The Salvation Army
United Way Education Partner
Who Are They?
The Salvation Army provides crisis intervention and direct services to area residents in need. Temporary assistance is given for housing, food, clothing, rent, utilities, medicine, eyeglasses, transportation and counseling emergencies. The Salvation Army provides a non-treatment transitional housing program for recovering alcohol and drug clients. It also provides summer camping programs for adults, assistance during times of disaster, school supplies for needy children, seasonal assistance and senior adult centers. The organization provides character building programs for youth through Corps Youth activities, summer camps for youth and The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club programs.
What Does United Way's Funding Do?
United Way funds support the activities of The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club.
The Impact of Your United Way Investment
Hundreds of area youth participate in academic programming and other positive activities through The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club. The club members, whose grades are above the state average for club members, are encouraged to finish high school, attend college and become productive citizens.
Volunteers are needed during the Christmas season to help with Christmas registration, toy warehouse, bell ringing and food box preparation and distribution.
Ladacia Floyd is an active member at The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club. In addition to participating as a member, Ladacia is also a junior staff member who works in the club office. Ladacia credits her success in school to the help she's had at The Boys and Girls Club. She also enjoys the fun, positive activities that the club provides for youth in our area.
"I get to see my friends every day and go on field trips," Ladacia says. She also thinks the club is a great place for young people who have nowhere to go. "When they come here, they have a chance to interact with different people."