Since 1954, The Salvation Army has been serving the needs of Pasco County in myriad ways.
The Salvation Army began in 1865 when William Booth, a London, U.K., minister, gave up the comfort of his pulpit and decided to take his message into the streets, where it would reach the poor, the homeless, the hungry, and the destitute.
His original aim was to send converts to established churches of the day, but soon he realized that the poor did not feel comfortable or welcome in the pews of most of the churches and chapels of Victorian England. Regular churchgoers were appalled when these shabbily dressed, unwashed people came to join them in worship.
Booth decided to found a church especially for them – the East London Christian Mission. The mission grew slowly, but Booth’s faith in God remained undiminished.
In May of 1878, Booth summoned his son, Bramwell, and his good friend George Railton to read a proof of the Christian Mission’s annual report. At the top it read: THE CHRISTIAN MISSION is A VOLUNTEER ARMY. Bramwell strongly objected to this wording. He was not a volunteer: he was compelled to do God’s work. So, in a flash of inspiration, Booth crossed out “Volunteer” and wrote “Salvation”. The Salvation Army was born.
By the 1900s, the Army had spread around the world. The Salvation Army soon had officers and soldiers in 36 countries, including the United States of America. This well-organized yet flexible structure inspired a great many much-needed services: women’s social work, the first food depot, the first day nursery and the first Salvation Army missionary hospital. During World War II, The Salvation Army operated 3,000 service units for the armed forces, which led to the formation of the USO.
Today, The Salvation Army is stronger and more powerful than ever. Now, in 126 nations around the world, The Salvation Army continues to work where the need is greatest, guided by faith in God and love for all people.
Can’t find what you are looking for?
Call us at 727.815.8539
Terrie Greene at 727.815.8539
Majors Robert and Shannon Winters
The Salvation Army
Pasco County Corps
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1050, Port Richey, FL 34667
Physical Address: 7745 Ridge Road, Port Richey, FL 34668
The Salvation Army Community Center located at 7745 Ridge Road in Port Richey offers:
Daily before and after school care (7-9 AM, 3-6 PM) including school drop-off and pick-up from some schools.
Summer Day Camp
Domestic Violence Program
The Salvation Army Pasco County Domestic Violence Program provides cost free, comprehensive services to victims of abuse and domestic violence, and educates others about domestic violence in order to promote prevention.
The posse brings smiles to the community and the program.
Call our Domestic Violence Helpline at 727-856-5797
Monetary gifts ensure we meet the needs of the safe haven for victims of domestic violence, their children & pets. Please mail checks, made out to The Salvation Army Domestic Violence Program, to: P.O. Box 1050, Port Richey, FL 34673
New & Used Linen
Books (ranging in reading difficulty)
Canned and dry pet food for dogs or cats
Very few domestic violence safe havens in the
United States offer a place for victim's pets,
at our local program, benefactors like
Robert & Sharon Lichter make this possible
in Pasco County, Florida.
For emergency social service inquiries or appointments, please call 727-815-8539, Ext. 104.
Social Services Duke Energy Assistance* is available by appointment.
(Please note that Duke Energy assistance* is available as long as subsidies have not been exhausted.)
Utility assistance is available 1 time per year, per household.
Social Service Food Pantry* is available Monday through Friday, between 10:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. Food pantry assistance* is available 1 time per 90 day period, per household.
The following documents are needed for one’s appointment:
* ID for the head of household
* Proof of expenses (bills)
* Proof of income (pay stubs, food stamp letter, etc.)
* Proof of emergency
Emergency financial assistance may change depending upon case requirement.
Available once every twelve months for Duke Energy electric utilities, but is limited to emergency situations. Emergency situations are justified by producing a Shut-Off Notice or a Notice of Eviction. No deposit or rental assistance is available.
Food Pantry Assistance
In the case of an unforeseen emergency, an individual will need to provide the following documentation when coming to The Salvation Army. In the case of an unforeseen emergency, an individual will need to provide the following documentation when coming to The Salvation Army, located at 7745 Ridge Road, Port Richey, FL 34668: * Social Security Cards for all members of the household. * Proof of Pasco County residency. Example: A recent utility bill within the last 30 days. * Photo I.D. for the head of household or the person making application for assistance. Food pantry assistance is by appointment only on Wednesdays, between 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Please call 727-815-8539, Ext. 104.
"For the LORD your God is living among you.
He is a mighty savior.
He will take delight in you with gladness.
With his love, He will calm all your fears.
He will rejoice over you with joyful songs."
~ Zephaniah 3:17
Join us in Christian fellowship in myriad faith based activities for all ages throughout the week.
Sunday Coffee Fellowship
Youth Character Building Programs
Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
Home League (Ladies)
All programs are open to the public, specially designed for all age groups!
The Salvation Army Moonbeam program is a holistic Christian education experience for girls in Pre-K and Kindergarten, with the goal of helping girls to develop social & communications skills, artistic flare & giftedness through Christ centered activity.
The Salvation Army Sunbeam program is a holistic Christian education experience for girls in grades 1-5, with the goal to develop social and communication habits, decision making & life skills, and character building & leadership through Christ centered activity.
The Salvation Army Girl Guard program is a holistic Christian education experience for girls in grades 6-12, with the goal to develop social and communication habits, decision making & life skills, and character building & leadership through Christ centered activity.
Adventure Corps for Boys
The Salvation Army Adventure Corps program is a holistic Christian education experience for boys in grades 1-8th: Explorers, 1st-4th grades, Rangers, 5th-8th grades, with the goal to help boys develop social & communication habits, decision making & life skills, and character building & leadership through Christ centered activity.
Junior Soldiers are members of The Salvation Army between the ages of 7-13 years of age, who have professed Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Young people participate in bible classes and fun activities that focus on prayer, scripture, and opportunity for future leadership in The Salvation Army.
A Corps Cadet is a soldier between the ages of 13-18 years old, who has taken up a training role within his or her Corps. Young people participate in Cross Training, which provides training to develop effective leadership and learn more about the Word of God.
Ladies gather in fellowship every Thursday morning from 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
Men’s Breakfast Club
The Men's Breakfast Club meets in fellowship once a month in various locations. Please call 727-815-8539 for details.
Do you have a car, truck, motorcycle, or boat to donate?
Please call 1.800.728.7825 and press #2 for assistance.
At The Salvation Army, we make it easy for you to support our work now and in the future. With so many different ways to give, we are confident that we may help you find the approach that best meets both your financial and charitable goals.
If you would like to give using a credit or debit card, please follow this link to donate now.
Mail a Donation
Please make your check or money order out to The Salvation Army Pasco Corps and mail to:
The Salvation Army,7745 Ridge Road,Port Richey, FL 34668
Donate Securities: Stocks, Bonds & Mutual Funds
It is easy to make a gift of securities to The Salvation Army by working with your broker.
Please contact: Maureen Thurston, M.A., CFRE, Florida Divisional Resource Development Director, at 813.376.2091 or email: firstname.lastname@example.orgIf one holds securities in certificate form, please call us for instructions on how to handle one's gift, which may be readily completed.
Some of the benefits to you when making a gift of securities may include: avoiding capital gains tax, receiving a possible increase of income, as well as, a charitable income tax deduction, and changing the lives of individuals and families by supporting our mission.