Lakeland | Polk County

We’re Many Things to Many People

Those struggling to make ends meet will find a helping hand to move them back toward self-sufficiency. During times of disaster, we provide accommodations and a hot meal. Families going through difficult times discover spiritual help from caring Corps Officers and loving support from a community of believers.

Whether it’s a warm blanket, a safe place to stay, The Salvation Army stands ready to share the love of Jesus Christ with everyone. Programs that The Salvation Army offers through their dedicated staff and volunteers include:

  • Family Living Program
  • Family Emergency Efficiency
  • The Hazel Haley H.A.L.O. Center
  • Social Services
  • Holiday Assistance

A Need to Expand

After 24 years of providing transitional housing for homeless families at our Downtown facility, there was a need for us to expand. The George W. Jenkins Community of Hope is a 49-acre community development, designed as a family-friendly neighborhood to help struggling families overcome their circumstances and rebuild their lives.

This bold initiative created one campus where quality programming can be provided in a safe, encouraging neighborhood to assist families facing the crisis of homelessness.

We need friends like you to help support our efforts to improve the quality of life for these struggling families. Join us in helping change the lives of these parents and create a long-lasting change in the lives of their children which will continue through future generations.

How about giving the gift of hope to help a homeless family regain independence?

Help us Help Those in Need

We hope you will give serious consideration to partnering with The Salvation Army serving West Polk County in one or more of these ways.
We are always striving to improve our service to the greater Lakeland community. To hold that standard, we realize these efforts are essential.

Thank you so much for your support of The Salvation

  • Pray for The Salvation Army as we expand services to reach hurting families.
  • Volunteer your time to help raise awareness of The Salvation Army with your friends, co-workers, and family.
  • Support The Salvation Army through generous financial giving.

Monetary gifts ensure we meet the needs of our family programs.

Please mail checks to:
P.O. Box 928, Lakeland, FL 33802
or click here to donate online.

  • Twin, Full & Queen sheets
  • Blankets
  • Bed spreads
  • Pillows
  • Towels
  • Laundry Baskets
  • Shoes (ranging in sizes up to adulthood)
  • Brand new underwear (ranging in sizes)
  • Clothing for children and working adults (shirts, pants, shorts, socks, etc.)
  • Winter jackets (ranging in sizes)
  • Crayons/pencils
  • Backpacks
  • Notebook paper
  • Safety scissors
  • Rulers
  • Books (ranging in reading difficulty)
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Disposable razors
  • Feminine products
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Hair comb
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Washcloths
  • Diapers
  • Baby Wipes

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with The Salvation Army.

We could not serve the community without the support of community volunteers.
We pray this will be the beginning of a rewarding relationship for you as a volunteer.

Let us know where you believe your time and talents can be used.

Interested in volunteering?

Fill out this form to get the ball rolling!

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Community Worship Center

  • 2620 Kathleen Road
    Lakeland, FL 33810
  • P.O. Box 928
    Lakeland, FL 33802


(863) 853-2214

Development Office

  • 3804 Kathleen Rd
    Lakeland, FL 33810
  • P.O. Box 928
    Lakeland, FL 33802


(863) 940-2868

The George W. Jenkins Community of Hope
2455 Jim Galloway Rd | Lakeland, FL 33810
Phone: (863) 940-9696

Social Services
2620 Kathleen Rd. | Lakeland, FL 33810
Phone: (863) 853-2214

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