The Salvation Army of Broward County
The Salvation Army has been active in Broward County since 1926, working to fulfill our mission of “meeting human needs in His name without discrimination”. Lauderdale pioneer Ivy Stranahan was active in the formation of The Salvation Army in Broward County and was one of the original board members. Over the past 94 years, our work has had many expressions in the community, always aimed at helping the poorest and those most in need. As society’s need change, The Salvation Army has the ability to respond locally to shape and modify our services to meet the needs of the local community.
Our organization provides housing to 44 families with children and 125 single men and women experiencing homelessness at any given time. Besides housing and meals, the program provides supportive services including case management, life skills classes, and employability skills training.
In addition to working with people experiencing homelessness, The Salvation Army provides enriching educational programs to children and teens, recreation and education programs to seniors and emergency rent, utilities, and food assistance to needy people in our community. Those experiencing generational poverty partake in an 18 week Getting Ahead group aimed at helping participants identify, build, and leverage resources to build economic stability. Special holiday activities and emergency disaster services round out the agency’s programs.
To learn more about us, or schedule a tour of our facility, contact Joshua Myers, Director of Development, at 954-712-2431.
Double Your Gift To The Salvation Army Through Your Employer’s Matching Gifts Program
Employer matching gifts are a great way to double your gift to The Salvation Army in Broward County. Ask your company if there is a matching gift program in place. Processing an employer match is easy. Just complete and send your section of the matching gift form provided by your employer — we’ll handle the rest! If you’ve already made your donation, you can still send us the completed matching gift form, and we’ll verify it directly with your employer.
Please send matching gift forms via email to Joshua Myers or mail to:
The Salvation Army ATTN: Joshua Myers, PO Box 230, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33302
Group Adoption and Volunteering
Last year, through Angel Tree, The Salvation Army of Broward County distributed new toys and clothing to nearly 3,000 children! This feat was largely accomplished because of Group Adopters—you decided to make a difference in a child’s life. When the community comes together, big things happen.
WHAT IS ANGEL TREE:
Angel Tree provides Christmas gifts for families in need during the holidays. To participate, children receiving a gift must be living with a family that resides within Broward County, Florida and must be between the ages of birth to 10 years old. Additionally, families must complete the online application found on our website by Sunday, October 23rd.
GETTING INVOLVED WITH ANGEL TREE:
This year, because of rapidly changing economic conditions, many families in our community are in need, and some more than others. As a result, the Army needs your help. We are looking to partner with you to give children in Broward County a Christmas to remember. There are three ways to get involved:
1. Become a Group Adopter
2. Volunteer with Angel Tree
3. Make a financial gift to the Salvation Army
CLICK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Michael Cash - Group Adoption & Volunteer Coordinator
Joshua Myers – Development Director