The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County spreads the love for their dedicated volunteers in the center spread of the February 26, 2021 issue of The Town Crier.


About The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County

The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1922, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 98 years. 

The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County renews valued partnership with #ENDITMOVEMENT. 

West Palm Beach, Florida (February 26, 2021) – On Thursday, February 25th, The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County joined 16 coalition partnerslocal residents, and individuals across the world, to participate in END IT DAY 2021. END IT DAY is an annual invitation of the #ENDITMOVEMENT coalition to take a stand against human trafficking. By utilizing a simple RED X drawn on the hand, END IT DAY calls others to join in the fight for freedom and to shine a light on human trafficking.

Majors Chip and Leisa HallArea Commanders of The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, along with Area Command department heads, blazed the path in the fight against human trafficking by boldly displaying the RED X on END IT DAY 2021 (Photo Attached). In addition, END IT DAY was observed at the Territorial Headquarters chapel service by inviting participants to pray for those experiencing human trafficking and to join in the END IT DAY movement.

The Salvation Army, among the largest global nonprofit providers of social services to people living in impoverished communities around the world, is deeply committed to the modern-day fight against human trafficking (for sexual and labor purposes) and forms of commercial sexual exploitation innately linked to sexual trafficking. This commitment emerges from both The Salvation Army’s mission – to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination – and is rooted in the organization’s early history.

On the local level, The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County has partnered with Catholic Charities to provide a safe house for victims of Human Trafficking in Southeast Florida. Catholic Charities is providing supportive services (case management, transportation, community resources)Apart from providing safe 24/7 shelter, security, and meals, The Salvation Army Anti-Trafficking initiatives work alongside local law enforcement, FBI, ICE, and numerous other community partners to identify, rescue, and restore victims of forced labor and sexual exploitation. We help both foreign and domestic victims of all ages and ethnicities through our nationwide case management network.

The Salvation Army was founded in London, England, in 1865 by Catherine and William Booth. The Booths went against Victorian conventions and took their ministry to the dirty and dangerous streets of London’s east side where they reached out to the destitute and desperate. Their efforts eventually evolved into a battle to protect women and children from the horrors of sex trafficking. In the 1900s, the organization pioneered an undercover sex trafficking investigation, which directly shaped the Criminal Law Amendment Act of 1885.  

If you would like more information about The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, and/or to inquire how you can help the #ENDITMOVEMENT, please contact Frank Marangos, Director of Development and Communications at 561.686.3530 and/or visit Facebook information can be found @salarmypbco. 

About The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County

The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1922, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 98 years. 

The February 26 – March 4 issue of the Palm Beach Society magazine features an article on The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County’s Director of Development and Communications, Frank Maragos’s, new weekly radio program, “Frankly Speaking” (p. 8). The issue also features a center spread thanking the dedicated volunteers of The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County.


Join Frank on “Frankly Speaking,” Saturdays at noon on WJNO 1290 AM, for insights on matters related to philanthropy and charitable contribution to the Palm Beach County community.

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About The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County:

The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1922, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 98 years.

Stacy became our Director of Voluntary Service in 2009. She has a passion for people, service, and education. Her previous work included full time ministry and music education. Her vision is to recruit, train and develop independent volunteers to help carry out the mission of The Salvation Army in Palm Beach County.

Frankie works out of the West Palm Beach Corps. We all know Frankie as our Bandmaster – he has served as bandmaster in The Salvation Army in Jamaica and here in the USA for some 40 years. He worked as a Music Educator for over 23 years with the School District of Palm Beach County and retired from H.L. Johnson Elementary school in Royal Palm Beach in 2018. Since retiring from the school district, he has served as the Music Director for The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County. 

Frankie enjoys working with children, teaching, and playing music, and traveling to visit family and friends here in the USA, Jamaica and Canada. 

Dr. Marangos comes to The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County with over 40 years of experience in management and development. During his career, he has served as consultant for many companies, providing education and fundraising advice. 

Frank’s favorite place to visit is Maui, and he enjoys fly fishing in his spare time.

Bruce Garabrant was born and raised in Levittown, NY and halived in Jupiter, Ffor 15 years. He has three children with his wife Heather: a son and daughter in college and a nine-year-old son. He has worked in retail since age 20, starting at Custom Shop Shirtmakers. He is now “Doing the Most Good” with The Salvation Army and is excited to be a part of such a great organization. He feels blessed to work with an amazing team at the West Palm Beach and Lake Worth Family Stores.

Dr. Easley comes to us with 19 years of work experience with 15 years of management experience. By holding many degrees and certificates, he brings leadership, management, planning and a vision to The Salvation Army Northwest Community Center. James loves to spend time with his wife, children and grandchildren, at home, the park, the beach or the pool.

Pam has been an employee of The Salvation Army since 1993. Her career spans both the corrections and social service departments in Fort Myers and West Palm Beach, FL. Pam’s tenure with The Salvation Army includes service as a resident technician, employment specialist, case manager, unit manager and now as Director of Social Services. While employed with The Salvation Army she earned her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. She is also a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served four years on active duty. During her employment with The Salvation Army, she re-entered the military, serving part-time in the Florida Army National Guard, where she finished her 20 years of service. She is now helping other veterans, individuals, and families with a variety of programs and services for The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County.  

Lieutenant Crystal Porter and her husband, Lt. Jeremy Porter, have served as Corps Officers and Pastors since 2018. This is her first assignment since leaving the Officers Training College in Atlanta, Florida. Prior to becoming a Salvation Army Officer, she managed an insurance agency. She then worked as the Christian Education Director at The Salvation Army in Fort Myers. She and her husband have three children. What she loves most about being a Salvation Army officer is participating in God’s plan for redemption, restoration, and reconciliation in people’s lives.