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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 DIVISIONAL LEADERS

LT. COLONELS WILLIAM AND DEBRA MOCKABEE

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n every county and community throughout Georgia, The Salvation Army is there, meeting human needs under the banner of the love of Christ. Those needs vary enormously, but the mission itself never changes.

The storms may be natural; they may be personal. In all circumstances, we are proud to be at their side to assist in their physical, spiritual, and intellectual recovery.

When a family has fallen on hard times, The Salvation Army is there. When a young person needs guidance for making better decisions, The Salvation Army is there. When a senior needs encouragement, The Salvation Army is there. When friends face natural disasters, The Salvation Army is there. And when a family seeks to end their generational poverty, The Salvation Army is there.

As you review this report, we hope you take as much pride and encouragement in it as we did. We could not do the good work we do without you and others like you who partner with us in serving others in the love of Jesus Christ. Thank you for believing in the mission of The Salvation Army and trusting us with your confidence and contributions.

Every human being is made in the image of God. However, those mired in poverty have a hard time seeing themselves as made in God’s image. The Salvation Army is committed to ending the cycle of intergenerational poverty by leading families out of desperation and teaching children the skills they need to succeed in life. This report gives insight into the work of The Salvation Army in Georgia in 2018. In these pages, you will read of those caught in the storms of life.

We commit to you to continue Doing the Most Good for the most people in the most need. May God bless you,

Lt. Colonel William Mockabee Divisional Commander The Salvation Army of Georgia

Lt. Colonel Debra Mockabee Director of Women’s Ministrty and Director of Officer Development The Salvation Army of Georgia


THE SALVATION ARMY AN INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT

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he Salvation Army was founded in 1865 when William Booth, a London minister, gave up the comfort of his pulpit and decided to take his message into the streets where it would reach the poor, the homeless, the hungry and the destitute. His original aim was to send converts to established churches of the day, but soon he realized that the poor did not feel comfortable or welcome in the pews of most of the churches and chapels of Victorian England. Regular churchgoers were appalled when these shabbily dressed, unwashed people came to join them in worship. Booth decided to found a church especially for them — the East London Christian Mission. The mission grew slowly, and Booth’s faith in God remained undiminished. In May of 1878, Booth summoned his son, Bramwell, and his good friend George Railton to read a proof of the Christian Mission’s annual report. At the top it read: THE CHRISTIAN MISSION is A VOLUNTEER ARMY. Bramwell strongly objected to this wording. He was not a volunteer; he was compelled to do God’s work. So, in a flash of inspiration, Booth crossed out “Volunteer” and wrote “Salvation.” The Salvation Army was born. By the 1900s, the Army had spread around the world. The Salvation Army soon had officers and soldiers in 36 countries, including the United States of America. This well-organized yet flexible structure inspired a great many much-needed services: women’s social work, the first food depot, the first day nursery and the first Salvation Army missionary hospital. During World War II, The Salvation Army operated 3,000 service units for the armed forces, which led to the formation of the USO. Today, The Salvation Army is stronger and more powerful than ever. Now, in over 130 nations and 5 continents around the world, The Salvation Army continues to work where the need is greatest, guided by faith in God and love for all people.

“SOME MEN’S AMBITION IS ART. SOME MEN’S AMBITION IS FAME. SOME MEN’S AMBITION IS GOLD. MY AMBITION IS THE SOULS OF MEN.” - GENERAL WILLIAM BOOTH

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THE SALVATION ARMY IN GEORGIA

S FOR 129 YEARS, THE RED SHIELD OF THE SALVATION ARMY HAS BEEN A SYMBOL OF HOPE AND HELP TO THE PEOPLE OF GEORGIA.

24 Corps 24 Service Units 17 Service Centers 38 Family Stores 24 Emergency Shelters 3 Boys and Girls Clubs 2 Kroc Centers

191,185 PEOPLE HELPED THIS YEAR IN GEORGIA

ince 1890, The Salvation Army has provided a strong and capable witness in the state of Georgia with a continuingly expanding program. Now there are camping programs for underprivileged children and youth, emergency food, shelter, and assistance programs, Christmas toys and food for tens of thousands of our neediest neighbors, shelter for the homeless and battered, youth sports teams, gang prevention and intervention, infirmary care for the homeless, veterans services and ministry to military families, senior services and visitations, shelter and services for pregnant and at-risk girls‌ and new opportunities for service keep arising. Today in Georgia, there are 24 Salvation Army Corps Community Centers, 24 Service Units and 17 Service Centers that provide services in areas throughout the state, 38 Family Stores, 2 Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers, 3 Corps Salvage and Rehabilitation Centers, 3 Boys and Girls Clubs, 24 emergency shelters, a state-wide disaster response program, and numerous other programs and services. Every year the services and programs provided by The Salvation Army are in great demand. Continued financial support from the community is crucial through donations from individuals and corporations, and funding from foundations and grants. The Salvation Army graciously accepts these gifts and responsibly shepherds them to the neighbors who need them most. Fiscal responsibility is steadfast; for every dollar donated, more than 82% goes directly to programs and services.


A SHELTER IN THE STORM

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he essential goal of The Salvation Army is to touch human lives at the point of greatest need – to be a shelter in the storm. The storms may be natural; they may be personal. It may be a child needing guidance, a life needing hope or a community needing help. Regardless of the source, scale or scope of human tragedy, our focus remains the same — serving the most people, meeting the most needs, and doing the most good.

DISASTER SERVICES

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he Salvation Army began offering assistance to disaster survivors after a major hurricane hit Galveston, TX in September 1900, destroying the coastal city and killing thousands of people. At the request of The Salvation Army’s National Commander, Frederick Booth-Tucker, Salvation Army officers from across the country moved into the Galveston area to help feed and shelter the thousands of survivors, while also providing much needed emotional and spiritual support. This past year, The Salvation Army of Georgia responded to disasters in-state and beyond. By providing beverages, meals, and emotional and spiritual care to first responders and survivors, The Salvation Army strives to bring hope and healing to people who find themselves in the midst of extremely difficult situations. In September of 2018, Hurricane Florence caused catastrophic damage to the Carolinas. The Salvation Army of Georgia was deployed as part of a collective emergency disaster response effort. The following month, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida coast as the the fourth-strongest landfalling hurricane in the contiguous United States, in terms of wind speed. The catagory-five Hurricane hit with such force that it quickly swept over the Florida panhandle and roared into South Georgia still carrying the force of a catagory 3 hurricane. Those in Georgia impacted by Hurricane Michael still have months and even years of recovery ahead. The Salvation Army is helping these Georgians get back on their feet by identifying their needs, developing long-term recovery plans, connecting them with resources that can help and supporting them as they work to restore their lives.

The Salvation Army of Georgia was there to help those at their point of need as rising waters from Hurricane Florence threatened a small town in South Carolina.

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THE SALVATION ARMY, A WELCOMED SIGHT A HURRICANE FLORENCE STORY

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combined army of 603 Salvation Army officers, employees, and volunteers from across the Southeast worked to feed, hydrate, and give hope to those in Virginia and the Carolinas impacted by Hurricane Florence. The Salvation Army of Georgia was a vital part of this collective emergency disaster response. The Salvation Army is uniquely positioned to support those affected by larg-scale disasters. A national network of trained disaster staff and volunteers can be deployed to provide food, hydration, clean-up kits, hygiene supplies, and emotional and spiritual care to first responders and survivors.

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or days, The Salvation Army canteen (a mobile feeding unit) from Columbus, Georgia, trundled through Loris, South Carolina, serving meals and drinks to those impacted by Hurricane Florence. The canteen is part of a contingent of ten other canteens and 45 staff and volunteers from Georgia that have joined forces with over 60 other canteens and Salvation Army personnel from around the Southeast U.S. to help with Hurricane Florence disaster relief efforts in Virgina and the Carolinas.

Betty Vignone is waiting by her mailbox when the canteen comes by. “You folks are beyond fantastic,” she says, motioning enthusiastically with her hands. “Who makes that spaghetti? And that sauce, it’s so good! I’m Italian and I feel like a kid in a candy store when you guys come by.”

The Loris fire chief advised Georgia canteen coordinator, Michael David, affectionately called “Pastor Mike,” and assistant Dennis Sims to focus on a little corner of the small town in the poorer section that was hardest hit and needed the most help. And, so they did.

Residents west of the railroad tracks warned Pastor Mike not to go across to the east side where a notorious cluster of ramshackle huts sits close to the tracks. A Vietnam veteran, Pastor Mike has gone where few have gone before. And as an eighteen-year manager of the Columbus, Georgia, Salvation Army shelter, he has worked to mend the broken lives of thousands. Undeterred, he turns the canteen east to serve the poorest of the poor and least of the people in Loris. “God loves everybody,” says Pastor Mike. “They need to eat, too.”

The canteen is now a familiar and welcomed sight in the community as it daily meanders through the narrow streets tapping its horn to let people know that food, drink and an encouraging word are available. “I’m looking for you guys each day,” says Sherry Williams as she approaches the canteen stopped in front of her house. “The whole community loves you guys. “ Ms. Williams lives alone in her little home with striped metal awnings. “The storm cracked my house – look at that!” she exclaims, pointing to the cracked cinder blocks close to her foundation. “The rising waters knocked out my electricity, and FEMA says I need a new electrical box and new wiring.” Since she doesn’t have electricity, Shelly can’t cook food on her stove and welcomes the meals and drinks supplied by the Georgia canteen. Her neighbors stop by periodically to make sure she is okay. “Thank you,” she says as she turns to go back into her house carrying a stack of meals for herself and some of her neighbors. “Thank you so much.” A stop down the street and around the corner just before the Leggett and Troy Funeral Home provides a dozen meals to a family grieving the loss of their grandmother. “Thank you,” says one of the young men taking meals inside. “This means so much today.” The Salvation Army of Georgia 2018 Annual Report

People come out of their houses to meet The Salvation Army canteen as it slowly moves up and down the short, narrow streets. Pastor Mike and The Salvation Army are now part of their community and are greeted with smiles and waves.

A small group of men sit on old crates and wooden boxes gathered under a large shade tree. They look up from their casual conversations as the canteen rumbles across the railroad tracks and pulls to a stop on the opposite side of the road. “Hey, guys!” Pastor Mike calls out, “Good to see you. Come and get something to eat!” The men rise slowly and make their way to the canteen. A dozen more are drawn out from windowless and weatherworn wooden structures by the promise of a hot meal and something cool to drink. Few words are spoken, but those that are express humble and profound gratitude. “It means so much that you would do this for us,” says one man in tattered clothing, whose diminutive home was destroyed by rising waters. “The water in my house was up to here,” he says putting his hand to his waist. “That was mine,” he says, pointing to a mangled heap of furniture ruined by the tainted flood waters just a few feet from the canteen. “We’ll be back again tomorrow,” assures Pastor Mike. “We’re counting on you,” replies a soft voice. “Y’all are good people.”


Michael David and Dennis Simms serve those in need in Loris, SC after Hurricane Florence


Steve West stands outside the Newnan, GA canteen serving others in Blakely, GA after Hurricane Michael hit the small southwestern Georgia town.

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IT’S ABOUT SERVING OTHERS A HURRICANE MICHAEL VOLUNTEER STORY

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olunteers are often called the army behind the Army. Each year, almost 3.3 million people of all ages volunteer their time, talents, and resources to assist The Salvation Army’s work and help fulfill our promise to America of “Doing the Most Good.”

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he year was 1993, and one of the most devastating hurricanes to hit the U.S. had just laid waste to South Florida and the Keys. Steve and Karen West stood outside their now-demolished Miami home realizing life as they had known it was gone. Hurricane Andrew has cut a swath of devastation and harsh reality across the lives of millions of people. As Steve looked around, he noticed a Salvation Army truck serving food in the area and started to walk toward it.

and a bag of drinks. “Our electricity is out, and these meals are a God-send. Bless you.” Another woman says, “Our house is OK, but we don’t have electricity, so the food in the refrigerator is now bad.” She and her family also lost five acres of timber. A man in line behind her listens in and adds to the chorus, “You don’t know how fortunate you are to have electricity, water and food until you don’t have it.” Another woman in line says, “We prepared for a storm, but not this!”

“I remember it like yesterday,” says Steve. “What a great sight to see. I thought, ‘how wonderful it was that someone was thinking to do something like this, at a time like this, for us.’”

“I used to be just like them,” whispers a man standing off to the side from behind a well-trimmed white mustache, “I know exactly what they are going through, and that’s why I’m here.”

The devastation to their home motivated Steve to take another job with his employer, Delta Airlines, in Atlanta, Georgia. Life went on for Steve and Karen; their children grew up, graduated from college, and got married. But Steve never forgot that Salvation Army truck and the kindness of people he did not know who would brave the dangers of a disaster zone to venture out to help those in need.

It’s Steve West.

Today, on one of the few large street crossings in Blakely, Georgia, sits another Salvation Army truck parked in a convenient corner of a large store parking lot. Most of the electricity in the small southwestern Georgia town is out. Just a few days before, Hurricane Michael had devastated the Florida panhandle with such force it was almost classified a category 5 hurricane. Hurricane Michael’s massive impact carried through Florida, into South Georgia, and eventually over the little town of Blakely with the rage of a category 3 hurricane.

“I love what The Salvation Army stands for,” says Steve. “Doing the most good. That about sums it up.” It seems The Salvation Army has never been far from Steve and his family. After graduating college, Steve and Karen’s daughter, Stephanie, took a job as The Salvation Army Service Center Director for Newnan, Georgia. Steve now serves as the board chairman for Newnan and loves giving back to others.

Streams of people approach The Salvation Army canteen (a mobile feeding unit) in the parking lot corner to get warm meals and drinks in quantities sufficient for their families. Words of kind appreciation mixed with stories of hardship and worry fill the air. “I came down here to help my 93-year-old grandmother,” says a woman carrying away a stack of prepared meals

Now retired from Delta Airlines, Steve never forgot the goodness he found with The Salvation Army, and he, along with his wife, Karen, wanted to be part of that good work. She’s a vital part of the Newnan, GA team – working right there in the canteen along with Steve.

Steve and Karen love serving together, but they will be the first to tell you it’s not about them – it’s about others. It’s about bringing hope and help to those people standing in line in front of their Newnan canteen full of worry and doubt about what the future holds. “It’s all about serving others in their time of need,” says Steve. “I know, because I’ve been there.”


Georgia Division 210,592

57,296

food pantry orders

678,409 meals provided

Total Clothing items distributed

total toys distributed

128,475

207,691 volunteer hours

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304,561 Nights of Lodging Provided


2017 At-A-Glance OPERATING EXPENSES

43%

14%

Social Services

Corps Community Centers

23%

Management & General Fund Raising

9%

Residential Services

lives touched

Rehabilitation Services

10%

1%

DOING THE MOST GOOD - OUR PROMISE

individual interviews / sessions provided

160,385

Total visitations

39,450

people sheltered

21,806

families helped with utility assistance

7,372

Thanks to your contributions, last year

191,185 men, women and children

were helped in georgia

“Doing the Most Good” is not a logo. It is not a tag line. It is not a slogan. It is our promise to the American public – a promise not to be broken. It is our promise to you to do the most good with your generous contributions.


A nnual Financial R eport | Fiscal Year 2018 ( Fiscal year: October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018 )

Operating Income Contributions$23,154,674 Donations-in-Kind 

$10,134,646

Government Funds

$2,568,935

Other Income

$6,737,917

Program and Service Fees

$5,025,892

Sales to the Public

$8,188,894

United Way and Similar Funding Organizations

$1,517,768

Total Income

$57,688,726

Operating Expenses Corps Community Center

$14,309,229

Fund Raising

$6,164,462

Management and General

$9,028,079

Rehabilitation Services Residential Services Social Services

$776,216 $5,993,743 $27,251,393



Total Expenses

Surplus (Deficit)

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$63,523,122

($5,834,396)


PATHWAY OF HOPE ST. MARYS, GEORGIA

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he Pathway of Hope is a groundbreaking initiative of The Salvation Army. It allows The Salvation Army to work handin-hand with motivated families to propel them away from chronic, intergenerational poverty and toward a path to selfsufficiency. Poverty is not an affliction of the unfortunate few. It is a national epidemic. Over 43 million people in the United States are at or below the poverty level. Left unchecked, the poverty of today will impact untold families tomorrow.

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oday, Starlette Reeder is living a happy and welladjusted life with her husband, John, and daughter, CaCysher. She is gainfully employed and works at a KFC in nearby Kingsland. But life was not always this pleasant for the Reeders. A few years ago, as a series of illnesses, costly medical bills and unemployment drove John and Starlette Reeder into a financial abyss and their marriage to the brink of divorce, a telephone call changed everything. They were invited to enroll in something called the Pathway of Hope.

The Salvation Army called us I guess because we’ve been such a regular recipient of the Thanksgiving meals they do every year,” said Starlette Reeder, of St. Marys, Georgia. The call “came at such a good time. We needed them. We didn’t know we needed them, but we did. A lot of things just came into order after getting into the program and seeing what everything was about.” A vital component of the Pathway of Hope is spiritual counseling. St. Marys, a small town near the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Camden County on the Southeast Georgia coast, only has a Salvation Army service center. There’s no corps to offer the ministerial care of the initiative. No problem. The Salvation Army Service Center director partnered with area pastors willing to help clients in the Pathway of Hope program. The Reeders were referred to Pastor Randall Dockery of St. Marys Church. Not only were they counseled by him – which saved their marriage – they ended up attending his church. “That has been a refuge for me and my husband and my daughter,” Starlette Reeder said. “We have all been fed thoroughly, spiritually there. That was an added bonus to the program.” The family’s five-year-old, CaCysher, “is excited about going to church, just looking forward to it. We‘re the same way. Like three kids, we’re excited about going.”

“When a candidate comes in for the Pathway of Hope, they sit down and talk with a pastor – it doesn’t have to be with me – but they have to sit down and talk to a pastor about spiritual support for what they’re going through,” Pastor Dockery said. “It’s emotional, financial, spiritual support – everything they need for a whole family. It’s saved a marriage. It’s great.” The Salvation Army of Camden County reached out to businesses, nonprofits, churches and other organizations to see how they can work together with The Salvation Army to benefit Pathway of Hope clients. One such partnership was with a local AAMCO auto repair shop to get the Reeder’s car running safely again at a discount – a big help, as transportation is crucial to finding and holding on to a job. The Reeders covered 10 percent of the cost of repairs, and now they have a vehicle that’s road ready. A former home health care worker, Starlette Reeder had devoted herself to caring for her husband, who could no longer work a factory job because of ill health; at the same time, she had her own medical issues. Bills piled up as the family slid deeper into debt. Next came the crisis, and, then, the offer of help. Starlette received employment services assistance to create a resume. To show recent work history, she became a bell ringer over the holidays. She also attended financial classes so she could put together a family budget and pay off her medical bills. A hospital agreed to forgive some of the debt, and a big burden was lifted. Thanks to the Pathway of Hope program, there’s stability now in the Reeder family, and Starlette is free to actively work toward getting back into the workforce and providing for her family. “All I can say is God really came in and used the Pathway of Hope.” Starlette said. “It has been exactly that: It gave us hope in a dire time. Starlette Reeder and her daughter, CaCysher, found refuge and a new start in life through The Salvation Army’s Pathway of Hope

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“WHEN I HAD NO ONE IN MY LIFE AND ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, THE SALVATION ARMY WAS THERE FOR ME EVERY STEP OF THE WAY UNTIL I GOT ON MY FEET.” - JAMIE — MACON,

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JAMIE’S STORY MACON, GEORGIA

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econd chances are hard to come by, and because of that, too many of us are living our lives full of regret and reflection on the “what ifs” in our life. What if I was more serious in school? What if I did not take my family for granted? What if I worked harder in my career? We all have faced the “what if ” question, but for Jamie McDuffie, that question had much more meaning. For Jamie, the question was “What if I had never entered The Salvation Army Drug and Rehab program?”

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oday, Jamie is full of smiles, laughs, and friendships, but that was not the case in early 2000 when, like millions of others, Jamie became addicted to drugs. Her drug use was gradual but, at its peak, cost her everything. Jamie says the lowest point was when she became homeless and had to live in her car. She worried about her next meal and if tonight was the night the police would tell her she could no longer park her vehicle at a closed restaurant.

family-store where she found what she loved — helping people.

It was in January 2012 when Jamie hit rock bottom. A night that was supposed to be filled with fun at a party ended up going disastrously wrong. Driving to the party, Jamie was pulled over by police and was declared to be driving while under the influence of drugs and was taken to jail. The judge ordered Jamie to serve forty days.

Jamie continued to flourish in her life and career at The Salvation Army. In just over a year, she was asked to manage a higher-volume Salvation Army Family Store in Macon, Georgia. Jamie now manages a staff of fifteen, coordinates the daily work of volunteers, offers world-class customer service, and shows the love of The Salvation Army to the public.

It was during that first night in jail that Jamie realized she needed to change her life. She remembers looking in the mirror and not recognizing herself anymore. As she prepared for bed, she looked down and noticed a Bible. The next few hours were spent reading it. By the time she went to bed, Jamie got down on her knees and pleaded with God. “I asked God to take away all the fear and the addiction that I was facing. I didn’t want to be scared anymore and wanted more for my life.” After serving her time, Jamie searched for an alcohol and drug rehabilitation program. She found such a program with The Salvation Army in Macon, Georgia, where she began a six-month journey to get clean, sober, and free. The first month of her stay was the roughest. “It’s like trying to restart your whole life, and there were plenty of times I was not sure if I was going to make it.” With the help of The Salvation Army, Jamie became more confident in herself. Shortly thereafter, she became a benefactor of the program and started working at the

At the end of her six-month stay at The Salvation Army, Jamie was clean. She also had a clear mind and a stronger relationship with Jesus Christ. Jamie demonstrated so much potential while in the program she was asked to manage The Salvation Army Family Store in Warner Robins.

Jamie is a person with unlimited energy and says that if it wasn’t for The Salvation Army, all of this energy would have gone to waste. “When you come from having nothing while living for no one and suddenly have The Salvation Army show you all that you have missed in your life such as love, self-worth, and trust, that is such a confidence booster. The Salvation Army made me feel like I was worth it.” Jamie now enjoys a life full of everything that was missing due to her addiction. Jamie’s advice for anyone with an addiction is simply to find the courage to seek help. “Give it to God and find a support system as I did with The Salvation Army. Finally, you have to want it to succeed. “I love The Salvation Army. It’s my family, a family that cares for me. The Salvation Army replaced everything I was lacking in my life that made me turn to drugs.”


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ERIC’S STORY SAVANNAH, GEORGIA

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s long as there’s The Salvation Army, there’s no such thing as no place to go. Every night, The Salvation Army shelters almost 30,000 homeless Americans. About 15 percent of all homeless people are considered “chronically homeless.” The hottest and coldest months of the year are most difficult for this segment of our society. By assisting those in need with food, shelter, educational support, counseling services, and vocational direction, The Salvation Army’s unique housing programs help residents cultivate vital life skills for a successful and stable position in society.

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hen Eric Roberts walked out of Memorial Hospital in Savannah, Georgia, and back into his recurring, perilous world on the streets, he knew he needed a desperate change in his life. Four years of living on the streets of Savannah had taken their toll on him. Now 67, Eric’s health was in serious decline, and he was suffering from chronic heart failure, blood clots in both legs, and hypertension. The doctors at Memorial Hospital were deeply concerned for Eric and held a slim hope for his survival on the streets due to his recurring health issues. Eric has been in and out of shelter systems for years, but he understood this time he needed to do something different. With a tenth-grade education and no family ties in the area, he found himself in a very vulnerable and unstable position. When Eric turned to The Salvation Army’s Center of Hope in Savannah for help, a dedicated and compassionate caseworker listened to his story. The caseworker spoke frankly with Eric about the seriousness of his situation. She shared how he could start on a journey toward a more stable environment if he was willing to make the commitment. Determined to make his life better, Eric agreed. Immediately, the caseworker began working on a plan that would lead to a much better life for Eric. This included a process of securing permanent and

affordable housing and linking Eric with agencies that could assist him with aftercare and permanent supportive housing. The next day, a Salvation Army community partner stepped forward to provide weekly transportation for Eric’s medical and housing appointments. Ultimately, documents required to determine housing eligibility for Eric were secured. This was a big step, since these types of documents – which most people carry daily – are often lost or stolen when a person lives on the streets. The actions needed to replace these types of documents take a great deal of effort, persistence, and resolve. However, with the assistance of The Salvation Army caseworker, Eric has his Georgia identification and Social Security card, a birth certificate, and proof of income. With these critical documents in hand, Eric took his first steps on a journey toward affordable housing. After eight months as a resident at The Salvation Army’s Center of Hope in Savannah, Eric received approval for permanent housing. Within a few days of this approval, he transitioned into a fully furnished apartment. Elated and deeply appreciative to The Salvation Army for their sustaining support during the lengthy process, Eric now has a home of his own and a brighter outlook on life.


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Volunteer

• Organize a drive of school supplies, nonperishables, toiletries or other items of need.

• Serve food at a Salvation Army Shelter for the homeless.

• Plan your estate: wills, life insurance, payment trust, annuity, real estate, retirement and memorial giving.

• Sort and pack non-perishables.

• Donate gently used items – call 1.800.SA.TRUCK (728.7825) • Make a monetary gift – visit SalvationArmyGeorgia.org to find and donate to your local community Salvation Army location. At Christmas season: • Host your own fundraising online at RedKettleReason.org • Adopt underprivileged children for “Angel Tree” by giving toys and Christmas joy.

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• Be a guest speaker about your special talents such as sales skills, personal finance or painting. • Execute a beautifying project like painting, gardening or assembling.

At Christmas season:

• Sort and pack toys for “Angel Tree.” • Ring The Salvation Army Bell at a “Red Kettle” location.


Georgia Locations Corps and More Albany Corps Community Center 300 West Second Avenue Albany, GA 31721 (229) 435-1428 www.salvationarmyalbany.org Athens Corps Community Center 784 North Chase Street Athens, GA 30606 (706) 543-2508 Social Service Office: (706) 543-5350 www.salvationarmyathens.org Atlanta Bellwood Boys & Girls Club 777 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy NW Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 486-2765 www.salvationarmyatlanta.org Atlanta Fuqua Boys & Girls Club 405 Lovejoy Street NW Atlanta, GA 30313 (404) 486-2750 www.salvationarmyatlanta.org Atlanta International Corps 3771 Central Avenue Doraville, GA 30340 (404) 486-2820 www.salvationarmyatlanta.org Atlanta Kroc Corps Community Center 967 Dewey Street SW Atlanta, GA 30310 (404) 638-7195 www.kroccenteratlanta.org Atlanta Peachcrest Corps and Boys & Girls Club 3500 Sherrydale Lane Decatur, GA 30032 (404) 486-2870/(404) 486-2880 www.salvationarmyatlanta.org Atlanta Red Shield Harbor Light Corps 469 Marietta Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30313 (404) 486-2700 www.salvationarmyatlanta.org Atlanta Temple Corps 2090 North Druid Hills Road NE Atlanta, GA 30329 (404) 486-2800 www.salvationarmyatlanta.org Augusta Kroc Corps Community Center 1833 Broad Street Augusta, GA 30904 (706) 364-5762 Social Service Office: (706) 826-7933 www.salvationarmyaugusta.org

Brunswick Corps Community Center 1623 Union Street Brunswick, GA 31520 (912) 265-9381 www.salvationarmybrunswick.org Cartersville Corps Community Center 16 Felton Place Cartersville, GA 30120 (770) 386-6256 www.salvationarmycartersville.org Columbus Corps Community Center 1718 Second Avenue Columbus, GA 31901 (706) 561-9026 Social Service Office: (706) 327-0275 www.salvationarmycolumbusga.org

Savannah Corps Community Center 3000 Bee Road Savannah, GA 31405 (912) 352-8366 Social Service Office: (912) 651-7420 www.salvationarmysavannah.org Thomasville Corps Community Center 514 North Madison Street Thomasville, GA 31792 (229) 226-3772 www.salvationarmythomasville.org Valdosta Corps Community Center 320 Smithland Place Valdosta, GA 31601 (229) 242-6440 www.salvationarmyvaldosta.org

Dalton Corps Community Center 1109 North Thornton Avenue Dalton, GA 30720 (706) 278-3966 www.salvationarmydalton.org

Warner Robins Corps Community Center 96 Thomas Boulevard Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 922-7585 www.salvationarmycentralgeorgia.org

Gainesville Corps Community Center 681 Dorsey Street Gainesville, GA 30503 (770) 534-7589 www.salvationarmygainesville.org

Waycross Corps Community Center 401 Ethel Street Waycross, GA 31503 (912) 285-7237 www.salvationarmywaycross.org

Griffin Corps Community Center and Boys & Girls Club 725 Meriwether Street Griffin, GA 30224 (770) 412-6561 www.salvationarmygriffin.org

Service Centers

Jonesboro Citadel Corps 130 Spring Street Jonesboro, GA 30236 (770) 724-1680 www.salvationarmyatlanta.org Lawrenceville Corps 3455 Sugarloaf Parkway Lawrenceville, GA 30044 (770) 724-1660 www.salvationarmyatlanta.org Macon Corps Community Center 2312 Houston Avenue Macon, GA 31206 (478) 746-8572 www.salvationarmycentralgeorgia.org Marietta Corps 202 Waterman Street SE Marietta, GA 30060 (770) 724-1640 www.salvationarmyatlanta.org Rome Corps Community Center 310 East Second Avenue Rome, GA 30161 (706) 291-4745 www.salvationarmyrome.org

Americus Service Center 204 North Prince Street Americus, GA 31709 (229) 924-5154 www.salvationarmyamericus.org Bainbridge Service Center 600 Scott Street Bainbridge, GA 39818 (229) 243-7250 www.salvationarmybainbridge.org Canton Service Center 251 Marietta Rd Canton, GA 30114 (770) 720-4316 www.salvationarmycanton.org Carrollton Service Center 115 Lake Carroll Boulevard Carrollton, GA 30117 (770) 830-0120 www.salvationarmycarrollton.org Covington Service Center 5193 Washington Street Covington, GA 30014 (770) 786-2107 www.salvationarmycovington.org Douglas Service Center 110 South Gaskin Avenue Douglas, GA 31533 (912) 825-8041 www.salvationarmydouglas.org

Dublin Service Center 2378 U.S. Hwy 80 Dublin, GA 31021 (478) 275-7336 www.salvationarmydublin.org Elberton Service Center 262 North McIntosh Street Elberton, GA 30635 (706) 283-1804 www.salvationarmyelberton.org Jackson Service Center 178 North Benton Street Jackson, GA 30233 (770) 775-2940 www.salvationarmyjackson.org LaGrangeService Center 202 church St. LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 845-0197 McDonough Service Center 401 Race Track Road McDonough, GA 30253 (770) 957-8868 www.salvationarmymcdonough.org Milledgeville Service Center 461 East Hancock Street Milledgeville, GA 31061 (478) 452-8737 www.salvationarmymilledgeville.org Newnan Service Center 670 Jefferson Street Newnan, GA 30271 (770) 251-8181 www.salvationarmynewnan.org St. Marys Service Center 1909 Osborne Road St. Marys, GA 31558 (912) 882-2200 www.salvationarmystmarys.org Tifton Service Center 1203 E. Highway 82 Tifton, GA 31793 (229) 386-1503 www.salvationarmytifton.org Toccoa Service Center 306 East Franklin Street Toccoa, GA 30577 (706) 886-5293 www.salvationarmytoccoa.org Vidalia Service Center 204 Jackson Street Vidalia, GA 30475 (912) 538-8203 www.salvationarmyvidalia.org William Booth Towers 1125 Ponce De Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306 404 875-7495


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Profile for The Salvation Army - Georgia

2019 Georgia Division Annual Report  

The 2019 annual report for The Salvation Army's Georgia Division

2019 Georgia Division Annual Report  

The 2019 annual report for The Salvation Army's Georgia Division

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