it’s a night of shelter,

where customers received Stein Mart

a hot meal, or a guiding hand, someone’s life will be changed. We

coupons for their clothing donations to

would never be able to tell you about all of them, but think of the

The Salvation Army Family Stores. May

homeless person who was rehabilitated and now counsels others on the road to ending their homelessness. Think of the family with nowhere to go that was taken in and cared for until they could get back on their feet. And think of the children who

Wal-Mart and FOX 8/WGHP partnered with our Family Store, rallying for donations for our “Stuff

graduated from high school because the Army operated a summer school program in our community. Imagine all the stories behind the numbers as you read this report, and you will see that it really has been a good year for our community.

the Truck” event. Almost three truckloads of itmes were collected. Year-Round

The Salvation Army Family Store helps those in need everyday with clothing and household items. Clothing vouchers are provided at the Administration Office and furniture vouchers are also given for burn-out victims and residents that successfully complete our shelter-plus program. The S a lvat i on A r m y, 1 8 6 5 – 2 0 0 9 A n n u a l R e p o r t

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Financial

highlights

Bequests

Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2009

Your continuing interest and support may be expressed by remembering The Salvation Army in your will or

2008 ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT

The Salvation Army High Point, North Carolina Statement of Cash Transactions Year ended 2009

through a wide variety of other giving opportunities. For further information

Revenue

and advice, contact Donna Grove at

Public support received directly: $654,035 Contributions $518,729 Donations in kind $53,955 Special events

1-800-254-0229. Every day, in many ways, men and women engage in uncommon acts of generosity. Once the decision to make a gift is made, however, careful planning will ensure the most cost-effective result. Through conversation and consultation with your advisers and a Salvation Army representative, you can develop a strategy of charitable giving that works both to your advantage and for those helped by The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army offers document drafting assistance and trustee services providing professional investment management and administration.

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Support received indirectly: $225,899 Allocated by federated fund $72,676 Fees/grants from government agencies $145,553 Other revenue/internal support $261,375 Boys and Girls Club $369,997 Family Store TOTAL SUPPORT AND REVENUE: $2,302,219

Expense Program and supporting services: $498,043 Staff compensation $14,518 Professional fees $1,079,342 Other program and general expense $112,210 Payments to supervising headquarters $278,907 Boys and Girls Club $373,498 Family Store Total Expense: $2,356,518 $(54,299) Excess (deficiency) of revenue over expenses


Social adjustment &

development Group Activities

Social program centers

Women’s Ministries 57

William Booth Gardens Apartments

Men’s Fellowship Club 53

Activities 382

Teen Group 42

Interviews/sessions 400

Adventure Corps 39

Physical education 68

Sunbeams 39

Individuals cared for 910

Girl Guards 34

Social and special events 60

Youth brass band 27

Boys and Girls Club

Administration

Number attending sessions 2356

Officers 2

Number days open 235

Employees 30

Total days camp provided 234

Advisory Organizations

Education meetings 550

Advisory Board 26

Groups using facility 69

Advisory Council 25

Recreation/physical education 1185

Women’s Auxiliary 86

Christmas Season

Women’s Auxiliary volunteer hours 6537

791 Hams collected 771 Families adopted 2662 Interviews/sessions with individuals 3489 Coats distributed Group worship Worship and Witness Sunday school 52 Sunday morning worship 52 Youth spiritual development 68 Adult spiritual development 52 Seekers–adults 125 Seekers–youth 95

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Local activity Shelter

“Flip that Room!”

The Salvation Army shelter programs are designed to meet women and families’ needs in a safe environment. Underlying these programs is a motivation to identify the causes of homelessness and work to alleviate or eliminate homelessness at its source. During a stay at The Salvation Army shelter, clients will participate in programs and workshops developed to promote self-sufficiency, personal development and spiritual wellness. The Salvation Army also works with clients to help them transition into a more permanent housing situation.

With help from First United Methodist Church of High Point children, one of our shelter rooms has been renovated. The children’s group collected pennies and ended up rounding up over $894! The church group then solicited for matching furniture. Below are pictures of the before and after.

On-site case workers, along with the clients, develop an extensive goal-oriented program. Case workers continually motivate clients to meet these goals. In turn, clients are given responsibilities around the center, including life skills and other applicable tasks. Over the past year, 59,856 meals were served and 17,937 individuals slept in a safe environment throughout the year from both programs. Before

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After


Local activity Home League

William Booth Garden Apartments

Home League is a weekly fellowship

Where there is no longer fear...

club held at William Booth Garden

With the rising cost of housing, health care, and transporation, today many seniors find it impossible to get by with no savings and limited

Apartments for women of all ages.

income typically provided by social security. Many of the elderly live out

Service projects, Bible studies, and day

loneliness and depression. The Salvation Army is working to change that.

trips are only a few of the activities the

The primary mission of the 76 William Booth Garden Apartments is to

club offers. Health Fairs

Companies and organizations come to the facility, offering blood pressure checks and other Medicare provided

their years in substandard housing without care while succumbing to

provide an affordable, safe, independent living community for older people. The professional and caring staff provide an atmosphere in stark contrast to the isolation and risks often associated with public housing independent living facilities. Support groups, birthday celebrations, shopping trips and light recreational activities are provided with Salvation Army staff to create an environment that preserves the dignity and quailty of life of William Booth Garden’s residents.

supplies for diabetics. Community Groups

Community groups such as church choirs, other Christian-based singing groups, senior companion groups and even a puppet troupe come almost daily to William Booth Garden Apartments. All of the programs are held in the community room.

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