2020 The Salvation Army of Georgia Annual Report

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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

MAJORS ALGEROME AND TERESA NEWSOME

Dear Friends of the Army,

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t is because of the generosity of supporters like you that The Salvation Army can fulfill our mission to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. And because of you, The Salvation Army has provided care and support to Georgians in need for over 130 years. It is what we gladly continue to do today and what we will go on doing while ever there is need – twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year. We are so ever grateful for your reliable and generous support. It has enabled us to powerfully impact the lives of many in need. For so many Georgians, this past year was unlike anything experienced before. The coronavirus overtook our lives and transformed our world presenting an unprecedented medical, economic, and human challenge. It was a time when we learned new terms like “flattening the curve,” PPE (personal protective equipment),” “social distancing” and “herd immunity,” among many others.

It is in such times as this that The Salvation Army rises and shines its brightest as a beacon of help and hope to those in need. Ours is a deep passion to bring love, compassion, understanding and happiness to our friends, neighbors and community – all in the love of Christ. The stories and statistics in this report only begin to communicate the real impact your support represents. When you drop money in a Red Kettle, donate online, volunteer at one of our local programs, or share the story of The Salvation Army with your friends and family, you continue to help transform the lives of your neighbors who are in the greatest need. May God bless you,

Major Algerome Newsome Divisional Commander The Salvation Army of Georgia

Major Teresa Newsome Director of Women’s Ministry and Director of Officer Development The Salvation Army of Georgia

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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 United Service Organizations (USO). Today, The Salvation Army is stronger and more powerful than ever. Now, in over 132 countries 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.

“THE GREATNESS OF THE MAN’S POWER IS THE MEASURE OF HIS SURRENDER.” - GENERAL WILLIAM BOOTH

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THE SALVATION ARMY IN GEORGIA

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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, 30 Family Stores, two Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers, one Corps Salvage and Rehabilitation Center, three Boys and Girls Clubs, 11 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.

1,338,248 PEOPLE HELPED THIS YEAR IN GEORGIA

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HOPE AND HELP IN TIMES OF NEED There are a lot of reasons people need help. Sometimes, life doesn’t turn out the way they planned. Other times, they experience unexpected circumstances in life, such as job loss or debt following a medical emergency, or an unexpected pandemic. Whatever the reason – whatever the need – for over 130 years, the red shield of The Salvation Army has been a symbol of hope and help to the people of Georgia.

Sharing God's love with people is not just part of The Salvation Army’s Sunday worship. As a faith-based organization, The Salvation Army ensures that every program and service – from food deliveries to emergency shelter – offers the opportunity for spiritual growth as well. Throughout Georgia, every county has a Salvation Army representative ready to assist with a helping hand and a prayerful heart.

In The Salvation Army, we place a high priority on young people. That's why we emphasize programs for children and teens. From young children to teenagers, there are programs for every age group. From afterschool tutoring to summer camp, there is a place for kids to get involved, grow and thrive.

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The Salvation Army strives to bring hope and help to people in the midst of extremely difficult situations. During the COVID-19 pandemic, The Salvation Army Georgia Emergency Disaster Services helped create an Infectious Disease Shelter Emergency plan for 11 Georgia Salvation Army shelters, delivered meals to COVID-19 testing site workers, distributed free Bordon Milk at 27 different locations for six months, and distributed 80,000 food boxes.

Helping people in their time of need has always been at the heart of The Salvation Army. That help may come in many forms – a safe shelter for the night, utility assistance, help with food insecurity, long-term emergency disaster assistance, or a number of other ways The Salvation Army helps those in need. Or it may simply come in the provision of a cup (or bottle) of cool water in the name of Jesus on a hot crowded day.

Every child deserves to expereince the joy of Christmas morning. The Salvation Army Angel Tree program helps provide Christmas gifts for thousands of children in Georgia each year. The Angel Tree program provides gifts of new clothing and toys to families who otherwise might not have anything to give their children for Christmas.

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Georgia Division Progr ams and Services

273,526

MUSIC EDUCATION

NIGHTS OF SHELTER PROVIDED

2,004

SESSIONS OF BRASS, STRING AND CHORAL MUSIC ACTIVITIES TOTAL ATTENDANCE

18,235 HUNGER AND NUTRITION

838,548

NUTRITIOUS MEALS

DISASTER SERVICES

7,580

78,934

GROCERY ORDERS PROVIDED

SERVED IN

GA EASTER TORNADOES

INDIVIDUALS VISITED 31,977 INDIVIDUALS RECEIVED A PERSONAL VISIT

TOYS CLOTHING 125,321 CLOTHING ITEMS DISTRIBUTED

125,209 TOYS DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE SALVATION ARMY’S ANGEL TREE PROGR AM

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VOLUNTEERS

SERVICES OF THE SALVATION ARMY OF GEORGIA

45,054

VOLUNTEERS

292,731 HOURS OF SERVICE

FELLOWSHIP & PROGRAMS FOR OLDER

The Salvation Army of Georiga provides programs and services that strengthen the body, mind and spirit.

ADULTS

169 SESSIONS 3,062

TOTAL ATTENDANCE

BODY

1,338,248 TOTAL PEOPLE SERVED THANKS TO YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS, LAST YEAR 1,338,248 MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN WERE HELPED IN GEORGIA

Food Pantries Holiday Meals Family Shelters Seniors Apartments Clothing Assistance Rent/Mortgage/ and Utility Assistance

Emergency Disaster Services Substance Use Disorder (clinical & work therapy) Health & Wellness Sports & Recreation Homeless Outreach

MIND

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

86,107 CORPS COMMUNITY CENTERS

123,429 PEOPLE/MONTH TOOK PART IN WORSHIP AND PROGR AMS

27,731

PEOPLE IN LEADERSHIP TR AINING AND CHAR ACTER DEVELOPMENT

INSTANCES OF EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE (RENT, UTILITIES, PRESCRIPTIONS, TRANSPORTATION, AND MORE)

Head Start Music & Arts Programs Job Training Character Building Counseling

Anti-Trafficking After-School Support Camp Violence Prevention

SOUL Worship Pastoral Care & Counseling Retreats

Men’s & Women’s Ministries Bible Studies Sunday School

For a more detailed description of services and a schedule of local program offerings at a Salvation Army location near you, visit SalvationArmyGeorgia.org or call 770-441-6200. 9


A nnual Financial R eport | Fiscal Year 2020 ( Fiscal year: October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020 )

Operating Income Contributions $27,368,644 Donations-in-Kind

$6,876,835

Government Funds

$3,511,907

Other Revenue / Internal Support Special Events

$16,994,858 $618,648

Sales to the Public

$8,710,456

United Way and Similar Funding Organizations

$2,439,975

Total Income

$66,521,323

Operating Expenses Corps Community Center

$12,306,302

Fundraising $5,615,152 Management and General Rehabilitation Services Residential Services Social Services

$11,017,496 $451,233 $6,706,771 $26,090,475

Total Expenses Surplus / (Deficit)

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$62,187,429 $4,333,894


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“I WAS GOING THROUGH A ROUGH TIME....”

CORTNEY – WOMEN’S SHELTER STORY This past year, the COVID-19 pandemic added another significant stressor for our Georgia neighbors in need that increased their already-existing struggles and caused even more fear and worry. Cortney is one of those individuals. Cortney found herself at The Salvation Army of Savannah’s women and children’s shelter feeling lost and experiencing familial challenges. With the added fear of the COVID-19 pandemic, she did not know what the future held and decided it was time to ask for help. “I was going through a rough time with my kids,” she said. After arriving at the shelter, where CDC COVID-19 guidelines were followed, things began to fall in place. Feeling safe and secure, she blossomed within the shelter’s programs. She was excited to learn about the shelter’s focus on learning crucial life skills that allowed her to explore her budding passions. She now feels like she has the tools and motivation to get herself and her children back on their feet and achieve their goals. “The Salvation Army has been helping me focus better, work harder, and save money, so when I get back out there on my own, I can maintain,” said Cortney. A few months ago, she did not think these aspirations could ever become a reality, but now with the help of The Salvation Army, she realizes that with a stable environment, the right aid, and hard work, anything is possible.

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"I HAVE TO DO THIS!" Anxiety over the coronavirus pandemic and questions about what it means for the future drew people from all walks of life to patiently wait for a mid-day distribution of much-needed food and sheltering supplies at the Gwinnett County Salvation Army. Angela Wylie, a Salvation Army social work intern from Georgia State University pleasantly greeted the menagerie of vehicles that idled alongside the building and curved around the parking lot extending almost back into the street. “When I heard we were helping people affected by the coronavirus, I said, ‘I have to do this!’” said Angela. “It’s amazing here – I could not think of a better place to work – I love helping people." This year, COVID-19 forced a record number of Americans to seek assistance from The Salvation Army. It has been an unprecedented time where The Salvation Army is seeing people who have never needed assistance, yet they need it now. The initial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are felt more quickly and acutely because they are experienced on top of already-existing situations of need – especially for those living in poverty. During the initial stages of the pandemic, The Salvation Army was able to modify operations to meet urgent needs in creative and localized ways. Today, The Salvation Army continues to address the longstanding issues of homelessness, poverty, and hunger, which have intensified and become more complex due to COVID-19.

“IT’S AMAZING HERE - I COULD NOT THINK OF A BETTER PLACE TO WORK.”

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Get Involved Give

Volunteer

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

Whatever you are passionate about can most likely be leveraged in a volunteer opportunity and there are always opportunities ready to fill.

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

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

• Donate gently used items – call 1.800.SA.TRUCK (728.7825)

• Become a trained volunteer for emergency disaster responses.

• Make a monetary gift – visit SalvationArmyGeorgia.org to find and donate to your local community Salvation Army location.

• Sort and pack non-perishables.

At Christmas season: • Donate online at SalvationArmyGeorgia.org. • Adopt underprivileged children for “Angel Tree” by giving toys and Christmas joy.

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• 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 31701 (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) 387-9555 www.salvationarmycartersville.org Columbus Corps Community Center 5201 Warm Springs Rd. Columbus, GA 31901 (706) 561-9026 Social Service Office: (706) 327-0275 www.salvationarmycolumbusga.org

Savannah Corps Community Center 3000 Bee Road Savannah, GA 31404 (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) 232-4724 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.salvationarmywarnerrobins.org

Gainesville Corps Community Center 681 Dorsey Street Gainesville, GA 30501 (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.salvationarmymacon.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

Dublin Service Center 2378 U.S. Hwy 80 Dublin, GA 31533 (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 LaGrange Service Center 202 Church St. LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 845-0197 www.salvationarmylagrange.org McDonough Service Center 401 Race Track Road McDonough, GA 30252 (770) 957-8868 www.salvationarmymcdonough.org Milledgeville Service Center 461 East Hancock Street Milledgeville, GA 31061 (478) 452-69407 www.salvationarmymilledgeville.org

Americus Service Center 204 North Prince Street Americus, GA 31709 (229) 924-5154 www.salvationarmyamericus.org

Newnan Service Center 670 Jefferson Street Newnan, GA 30263 (770) 251-8181 www.salvationarmynewnan.org

Bainbridge Service Center 600 Scott Street Bainbridge, GA 39818 (229) 243-7250 www.salvationarmybainbridge.org

St. Marys Service Center 1909 Osborne Road St. Marys, GA 31558 (229) 386-1503 www.salvationarmystmarys.org

Canton Service Center 251 Marietta Rd Canton, GA 30114 (770) 720-4316 www.salvationarmycanton.org

Tifton Service Center 1203 E. Highway 82 Tifton, GA 31793 (229) 386-1503 www.salvationarmytifton.org

Carrollton Service Center 115 Lake Carroll Boulevard Carrollton, GA 30112 (770) 830-0120 www.salvationarmycarrollton.org

Toccoa Service Center P.O. Box 1094 Toccoa, GA 30577 (706) 886-5293 www.salvationarmytoccoa.org

Covington Service Center 5193 Washington Street Covington, GA 30014 (770) 786-2107 www.salvationarmycovington.org

Vidalia Service Center 220 Mose Coleman Dr. Vidalia, GA 30474 (912) 538-8203 www.salvationarmyvidalia.org

Douglas Service Center 110 South Gaskin Avenue Douglas, GA 31533 (912) 825-8041 www.salvationarmydouglas.org

William Booth Towers 1125 Ponce De Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306 404 875-7495


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