The Salvation Army Response to Coronavirus COVID-19

We will continue to serve our neighbors, even if it means adjusting the way we serve. We are ramping up our efforts to maintain a safe environment for both our employees and those we serve. Read more about Coronavirus COVID-19

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The Salvation Army exists to meet human need wherever, whenever and however we can.

Simple mission to help those in need without discrimination.

Check it out how we helped people in need in 2019!

25,426

Meals Served locally

350,000

Pounds of Food Distributed

18,020

Visitors enjoyed free coffee, pastries & bread

73

Homeless women and children given safe shelter in compassion house

17,619

Services provided to people in need: Food - Utilities - Prescriptions - Rent and much more.

1,171

Children given toys and clothing at Christmas

Corps Officers

Lieutenants Jeff and Sheena Marquis.

Lieutenant Jeff Marquis was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Salvation Army officers. His parents eventually settled in the suburbs of Chicago, where Jeff spent his adolescent years growing in his gift and love for music and the arts. He attended Asbury College, now Asbury University, in Wilmore, KY, where he studied and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music. Still involved with The Salvation Army church, Jeff began teaching music with the Army in both Texas and Florida. While in Texas, Jeff met his now wife and partner in ministry, Sheena.

Lieutenant Sheena Marquis, born and raised in Dallas, TX, also grew up in the ministry of The Salvation Army. As a young girl, she and her family were assisted by The Salvation Army’s transitional housing center in Arlington, TX. Upon graduating from high school, Sheena served on a summer missions team to Kenya with The Salvation Army that nurtured her love for service. She received her Bachelor’s of Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington, and later a Master of Social Work from the University of South Florida in Tampa.

In 2013, Jeff and Sheena accepted God’s call to deeper service as officers in The Salvation Army. Prior to coming to Stuart, they served as Corps Officers for three years in Clay County near Jacksonville. They have a young son, Caedmon.

The Salvation Army Responses to Coronavirus COVID-19

As the coronavirus COVID-19 has evolved into a pandemic, we are monitoring the situation daily. Safety is of utmost priority, so we have ramped up efforts to slow the spread of this virus among our employees, volunteers, and the homeless and other vulnerable people we serve.

In the United States, one in six people live in poverty, and more than 550,000 are counted as homeless. These populations severely lack access to proper care, hygiene, updated information, and medical resources, which makes them more susceptible to the virus. This is where we come in. This is who we serve.

We are developing new hygiene and cleaning protocols to help keep safe our residents and others who depend on The Salvation Army’s programs and services to survive. In addition, all staff, volunteers, and program participants have been sent hygiene and prevention information as recommended by the CDC.

We also anticipate a significant increase in need of emergency assistance for low-wage earners facing layoffs due to COVID-19. The support we provide – rent/mortgage, utility, and food assistance, among others – will become more urgent as the situation evolves.

Meanwhile, we will continue to work in close partnership with area government and health experts to prepare and respond to meet specific community needs. We will continue to update this page as developments warrant.

We need support from our communities to continue to meet the daily needs of these vulnerable populations. Your donations will continue to help us respond to the situation.

emotional and spiritual care hotline.

The Salvation Army is offering support through our emotional and spiritual care hotline. We understand that this time of social distancing can be difficult and worrying for many. If you need someone to talk to, call 844-458-HOPE (4673). We are here for you.

4 Tips to Manage COVID-19 Stress.

The COVID-19 pandemic may be stressful and incredibly frightening for some people. This is why it is crucial to take care of your health during the coronavirus outbreak.
Find healthy ways to cope with COVID stress!

VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES DURING SOCIAL DISTANCING

While we practice social distancing to protect ourselves and others there is no reason for boredom with many free virtual activities being offered.
Workout Classes Online Planet Fitness offers a live stream on the Planet Fitness Facebook page daily at 7p.m. EST or playbacks on youtube.

Free learning Websites for kids

Here's a list of some fun, educational, and safe websites for your children to visit and explore!

Switcheroo Zoo www.switcheroozoo.com watch, listen, and play games to learn all about amazing animals!

Fun Brain www.funbrain.com Play games while practicing math and reading skills!

Nat Geo for Kids www.kids.nationalgeographic.com Learn all about geography and fascinating animals!

PBS Kids www.pbs.org Hang out with your favorite characters all while learning!

Star Fall Into the Book www.reading.ecb.org Go "into the book" to play games Practice your phonics skills with that practice reading strategies!

Your donations will help serve people in Martin, St Lucie and Okeechobee Counties

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Martin County

Our Services

All services based on the availability of funds.

RENT ASSISTANCE

UTILITY ASSISTANCE

EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE

PERSONAL HYGIENE KITS

PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE

LOCAL BUS PASSES

VOUCHERS FOR CLOTHING AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

REFERRAL ASSISTANCE

FREE COFFEE, BREAD AND PASTRIES

WEEKDAYS, 8:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM, Monday - Friday

INFO

As programs vary by community and funding availability, schedule an appointment with our office by calling  772-288-1471

Jennifer Sanchez-Castillo - Social Services Worker
Flavia Souza-Pereira - Case Worker

DOCUMENTS

In order to be interviewed for POSSIBLE assistance , the following is required:

  • Resident of Martin County
  • Photo ID’s of every adult in the household
  • Birth certificates for children
  • Paystubs, Bank Statements, summary from SSI, Food Stamp Statement of Benefit, Workman’s Comp, Unemployment Compensation, Child Support Statement of Support amount. *If anything is handwritten it MUST be notarized by the employer. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • MUST have original final notice bill (only if seek Utility bill assistance)
  • Must provide Copy of your current lease or agreement
  • 3-5 day Pay or Vacate Notice/ Late Notice. *If handwritten MUST be notarized by landlord. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • We need proof as to why you need assistance.

St. Lucie County

SERVICES

All services based on the availability of funds.

RENT ASSISTANCE

UTILITY ASSISTANCE

EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE

PERSONAL HYGIENE KITS

PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE

LOCAL BUS PASSES

VOUCHERS FOR CLOTHING AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

REFERRAL ASSISTANCE

FREE BREAD

HOURS OF OPERATION

Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM, Monday - Friday

Info

As programs vary by community and funding availability, schedule an appointment with our office. Call 772-464-4846 ext. 104

Jennifer Amaro - Social Services Program Coordinator

DOCUMENTS

  • Resident of St. Lucie County
  • Photo ID’s of every adult in the household
  • Birth certificates for children
  • Paystubs, Bank Statements, summary from SSI, Food Stamp Statement of Benefit, Workman’s Comp, Unemployment Compensation, Child Support Statement of Support amount. *If anything is handwritten it MUST be notarized by the employer. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • MUST have original final notice bill (only if seek Utility bill assistance)
  • Must provide Copy of your current lease or agreement
  • 3-5 day Pay or Vacate Notice/ Late Notice. *If handwritten MUST be notarized by landlord. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • We need proof as to why you need assistance.

Okeechobee County

SERVICES

All services based on the availability of funds.

RENT ASSISTANCE

UTILITY ASSISTANCE

PERSONAL HYGIENE KITS

REFERRAL ASSISTANCE

EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE

HOURS OF OPERATION

Open Tuesdays 9 am to 2 pm.

INFO

Call 863-763-6020 for more information or to make an appointment.

Jennifer Amaro - Social Services Program Coordinator

Documents

In order to be interviewed for POSSIBLE assistance, the following is required:

  • Resident of Okeechobee County
  • Photo ID’s of every adult in the household
  • Birth certificates for children
  • Paystubs, Bank Statements, summary from SSI, Food Stamp Statement of Benefit, Workman’s Comp, Unemployment Compensation, Child Support Statement of Support amount. *If anything is handwritten it MUST be notarized by the employer. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • MUST have original final notice bill (only if seek Utility bill assistance)
  • Must provide Copy of your current lease or agreement
  • 3-5 day Pay or Vacate Notice/ Late Notice. *If handwritten MUST be notarized by landlord. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • We need proof as to why you need assistance.

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FAMILY STORE

Stuart & Ft. Pierce

COVID-19 Response

The Salvation Army of Martin, St Lucie and Okeechobee Counties’ first priority is the safety and protection of those we serve, and those who serve with us. We have made the difficult decision to CLOSE the Family Stores in Stuart and Ft. Pierce from Monday, March 30th until further notice. We pray this closure will aid in the efforts to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19). These changes are necessary to ensure the safety of all.

At the Salvation Army Store in Stuart and Ft. Pierce  you can find great deals on clothing, furniture, household goods, sporting equipment, books, electronics and much more. Your purchase directly funds our programs.

When you shop with us, you help us fund Salvation Army programs that transform lives.

Through your contributions, we can make sure help is there for families in need.

Have something to donate? Our store is always in need of quality, gently-used items.

This Week’s Deals

STUART STORE & FT. PIERCE STORE

WORKING HOURS

Stuart & Ft. Pierce Family Stores  

(Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, and Saturday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm)

Call to schedule a pick-up of your donated furniture!

772-223-1815 in Martin County

772-464-4846 in St. Lucie County

When you donate, support, or shop at our family stores, you’re making a real impact in your community.

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tUESDAY

5:30 PM Family Dinner

6:30 PM Adult Bible Study and Club 316 Kids

7:30 PM Brass Band

Thursday

10:30 AM Women's Ministries (Includes Lunch)

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Fridays

4:45 PM Booth's Cafe Devotional

5:00 PM Booth's Cafe

5:00 PM Corps Cadets (Teen Fellowship)

Sunday

10:00 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Worship

6:00 pm Young Ault Fellowship (Ages 18 - 25)

Join Us For Worship

Sundays in our Chapel at 821 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Stuart Transportation and breakfast provided for children 8:30 - 9:30 am

10:00 a.m. Sunday School (classes available for both children and adults)
11:00 a.m. Worship Service (translation into Spanish available)
11:00 a.m. Children's Church

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm (A study of God’s Word with discussion followed by personal prayer time).

The Doctrines of the Salvation Army

  1. We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of God, and that they only constitute the Divine rule of Christian faith and practice.
  2. We believe that there is only one God, who is infinitely perfect, the Creator, Preserver, and Governor of all things, and who is the only proper object of religious worship.
  3. We believe that there are three persons in the Godhead – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, undivided in essence and co-equal in power and glory.
  4. We believe that in the person of Jesus Christ the Divine and human natures are united, so that He is truly and properly God and truly and properly man.
  5. We believe that our first parents were created in a state of innocency, but by their disobedience, they lost their purity and happiness, and that in consequence of their fall, all men have become sinners, totally depraved, and as such are justly exposed to the wrath of God.
  6. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has by His suffering and death made an atonement for the whole world so that whosoever will may be saved.
  7. We believe that repentance toward God, faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and regeneration by the Holy Spirit are necessary to salvation.
  8. We believe that we are justified by grace through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and that he that believeth hath the witness in himself.
  9. We believe that continuance in a state of salvation depends upon continued obedient faith in Christ.
  10. We believe that it is the privilege of all believers to be wholly sanctified, and that their whole spirit and soul and body may be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  11. We believe in the immortality of the soul, the resurrection of the body, in the general judgement at the end of the world, in the eternal happiness of the righteous, and in the endless punishment of the wicked.

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The Salvation Army of Northeast Florida assembled and delivered care packages to 50 families, providing food and supplies to 184 children and adults. A fellow concerned citizen partnered with a local school to identify the community in need. The elementary and middle school students residing in this neighborhood are unable to get free school meals […]

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Thank you for your interest in working with The Salvation Army of Stuart, St. Lucie and Okeechobee Counties.

The Salvation Army strives to do the “most good” for its employees by offering a greater sense of purpose in the work performed, by training and mentoring employees and by offering competitive compensation and benefits plans.  Whether employed as a truck driver, administrative support team member or the director of a program, our employees understand at the core of their work is the opportunity to be an integral part of an organization that is Doing the Most Good.

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Sorry, there are no positions available at this time but if you are interested in possible future opportunities please send your CV to Fabiola.CabreraManan@uss.salvationarmy.org.

The Salvation Army does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Employees of The Salvation Army strive to serve their community and those individuals who are most in need. The work is meaningful and the employees are proud to support such exceptional social service programs. Your efforts will help us continue ‘Doing the Most Good' in  Stuart, St. Lucie and Okeechobee Counties.

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Meet Our Team

Employees of The Salvation Army strive to serve their community and those individuals who are most in need. The work is meaningful and the employees are proud to support such exceptional social service programs.

Leadership Team

Lieutenant Jeff Marquis

Lieutenant Jeff Marquis

Corps Officer

(772) 266-8580 - Office-Direct

Lieutenant Sheena Marquis

Lieutenant Sheena Marquis

Corps Officer

(772) 266-8587 - Office-Direct

Social Services

Jennifer Amaro

Jennifer Amaro

Social Services Program Coordinator - Saint Lucie and Okeechobee Counties

(772) 742-8659 - Office-Direct

Grady Sams

Grady Sams

Program Manager of Adam’s Place

(772) 742-8526 - Office-Direct

Flavia Souza-Pereira

Flavia Souza-Pereira

Case Worker - Martin County

(772) 266-8599 - Office-Direct

Jennifer Sanchez-Castillo

Jennifer Sanchez-Castillo

Social Services Worker - Martin County

(772) 266-8602 - Office-Direct

Michael Ogrady

Michael Ogrady

Building Maintenance Worker/Driver

(772) 266-8620 - Office-Direct

Wendy Morgan

Wendy Morgan

Food Service Manager

(772) 266-8595 - Office-Direct

Kim Tolbert

Kim Tolbert

Program Manager of Compassion House

(772) 266-8623 - Office-Direct

Karin Lowery

Karin Lowery

Case Mgmt Specialist - Adam’s Place

(772) 742-8525 - Office-Direct

Zenaida Wills

Zenaida Wills

Case Worker- Pathway Of Hope - Saint Lucie County

(772) 742-8660 - Office-Direct

Family Store

Marco Cruz

Marco Cruz

Program Manager

(772) 324-8011 - Office-Direct

Rosa Chuy

Rosa Chuy

Store Manager - Stuart Store

(772) 324-8011 - Office-Direct

Mark Witt

Mark Witt

Store Manager - Ft Pierce Store

(772) 742-8658 - Office-Direct

Administrative Team

Susan Morgan

Susan Morgan

Corps Business Administrator

(772) 266-8603 - Office-Direct

Fabiola Cabrera

Fabiola Cabrera

HR Generalist Accounting Clerk I

(772) 266-8617 - Office-Direct

Andrea Shaffer

Andrea Shaffer

Administrative Assistant

(772) 266-8588 - Office-Direct

Daniel Jones

Daniel Jones

Corps Youth Director

(772) 266-8621 - Office-Direct

Amanda Jones

Amanda Jones

Accounting Clerk & Corps Program Assistant

(772) 266-8594 - Office-Direct

Community Relations and Development

 Kim Johnson

Kim Johnson

Public Relations/Volunteer Coordinator

(772) 266-8598 Office - Direct

Alexandre Quintao

Alexandre Quintao

Donor Relations & Social Media Coordinator

(772) 2668616 Office - Direct

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