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Program Director/Business Administrator
Julia Showers – 941-748-5110, ext. 121 –

Volunteer Coordinator
Melissa Fernandez – 941-748-5110, ext. 127 –

Media Inquiries, Donations and Planned Giving
Kelly French – 941-757-5773

To schedule a donation pick-up, call
1-800-SA-Truck(1-800-728-7825) or visit

For Shelter, Financial Assistance or Christmas Assistance

The Salvation Army is an integral part of the Christian Church, although distinctive in government and practice. The Army’s doctrine follows the mainstream of Christian belief and its articles of faith emphasize God’s saving purposes. Its programs are centered abound the advancement of the Christian religion … of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole…

Below is a list of programs offered, based on location – either at The Salvation Army Center for Worship, located at 5328 24th Street East in Bradenton, or at our administrative office, 1204 14th Street West in Bradenton.  For more information about Center for Worship

Sunday Services
  • Sunday School, 9:30 am
  • Worship, 10:45 am
Youth Programs
  • Tuesdays, during the school year, 5:30, dinner included
  • Annual Vacation Bible School Event
Bible Study and Prayer
  • Tuesdays, 10 am
Women’s Ministry
  • Thursday, 9:45 AM
  • Bradenton Busy Bees (scrap booking, card making, stamping, Bible journaling, etc), 3rd Saturday of each month, 9 am to 5 pm
  • Crop for a Cause, February 14-17, 2019

Social Services Programs


“What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.”


The Salvation Army in Bradenton has both seasonal and year-round opportunities for volunteerism that allow you as an individual, your family or a group to “Do the Most Good.” While some may look for a face-to-face interaction with those we serve, others may prefer to be more “behind the scenes” in their volunteer efforts. Fortunately, we can accommodate both.


  • Emergency Disaster Services
  • Community dinner
  • Youth enrichment for children at family shelter
  • Youth programs


  • Angel Tree and Adopt-A-Family registration (September)
  • Angel Tree andAdopt-A-Family toy shop sorting and distribution (December)
  • Ring bells at our red kettles (November and December)

Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) team

  • This often means serving meals or passing out bottled water to first responders and disaster victims. EDS team volunteers can elect to receive short assignments, such as two hours in your community or a longer assignment that could require travel to another state for up to two weeks. Please visit our EDS website for more information on the EDS volunteer program, including training requirements.

Special Projects

  • At times, we do have special projects that require the assistance of a volunteer. If you are already on our volunteer roster, you may be called to see if you are available to help.

Other ways to help:

  • We receive calls from groups who would like to do a service project on our behalf. We welcome these calls and accommodate when possible.
  • Sponsor a drive to support basic shelter needs.
  • During the holiday season, host an Angel Tree at your business, club or church.

For more information on our volunteer opportunities or to complete an application, please call Melissa Fernandez at 941-748-5110 or email

The fine print: In most cases, volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Minors may volunteer when accompanied by a parent in some holiday positions. All volunteers are expected to complete an online application and profile and attend a one-hour orientation session.


Upcoming Events

Happening Now

Youth Programs – Center for Worship – 5328 24th Street East, Bradenton – Tuesdays from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Narcotics Anonymous – Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6 pm – Pathway of Hope Life Skills Center

Upcoming Events

April 4 – Lunch on the Lawn – Serving free lunch to the community

April 19 – Good Friday – Administrative Offices closed; shelter and dinner operate at regular hours

April 21 – Easter Sunday

April 22 – Easter Monday – Administrative Offices closed; shelter and dinner operate at regular hours


“My son, give me your heart and let your eyes delight in my ways,”

Proverbs 23:26

About Us

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Our churches, known as corps, are made up of congregations of soldiers (church members). Worship services meet regularly on Sunday mornings and host other activities throughout the week.

Considered a protestant denomination of the Christian Church, Salvation Army beliefs align with the mainstream of Christian beliefs. Salvation Army Officers are ordained ministers who provide ministerial duties for their congregations and perform marriages and dedicate children.

We welcome you to visit our church.

Worship Times


Sunday School-9:30 AM
Worship-10:45 AM

Bible Study & Prayer

Tuesday – 10 AM

Women’s Ministry

Thursday mornings – 9:45 AM

Youth Programs

Tuesday – 5:30 PM **Dinner included

Music Programs & Practice

Junior Band – Wednesday – 5:30 PM**Dinner included
Senior Band – Wednesday – 7:00 PM


The Salvation Army Center for Worship in Manatee County is located at 5328 24th Street East, Bradenton, Florida, 34203. The church sits at the corner of 24th Street East and 53rd Avenue East (State Route 70), just west of U.S. Hwy 301.

For more information on worship services and ministry programs, please call 941-748-5110.

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

Proverbs 22:6

The Youth Development programs offered by The Salvation Army blend a message of love and faith, while building character and instilling self-confidence.

Open to kids between the ages of 4 and 18, The Salvation Army offers youth programs on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm. Together, the kids enjoy a nutritious meal and then break into smaller groups based by age.

Each group provides kids with a warm, encouraging and spiritual environment where they are engaged in fun activities and crafts that tie in to a lesson. In addition to the weekly Tuesday night program, The Salvation Army also offers a summer camp opportunities and Vacation Bible School.

For more information about the Youth Programs offered at The Salvation Army, please call 941-748-5110.

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Administration & Worship Center

5328 24th Street East,
Bradenton 34203


(941) 748-5110

Social Services

1204 14th Street West,
Bradenton 34205


(941) 748-5110