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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.

The Salvation Army of Georgia 2019 Annual Report


FROM THE DIVISIONAL LEADERS

LT. COLONELS WILLIAM AND DEBRA MOCKABEE

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e have a saying in the Georgia Division; ”It’s a great day to be in Georgia!” I truly believe that whenever you do the Lord’s work, it’s always a great day.

Ours is a deep passion to bring love, compassion, understanding and happiness to our friends, neighbors and community – all in the love of Christ.

Our officers, staff, and volunteers are on the front lines serving our neighbors most in need. We’re helping hardworking families across Georgia that struggle to put food on the table, make rent, and keep the heat on every day. We’re supporting thousands of children who live in poverty in neighborhoods all across Georgia. And we continue the important work of helping families break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.

As you review this report, we hope you take as much pride and encouragement in it as we did. The Salvation Army 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.

In fact, The Salvation Army in Georgia serves more than one million people every year with important services such as shelter, meals, child care, disaster services, substance abuse rehabilitation, Christmas assistance, and more.

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

But most of all, we give hope. And it’s our generous supporters – donors, volunteers and board members – who make this possible. With every gift of money or time, a life is impacted. A child goes to camp. A family stays in their home. A man finds sobriety.

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

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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 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

The Salvation Army of Georgia 2019 Annual Report


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.

24 Corps 18 Service Centers 24 Service Units 38 Family Stores 9 Emergency Shelters 3 Boys and Girls Clubs 2 Kroc Centers William Booth Towers Residential Center

Today in Georgia, there are 24 Salvation Army Corps Community Centers, 24 Service Units and 18 Service Centers that provide services in areas throughout the state, 30 Family Stores, 2 Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers, 1 Corps Salvage and Rehabilitation Center, 3 Boys and Girls Clubs, 10 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.

1,125,066 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. 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.

When hard times hit, The Salvation Army is there to help meet basic needs. Whether it’s a bag of groceries to get through the week, a hot meal, housing or homeless services, or assistance paying an outstanding bill, every county in Georgia has a Salvation Army representative to help.

Youth of all ages come through our doors. Some want to learn a new skill. Some need an adequate dinner or help with homework. Others just want to have a conversation. No matter the need, we see each child’s potential and help them see hope for a bright future through our Youth Services.

The Salvation Army of Georgia 2019 Annual Report


Providing help and hope in times of need has always been at the heart of The Salvation Army. When Hurricane Michael impacted the Georgia Coast, The Salvation Army Georgia Division Emergency Disaster Services offered meals, snacks, and beverages from its mobile canteen as well as free flood kits. Each included a 5-gallon bucket, sponges, brooms, FEMA-approved cleaning supplies, gloves, garbage bags, and other materials.

When the Super Bowl was held in Atlanta, the National Football League Foundation and the Atlanta Falcons donated a newly installed, professional synthetic turf field for the kids at The Salvation Army Bellwood Boys & Girls Club. This generous gift will provide a safe and secure place to host The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club sports and recreational programs for kids in need for many years to come.

Every child deserves to expereince the joy of Christmas morning. However, families that struggle to meet the financial demands of day-to-day life question how they might provide gifts for their children on Christmas Day. Thanks to the supporters of The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, thousands of children in Georgia find joy under their Christmas tree each year.

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Georgia Division Progr ams and Services

281,967

MUSIC EDUCATION

NIGHTS OF SHELTER PROVIDED

3,105

SESSIONS OF BRASS, STRING AND CHORAL MUSIC ACTIVITIES TOTAL ATTENDANCE

36,042 HUNGER AND NUTRITION

728,835

NUTRITIOUS MEALS

DISASTER SERVICES

139,844 SERVED 2 DISASTER RESPONSES

38,373

GROCERY ORDERS PROVIDED

INDIVIDUALS VISITED 29,974 INDIVIDUALS RECEIVED A PERSONAL VISIT

TOYS CLOTHING 215,226 CLOTHING ITEMS DISTRIBUTED

132,151 TOYS DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE SALVATION ARMY’S ANGEL TREE PROGR AM

The Salvation Army of Georgia 2019 Annual Report


VOLUNTEERS

SERVICES OF THE SALVATION ARMY OF GEORGIA

37,744

VOLUNTEERS

194,654 HOURS OF SERVICE

FELLOWSHIP & PROGRAMS FOR OLDER

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

ADULTS

298 SESSIONS 4,605

TOTAL ATTENDANCE

BODY

1,125,066 TOTAL PEOPLE SERVED THANKS TO YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS, LAST YEAR 1,125,066 MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN WERE HELPED IN GEORGIA

CAMP GRANDVIEW 6,305

REFRESHING DAYS EXPERIENCED

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

54,811 CORPS COMMUNITY CENTERS

93,755 PEOPLE/MONTH TOOK PART IN WORSHIP AND PROGR AMS

29,668

PEOPLE IN LEADERSHIP TR AINING AND CHAR ACTER DEVELOPMENT

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

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 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 2019 ( Fiscal year: October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019 )

Operating Income Contributions$22,863,740 Donations-in-Kind 

$6,884,865

Government Funds

$2,661,912

Other Revenue / Internal Support Special Events Sales to the Public United Way and Similar Funding Organizations

Total Income

$19,178,820 $618,311 $11,286,903 $2,199,130

$65,693,681

Operating Expenses Corps Community Center

$13,672,230

Fundraising$5,909,302 Management and General Rehabilitation Services Residential Services Social Services

$11,007,140 $636,564 $5,962,855 $28,649,170



Total Expenses

Surplus / (Deficit)

The Salvation Army of Georgia 2019 Annual Report

$65,837,261

($143,450)


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“I BELIEVE I WILL MAKE IT.”

DISCOVERING LIFE’S BETTER THINGS Gary Whitlock is a native Atlantan who lives in south Atlanta – close to where he grew up. At six years old, he and his seven siblings saw their father leave their family. He and his siblings were poor, and they were brought up “street wise,” he said. “My step-daddy told me I’d never amount to anything.” “I did some bad stuff … drugs, and all that,” he said. “I couldn’t take care of my family or hold on to anything. I had knowledge, but the drugs took over that. All I wanted to do was to get high.” Now, the 68-year-old Whitlock rings The Salvation Army bells around Christmastime. He’s also a custodian at the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Atlanta. And with the help of The Salvation Army, Whitlock has earned his GED and is working toward a college degree as a radiologist technician – showing it’s never too late to go for your dreams.

“The people of The Salvation Army,” Whitlock said, “brought me to this point where I am now. I believe in myself. I believe that I will make it. And I’ve been taught the better things about life – trying to help us, to bring others up and not put others down. I’m here to show people in my community that there’s more than one way to be.” The Salvation Army of Georgia 2019 Annual Report


I’D RATHER NOT LEAVE For 119 years, the red shield of The Salvation Army has been a symbol of hope and help to the people of Savannah, Georgia. Through the good times and bad, The Salvation Army of Savannah has been a steady and consistent fortress of refuge for those experiencing personal and natural disasters in life. So, when Hurricane Dorian mushroomed into the second most powerful Atlantic hurricane on record and set its course toward Georgia’s largest coastal city, The Salvation Army put its emergency disaster services in high gear. Bobby is a barber by trade from Vidalia, Georgia. At age 50, years of substance abuse had taken their toll, and he found himself looking at a parole situation when he was given an opportunity to be part of The Salvation Army in Savannah. As part of its ministries and programs, The Salvation Army helps people like Bobby face the challenges of drug and alcohol abuse rise above their circumstances.

“The Salvation Army has been such a blessing to me,” says Bobby. “When the evacuation order came, I just said I’d rather not leave. There are a lot of people in this world who need help, and I wanted to be there to help these people – to show them that somebody cares.” Each day, in Salvation Army locations around the world, lives like Bobby’s are being transformed. Thanks to The Salvation Army, they discover a personal relationship with God, a deeper meaning to their existence, and a foundation of values.

“THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD WHO NEED HELP...I JUST WANTED TO SHOW THEM SOMEONE CARES.”

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Get Involved Give • Organize a drive of school supplies, nonperishables, toiletries or other items of need. • Plan your estate: wills, life insurance, payment trust, annuity, real estate, retirement and memorial giving. • 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.

Volunteer

Whatever you are passionate about can most likely be leveraged as a volunteer and there are always opportunities ready to fill. • Serve food at a Salvation Army Shelter for the homeless. • Become a trained volunteer for emergency disaster responses • Sort and pack non-perishables. • Execute a beautifying project like painting, gardening or assembling.

At Christmas season:

• Donate online at RescueChristmas.org.

• Sort and pack toys for Angel Tree.

• Adopt underprivileged children for “Angel Tree” by giving toys and Christmas joy.

• Ring The Salvation Army Bell at a “Red Kettle” location.

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At Christmas season:


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.salvationarmywarnerrobins.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.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 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 LaGrange Service Center 202 Church St. LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 845-0197 www.salvationarmylagrange.org 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

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

Newnan Service Center 670 Jefferson Street Newnan, GA 30271 (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 (912) 882-2200 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 30117 (770) 830-0120 www.salvationarmycarrollton.org

Toccoa Service Center 306 East Franklin Street 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 204 Jackson Street Vidalia, GA 30475 (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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