Area Commanders
Major Enrique Azuaje

(305) 637-6700

Major Nancy Azuaje

(305) 637-6700

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The Salvation Army, Miami Area Music Program was established for the growth of music education in the communities surrounding the four Corps/Community Centers in the Miami Area Command.

Major Tom Overton, former-Miami Area Commander, envisioned a Music Program that reach at-risk youth in these Miami communities, following The Salvation Army tradition.

Since September 5, 2004, music classes, which include theory courses and instrumental practice (brass) have been given to youngsters of Miami Citadel, Edison, Hialeah and Sunset. The program has become an opportunity for success and character building for young participants.

  • Brass instrument instructions (with theory and practice)
    Instruments: Bb Cornet, Bb Baritone, Bb Trombone, Bb Tuba, Eb Tuba etc..
  • Praise & Worship Combo instruments
    Instruments: Drums, Bass guitar, Electric/Acoustic Guitar and vocals.


The Salvation Army Miami Music Program is open to all youngsters in the community between the ages of 7 to 18 upon spot availability. In order to maintain membership in any of The Salvation Army music forces, participants must show good behavior and commit to the program’s disciplinary guidelines.

The Salvation Army Order & Regulations for Bands and Songsters
Every member of The Salvation Army music sections or groups should be acquainted with the governing orders and regulations.

1. Supreme purpose: Salvation Army bands and songster brigades exist to proclaim the Army’s message: Salvation from sin through Jesus Christ; and to accomplish the Army’s purpose: The Salvation of souls.

School for the Performing Arts Application 2019


Choose your 1st and 2nd choices. No Class is guaranteed as we may not have enough space.

Red Shield Lodge:

The Salvation Army, a faith-based nonprofit serving Miami since 1913, extends a resourceful hand of assistance to families in greatest need so that they may lift themselves from crisis to stability and independence. The Salvations Army Red Shield Lodge offers 280 beds distributed among three lodges: Men’s, Women and Family, and Here’s Hope (for the sick) that provide temporary housing to women and families, single men, veterans, and persons dealing with HIV/AIDS and/or other infirmities. These temporary programs are designed to empower residents to regain their independence and return to being self-sufficient members of our community. The Social Services Department is shaped as a support network that assists shelter residents with day-to-day care and services. This support system consists of Case Management, 24-hour and 7-days a week staff supervision, janitorial and kitchen staff. Additionally, the department offers life skills, short-term crisis counseling, employment resources, substance abuse classes, and group therapy.

For information on admission to The Salvation Army’s Programs, call 305.637.6700

Become a Volunteer

Bell Ringing

Income from our Red kettles supports our seasonal activities as well as other programs that benefit struggling individuals and families.  Businesses, churches, civic clubs, schools, families, friends and individuals can sign up to ring at one of our kettle locations around Northeast Florida.  There are many 2-hour, half-day, full-day and full week slots available.  Sign up early to get your preferred location and dates!

Christmas Drivers 

Volunteers with a clean driving record needed Monday through Saturday for pickup and delivery of items that assists the success of the delivery of the Christmas Programs.  You must be able to lift, carry, load and unload at least 50 lbs.

Christmas Driver Assistants

Volunteers are needed Monday through Saturday to assist the driver with pickup and delivery of items that contributes to the success of the delivery of the Christmas Programs.  You must be able to lift, carry, load and unload at least 50 lbs.

Food Pantry

Our Food Pantry serves an average of 250 households with bagged groceries each week.
Tuesday and Thursday – 9:00am-3:00pm

Helpers – Volunteers are needed to assist with sorting, bagging and distributing food.


Our Kitchen prepares and serves up to 1,500 meals weekly to the residents of the various programs of The Salvation as well as to the homeless and any one that comes to our door for meals.

Breakfast: 7:00am-8:00am, Lunch 12:00pm-12:45pm, Dinner: 5:30pm- 6:30pm

Feeding the Homeless:
Individuals, families and groups are welcome to help cook and/or serve a meal to the homeless at The Salvation Army every day of the week. We ask that volunteers notify us a week in advance of when they would like to serve, and arrive 30 minutes prior to the shift.

Kitchen Helper – Volunteers are needed to assist with food preparation, serving meals (cafeteria style) and general cleaning of the kitchen and dining areas.

Volunteers can also assist with washing plate ware, glassware, silverware, pots/pans and kitchen utensils and place on specified shelves according to sanitation and cleaning procedures.  Keeps dish areas clean by sweeping, mopping floors, wiping countertops, and emptying trash.

Canteen/Disaster Services

Have you always wanted to help after a disaster but didn’t know how to get involved? Train now to be a Canteen volunteer!  The Canteen is the response vehicle that The Salvation Army sends to local emergencies and to disaster stricken areas to serve food and beverage to survivors and service workers. Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve food and beverages, drive and set up the vehicle and clean and maintain the vehicle.  Short term assignments are usually up to a 24 hour period and long term opportunities usually lasts up to 14 days.

Academic Tutors

Volunteers are needed to give support to students academically in subject(s) our shelter children are seeking to improve.  Instill the value of education for personal growth and development.  Ability to communicate well with people of diverse backgrounds, maintain a non-judgmental attitude, be culturally sensitive.  Patience is extremely helpful.  A play room is provided with various books and learning materials. The ideal hours would be between 3:30 – 8 p.m.  A maximum one hour of your time per visit.  A background check is required.

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The Salvation Army
P.O. Box 350370
Miami, FL 33135-0370

Miami Area Command

Miami Citadel Corps

Majors Alejandro & Nelinda Castillo
911 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130
t. (305) 545-9164
f. (305) 545-8365

9:45am Devotional
10:00am Sunday school
11:00am Holiness
8:30am to 1:00pm Home League (Women Ministry)
5:30pm to 7:30pm Kid, Corps Cadet and J. Soldier
7:30am 9:00am Food Distribution
5:30pm to 7:30pm Music programs

Miami Edison Corps

Captains Pryne Pierre & Claudia Pierre
361 NW 67th Street
Miami, FL 33150
t. (305) 757-1509
f. (305) 758-0997

10am to 11am Sunday school
11am to 1pm Holiness Meeting
7:00pm to 8:30pm Home Leagues
7:00pm to 8pm Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
7:00pm to 8:30pm Men’s Club
6:30pm to 8pm Music Ministry
6pm to 8:30pm Youth Night/Corps Cadets

Miami Hialeah Corps

Lieutenants Kelvin & Niuris Garcia
7450 West 4th Avenue
Hialeah FL 33014
t. (305) 557-0981
f. (305) 557-9302

9:00am to 9:30am Open prayer in Chapel, Sharing of coffee & bread
9:30am to 10:30am Spanish Sunday school, English Holiness Meeting
10:45am to 12:15pm English Bible Study, Spanish Holiness Meeting
7:00pm to 8:30pm Music Classes of Varied Instruments
Monday to Friday
6:00am to 6:00pm Daycare
6:00pm to 9:00pm After school basketball, The Ball Go Get It
7:30pm to 9:00pm Bible Study, All groups combined
7:00pm to 8:00pm Women’s Ministries, Men’s Club, Youth Games in Gym
8:00pm to 9:00pm Community Care Ministry, All Youth & Cadets Classes
9:00pm to 10:00pm Corps Praise Band Practice
Fundraising Events or Educational Training,(announced in advance)
9:00am to 6:00pm after school basketball, The Ball Go Get It

Miami Sunset Corps

Captains Angel & Maria Hernandez
8445 SW 72nd Street
Miami, FL 33143
t. (305) 270-9373
f. (305) 270-9377

10:00am Sunday School/English & Spanish
11:00am Holiness Service & Children Church
12:30pm Fellowship Lunch every other Sunday
Monthly – 2nd Monday Advisory Council
7:00pm Women’s Ministries Home League
7:00pm Men’s Club
7:00pm Bible Study the last Tuesday of the month
7:00pm Youth Activities to Teenager and Young Adults
7:00pm Music Classes – Piano/Brass Band
7:00pm Brass Band & Praise Band rehearsal
7:00pm Basketball/Softball
7:00pm English School
7:00pm Prayer meeting the first Sunday of the month

Miami Adult Rehabilitation Center

Majors Gerald and Teresa Street
2236 NW Miami Court
Miami, Fl 33127
t. (305) 573-4200
f. (305) 573-4208

In many communities there are men whose lives are in shambles. Some suffer from drug addiction. Some suffer from alcoholism. Some are unemployed and lack the skills needed to find a job. Many wander the streets, without homes or help. The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Centers offer these men a second chance, an opportunity to start again.Each center provides individual and group counseling, training in job skills, and other tools for rebuilding positive lifestyles.Each in-residence program puts the men into clean, comfortable living facilities. Regular meals, medical check-ups and Alcoholics Anonymous programs combine to make each center a place for new beginnings. Each center also offers a very comprehensive spiritual regeneration program in which all clients are expected to participate. Unlike many programs, these centers are self-supporting.Clothing and household items are collected from communities.These items are brought to the center’s workshops where they are repaired and refurbished, then resold in Salvation Army family stores. The centers are open to all men who have an identifiable and treatable handicap regardless of race, color or religious belief.The success rate of this Salvation Army program is high. There are over 100 centers across the United States. Many include similar programs for women. [ visit our website ]

Staff Spotlight- Valerie B., Monitor 1999-present (19 years)

Valerie began working with The Salvation Army Miami Area Command in 1999 and was originally hired as a housekeeper. One year later, she was promoted to Case Aid Worker, where she worked directly with the shelter residents and Case Managers. Valerie also helped in other various positions such as Driver, where she drove shelter residents to and from appointments as well as joining the Emergency Disaster Relief team during a hurricane.

Born and raised in Miami Gardens, Valerie is no stranger to the difficulties surrounding this neighborhood including drugs, poverty and gun violence.

One year ago, Valerie’s son Tyquan Malik Ham was shot and killed in front of her home. This was a very difficult time for Valerie and she views her work with The Salvation Army as therapy.

“Having the opportunity to see people walk away happy makes me happy. The compassionate clients that I speak with, helps me “Valerie Says.

Valerie also spends a lot of time helping out in the food pantry filling boxes and distributing them to clients.

“I know the situation of people not having food. As a single mother I know how it is.”

In addition to her busy workload, Valerie is currently raising a four-year-old child. She relies on The Salvation Army’s Apple Tree program to assist her with this.

Marie first came to The Salvation Army Miami Area Command in July 2018.

Originally from Haiti, Marie grew up in a community where they

practiced “voodoo ceremonies.” Marie began attending Church

regularly and accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior.

When Marie recently moved to Miami, she had been sharing an

apartment with her sister. One day they had a disagreement, and

Marie was told to leave. There were other family members

that Marie could have stayed with; however, she did not want to be around voodoo worship. “Every time I stayed with my family, if I opened my bible they would turn out the lights” says Marie. “For the first time ever at The Salvation Army, I can sleep with both eyes closed” says Marie.

Since coming to The Salvation Army, Marie has had many blessings. She has been reunited with her children and received three job offers. Additionally, Marie’s case manager Ana encouraged her to enroll in classes to obtain her security license. Having this license has allowed Marie to apply for jobs earning a higher wage and for that she is truly thankful. “I love The Salvation Army. If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have a place to stay. Here I can take out my bible and pray without having any fear. I love the Church services on Sundays and everyone here is so nice” says Marie.

Marie has finally found peace at The Salvation Army. She is extremely motivated to continue moving forward in a positive way and we are certain God will be on her side.

Katrina came to our shelter in April 2018 after her husband lost his job due to an illness that landed him in the hospital. Katrina and her four children tried to hang on for as long as they could but were not able to pay the rent and wound up homeless. They first began staying in hotels and their car, finally they were referred to The Salvation Army Miami Area Command.

Shortly after arriving at The Salvation Army, Katrina got a job and began working full time hours. Katrina has been overjoyed about not having to worry about providing three meals a day for herself and her four children. “I can’t believe how difficult it is to find a shelter willing to take an entire family with both mom and dad. It’s been an enormous blessing to have our family stay together” says Katrina.

Katrina was assigned a case manager, Rosa who also made a huge impact on Katrina and her family’s life. “Rosa was very understanding and gave me the courage and hope I needed to stay positive” says Katrina.

Katrina was recently notified that she was approved for housing and is looking forward to a fresh start. “I couldn’t have done this without The Salvation Army. All of our money would have gone into hotels.” Katrina still plans on visiting The Salvation Army and hopes one day to give back to the organization that saved her life.