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2013 Georgia Division Annual Report FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2013

Doing the most good

2013 Georgia Division

Annual Report



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

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 Georgia. Thank you for being a shield right here in Georgia to your neighbors in need; a shield against hunger, homelessness, poverty, human trafficking, a shield for children, and more. The Salvation Army was able to make a difference in your community because of you. 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” and carrying out our commitment of meeting material and spiritual needs. May God bless you. Sincerely,

Majors Jim and Linda Arrowood, Georgia Divisional Leaders

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Services to

individuals Comprehensive Assistance 245,119 Total persons served 712,295 Meals provided 58,638 Grocery orders provided 308,276 Lodgings provided (S.A.) 3,283 Lodgings provided (non-S.A.) 3,842 Housing assistance provided 227,624 Clothing items distributed 12,507 Energy assistance provided 203,713 Toys distributed 155,928 Gifts distributed 212,898 Interviews / sessions


with individuals

Hours of Visitation

2,280 Employment training

10,548 Officers

6,700 Education sessions

6,429 Others 14,388 Number of persons visited

Transportation 1,311 Transportation orders provided 19,392 Persons transported

Camp 1,724 Persons provided camp experience 7,688 Total number of days provided


Social adjustment &


Group Participation

Women’s Ministries 29,374

Men’s Fellowship Club 9.439

Group therapy sessions 9,379

Recreational attendance 107,244

Teen Group 7,375

Education attendance 95,500

Adventure Corps 11,879

Program Centers

Number of days care 356,396

Total days occupancy / use 368,815 Sunbeams 9,323

Girl Guards 5,257

Youth brass band 4,404

Gospel performing arts 7,428

Social & special events attendance 46,333


Advisory Board 251 Women’s Auxiliary 70 Volunteer activity 1050

Total volunteers/volunteer hours 254,290

Groups using facilities 1,273 Number attending sessions 62,552 Hours of facility use 7,010

Physical education attendance 331,451

Work therapy attendance 31,983

Group worship Worship and Witness

Sunday school 76,812

Sunday morning worship 97,760

Children’s worship 12,734

Open-air meetings 24

Youth spiritual development 59,467

Adult spiritual development 64,171 Employees 1,196 Weekday meetings 1,477 Social program centers

Correctional Services Offenders visited 1,639

Seekers–adults 4,102 Seekers–youth 2,128 VBS 6,767

Meetings conducted 12

Attendance 88

Community Care Ministries

Visits in homes / institutions 2,415

Attendance at meetings 57,955

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Mission 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.

Honoring Volunteers Hundreds of Salvation Army programs are made possible through the time and effort of more than 3,539,000 volunteers nationwide. Food Pantry workers, Corps

History On October 19, 1890, The Salvation Army began its work in Georgia by proclaiming the Gospel on city streets. Its “grand opening” was a small but significant affair, beginning with the open-air evangelistic service on the street corner and proceeding to a meeting in their newly rented assembly room. The Salvation Army in Atlanta grew slowly. By the end of January 1891, the Army had enlisted 30 soldiers. On April 12, 1891, the second official corps opened in Augusta, Georgia. By 1895 the mission was again gaining ground. The Columbus Corps opened in 1895, Rome in 1897, Macon in 1899, and Brunswick and Savannah in 1900. Other cities followed. In the years to come many more Corps would flourish. The Salvation Army’s Southern Territorial Headquarters is located in Atlanta and oversees the programs and services of the 15 southern states. In addition, The Salvation Army’s Evangeline Booth College for training Salvation Army ministers (officers) is also located in Atlanta.


Community Center program leaders, 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.

Local highlights Programs

Camp Grandview The Salvation Army’s Camp Grandview opens the door of opportunity for children. For many kids who are neglected or come from troubled homes, Camp Grandview offers a place of gentleness and peace as well as somewhere to enjoy nature, fresh air, exercise, three nutritious meals a day, and lots of laughter. Thanks to the generosity of the community, last year The Salvation Army of Georgia offers

more than 1,724 children from Georgia attended Camp Grandview where they played recreational

numerous programs and services throughout the

activities, swam in a pool, fished, made crafts, attended

state, including; 26 Corps Community Centers,

bible studies, and learned important new life skills

25 Service Units, 15 Service Centers, 35 Family Stores, two Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers, three Corps Salvage & Rehabilitation

to stand them in good stead for the future. Camp Grandview also offers a four-week Conservatory Camp, where campers take music lessons, participate in chorus; major in drama, brass or piano, and more.

Centers, three Boys & Girls Clubs, one residential Camp, one Senior Citizens Housing, Disaster Services, Youth Programs, 19 Emergency Shelters / Transitional Housing Facilities, Summer and Day Camps, a Human Trafficking Program, Project Hope, Project Share, Job Skills Training, Budgeting Classes, Holiday Assistance, Bible Study, Sunday School and Worship Services and more.

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Local highlights Toccoa Corps Lends a Hand to Family in Need

Commitment to Our Community

This past year, a man and his wife came to The Salvation Army in Toccoa for rental assistance. Two months prior, the husband was told he had stage IV pancreatic cancer and only had three months to a year to live. The couple had three very young children. Since the mother was the primary caregiver for both her husband and children, she could not work. This family of five was living on the father’s disability without access to another source income. The family also incurred extra car and travel expenses 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. In addition, they were also referred to places where they received the counseling needed to help them through their time of need.

The Salvation Army Georgia Corps Community Centers are committed to strengthening the family by providing support such as; counseling and guidance, emergency food and shelter, agency referrals; job training, and educational opportunities. The Corps Community Centers also offer opportunities for worship, fellowship, education, and wholesome recreational activities for all ages.


Local highlights Gainesville Center of Hope Lends a Hand to Single Mother Last August, a single mother and her two children were brought to The Salvation Army of Gainesville Center of Hope by a caring church staff member. The church also sponsored her by paying the initial deposit required in order to occupy a family apartment. When she arrived at the Center of Hope, the single mom had no job, but was diligent in her search for employment. She adhered to the rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines of the Center of Hope program. She also participated in the Life Skills classes and the newly implemented Day Services Program offered by The Salvation Army of Gainesville. Within a few weeks, she secured a job and began to provide for her family. This single mom and her two children progressed well during their residency in The Center of Hope Work Program. They were model residents in every way and did everything required of them. They now have found a place of their own and their future looks bright thanks to the Gainesville Center of Hope.

Salvation Army Athens Provides Safe Place for Life Transition Mary came to The Salvation Army of Athens after her sister developed severe health needs and began to require additional support. She relocated to The Salvation Army shelter to help her sister and to start over. During her time with The Salvation Army, Mary sought out counseling with Advantage Behavioral Health Systems. This was the first time she found support and a place she could talk about the challenges she faced and overcame during the past few years. She also started to save money, which allowed her to start saving for when she moves into a new place of her own. Until then, she works at Advantage Behavioral Health System, allowing her to maintain her personal unit until she is ready to move. Mary accomplished many things during her time at The Salvation Army of Athens. She remained sober, took care of her sister after several kidney surgeries, and stabilized herself in preparation to move into a place of her own. Mary is very thankful to The Salvation Army for giving her a safe place to stay during her time of transition and helping her to start her life anew.

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highlights Bequests Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2013

Your continuing interest in supporting

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the work and mission of The Salvation Army may be expressed by remembering The Salvation Army in your will. In addition, there are a wide variety of other Planned Gift opportunities which can provide a stream of income for you or a loved one. For further information, please contact your local Salvation Army office or the Georgia Divisional Planned

Operating Expenses   $26,591,929 Social services (42%)   $14,744,218 Corps community center (24%)   $8,965,392 Management and general (14%)   $6,004,740 Fund raising (10%)   $5,446,287 Residential services (9%)   $817,661 Rehabilitation services (1%) $62,600,227 Total Operating Expense

Giving department at 678-418-4609. Once the decision to make a gift is made, careful planning will ensure the most beneficial result. Through conversation and consultation with your personal advisors and a representative of The Salvation Army, we can develop a strategy of charitable giving that works both to your advantage and for those assisted by The Salvation Army.



Albany Corps Community Center 300 Second Avenue Albany, GA 31721 (229) 435-1428

Columbus Corps Community Center 1714-22 Second Avenue Columbus, GA 31901 (706) 561-9026 Social Service Office: (706) 327-0275

Savannah Corps Community Center 3000 Bee Road Savannah, GA 31405 (912) 352-8366 Social Service Office: (912) 651-7420

Athens Corps Community Center 784 North Chase Street Athens, GA 30606 (706) 543-2508 Social Service Office: (706) 543-5350

Dalton Corps Community Center 1101A North Thornton Avenue Dalton, GA 30720 (706) 278-3966

Thomasville Corps Community Center 514 North Madison Street Thomasville, GA 31792 (229) 226-3772

Atlanta Bellwood Boys & Girls Club 777 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy NW Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 486-2765

Gainesville Corps Community Center 681 Dorsey Street Gainesville, GA 30501 (770) 503-9676

Toccoa Corps Community Center 348 East Franklin Street Toccoa, GA 30577 (706) 886-5293

Atlanta Fuqua boys & Girls Club 405 Lovejoy Street NW Atlanta, GA 30313 (404) 486-2750

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

Valdosta Corps Community Center 320 Smithland Place Valdosta, GA 31601 (229) 242-6440

Atlanta International Corps 3771 Central Avenue Doraville, GA 30340 (404) 486-2820

Jonesboro Citadel Corps 130 Spring Street Jonesboro, GA 30236 (770) 724-1680

Warner Robins Corps Community Center 96 Thomas Boulevard Warner Robins, GA 31093 (478) 922-2226

Atlanta Peachcrest Corps and Boys & Girls Club 3500 Sherrydale Lane Decatur, GA 30032 (404) 486-2870/(404) 486-2880

LaGrange Corps Community Center 806 Murphy Avenue LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 845-0197 Social Service Office: (706) 885-9347

Waycross Corps Community Center 977 Tebeau Street Waycross, GA 31502 (912) 285-7237

Lawrenceville Corps 3455 Sugarloaf Parkway Lawrenceville, GA 30044 (770) 724-1660

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

Macon Corps Community Center 2312 Houston Avenue Macon, GA 31206 (478) 746-8572

Bainbridge Service Center 600 Scott Street Bainbridge, GA 39818 (229) 243-7250

Atlanta Red Shield Harbor Light Corps 400 Luckie Street Atlanta, GA 30313 (404) 486-2700 Atlanta Temple Corps 2090 North Druid Hills Road NE Atlanta, GA 30329 (404) 486-2800 Augusta Corps Community Center 2020 Gardner Street Augusta, GA 30904 (706) 863-4088 Social Service Office: (706) 826-7933 Brunswick Corps Community Center 1623 Union Street Brunswick, GA 31520 (912) 265-9381 Cartersville Corps Community Center 16 Felton Place Cartersville, GA 30120 (770) 386-6256

Marietta Corps 202 Waterman Street SE Marietta, GA 30060 (770) 724-1640 Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center 967 Dewey Street SW Atlanta, GA 30310 (404) 638-7195 Rome Corps Community Center 310 East Second Avenue Rome, GA 30161 (478) 746-8572

Canton Service Center 121 Waleska Street Canton, GA 30114 (770) 720-4316 Carrollton Service Center 115 Lake Carroll Boulevard Carrollton, GA 30117 (770) 830-0120 Covington Service Center 5193 Washington Street Covington, GA 30014 (770) 786-2107


Douglas Service Center 110 South Gaskin Avenue Douglas, GA 31533 (912) 384-6530 Dublin Service Center 1617 Telfair Street Dublin, GA 31921 (478) 275-7336 Elberton Service Center 262 North McIntosh Street Elberton, GA 30635 (706) 283-1804 Jackson Service Center 178 North Benton Street Jackson, GA 30233 (770) 775-2940 McDonough Service Center 401 Race Track Road McDonough, GA 30253 (770) 957-8868 Milledgeville Service Center 420 South Wilkinson Street Milledgeville, GA 31061 (478) 452-6940 Newnan Service Center 670 Jefferson Street Newnan, GA 30264 (770) 251-8181 Sandersville Family Store 107 South Smith Street Sandersville, GA 31082 (478) 552-6300 St. Marys Service Center 1909 Osborne Road St. Marys, GA 31558 (912) 882-2200 Tifton Service Center 1203 E. Highway 82 Tifton, GA 31793 (229) 386-1503 Vidalia Service Center 204 Jackson Street Vidalia, GA 30475 (912) 538-8203 William Booth Towers 1125 Ponce De Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306 404 875-7495

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2013 Georgia Division

Annual Report

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The Salvation Army of Georgia 2013 Annual Report  

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