Support The Salvation Army’s Summer Camp Program
and

Introduce A Needy Child to a World of New
Possibilities

The Salvation Army Tampa Area Command has a goal of sending dozens of local, underprivileged children to camp this summer.

Long hot summer days, a dip in the pool, star-filled nights, campfires, roasted marshmallows, pillow fights, cabin devotions, emblem work, seeing old friends, making new ones, expanding horizons and creating memories. Summer is fast approaching and The Salvation Army’s Camp Keystone located in scenic Keystone Heights, is gearing up for the hundreds of at-risk kids who will benefit from annual camping programs this year.

The Salvation Army’s Camp Keystone in Keystone Heights, Florida, provides a gorgeous setting, a caring environment and activities that enrich life. Whether learning to swim, baiting a hook for the first time or discovering new wonders while hiking a nature trail, learning is a big part of the camp experience.

Along the way, children learn about themselves, gaining self-confidence, enthusiasm and courage to try new things. They also begin to understand the importance of working together for a common good, pulling together for something bigger than they are. And they learn about God and the difference He can make in their lives and in their world.

More than 100,000 people of all cultural backgrounds and socioeconomic levels visit Salvation Army camps each year. The camps are conducted by dedicated staff members who serve throughout the summer and are committed to making the camping experience special for each individual.

The Salvation Army Tampa Command also offers a low-cost summer day camp for a limited number of local at-risk children.

To send a needy child to camp or provide snacks or camp necessities for campers, please contact Moira Hinson at 813-224-9119, email her at Moira_hinson@uss.salvationarmy.org or send your donation to: The Salvation Army Tampa, Summer Camp, P.O. Box 2839, Tampa, FL 33601-2839.

For three decades, Pasco county survivors have sought refuge at The Salvation Army’s domestic violence shelter. They have participating in its six week program and given the tools they need to stop the abuse. On Friday, March 30, the shelter will mark the anniversary with a dinner and silent auction. The auction will showcase residents’ art therapy.

New Salvation Army feeding unit doubles Orlando community’s capacity to serve more people in times of disaster

Music and The Salvation Army go hand-in-hand. Come enjoy the pinnacle of this collaboration this evening, when The Salvation Army’s Heritage Brass Band makes a stop at The Salvation Army Clay County Corps in Middleburg, Florida.

Help us help the world. Become a trained disaster volunteer with The Salvation Army. The perfect time to volunteer for The Salvation Army is not when a disaster strikes. Not when a crisis arises. The perfect time is now, when you can get the training you really need. So when disasters do strike and crises arise, you’ll be fully prepared to do the most good. The Salvation Army will host free emergency disaster training classes for volunteers who are interested in joining The Salvation Army team.

As seasonal residents start thinking about returning north and local residents prepare for quieter months in beautiful Southwest Florida, The Salvation Army Naples Corps reminds everyone that the need to help hungry families in Collier County remains – and even increases — this time of year.

Dozens of Tampa Bay Area Homeless and Needy Students
Served by

The Salvation Army Enjoy a
Back-to-School Shopping Spree at Target

 

WHAT:   

On July 24, 2012, more than 60 homeless and needy students in Hillsborough
and Pinellas counties had the opportunity to visit a local Target store to
purchase back-to-school clothing, shoes and other must-have items for the
school year. Each child selected by The Salvation Army to participate received
an $80 gift card, and shopped for their back-to-school wardrobe with a
community volunteer.

“The Target School Spree is a great opportunity to help students in need
prepare for the new school year,” said Laysha Ward, President, Community
Relations, Target. “Each year, we look forward to teaming up with The Salvation
Army to provide students with the back-to-school supplies they need to have a
successful school year and stay on the path to graduation.”

Through community support from the New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Buccaneers,
Tampa Honda Land, McNichols Company, Amscot Financial, TECO Energy, PwC, FIS
Global, Wells Fargo Advisors, Catalina Marketing and others, The Salvation Army
also will provide thousands of backpacks filled with school supplies to these
and thousands more homeless and needy children throughout Tampa Bay for the
2012-2013 school year.

WHO:      Tampa Bay Area
Homeless and Needy Students &
; ; ; ; ; ;  Salvation Army Staff and Community
Volunteers

WHEN:     July 24, 2012 8:30-10:00
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WHERE:   Target 8151 Dr. Martin Luther King
St. (Gateway Mall in St. Petersburg)
; ; ; ; ; ;  Target 1544 N Dale Mabry Highway (Walter’s Crossing in
Tampa)

 

On Monday, March 5th from noon until 4:00pm, more than 800 volunteers from Papa John’s International will be at The Salvation Army tackling projects on every inch of its city block. The volunteers are attending an operators conference Papa John’s is holding here in Orlando. Papa John’s operators have come from all over the world to attend this conference and will give back to the community as part of their participation.

Volunteer Anthony Rizzo of The Salvation Army, St. Petersburg, Florida was recognized as a finalist in the WEDU Be More AwardsTM, Be More Involved, Mason Dixon Award for Volunteerism. Mason Dixon, community philanthropist and Q105 radio personality, will ultimately choose and present the award winner. The seventh annual Be More Awards will take place on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 at the A La carte Event Pavilion in Tampa. The annual event, recognized as the “Academy Awards for Nonprofits,” begins at 11:00am.