ABOUT THE SALVATION ARMY IN CHARLOTTE AND DESOTO COUNTIES.
In September, 1986 The Salvation Army opened Port Charlotte Service Unit, which became Port Charlotte Corps a year later. For almost 40 years, thousands of families and individuals in the entire County have been beneficiaries of our services. Officers, Soldiers, Advisory Board members, and Volunteers have fought tirelessly against hunger and hopelessness in an effort to keep the national standards in efficiency and prestige characteristic of The Salvation Army at national level. Before 2010, Arcadia Service Unit was managed by Florida Divisional Headquarters, but that year it was transferred to Port Charlotte Corps. In few years, it has been visible the improvements not only in presence but also in services. 2004’s Charlie Hurricane proved the maturity of The Salvation Army when it was forced to face a high magnitude emergency situation. This challenge did not only change our communities but also gave us the confidence about the capabilities of our movement.
PORT CHARLOTTE CORPS’ OFFICERS:
Corps Sergeant Majors Robert & Kay Poole, 1986 – 1995
Auxiliary Captains Joe & Barbara McWilliams, 1995 – 2002
Majors Eugene & Debra Gesner, 2002 – 2007
Major Caleb & Rebeca Prieto, 2007 – 2012
Captains Jose & Wanda Velez, 2012 – 2013
Major Edward & Carla Binnix 2017-2019
CURRENT CORPS OFFICERS:
Captains Israel & Claudia Roseno
2120 Loveland Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980
P.O.Box 495126, Port Charlotte, FL 33949
Sunday school 9:45
Worship service 10:45
Utility Assistance Program
Clients of Florida Power & Light residing in both Counties: DeSoto and Charlotte, can apply for Utility Assistance under this program. The program is running using grants. Availability is limited and restrictions apply (see details below).
Disconnection 3 day final notice from FPL - Valid photo ID
FPL clients who were involved in fraudulent activities against FPL are banned from this program
Applicant's valid photo ID. - Current proof of ALL household's income. - Proof of Current Address. - At least 2 bills addressed to one of the Adults in the household, and with the current address. - Birth Certificate of each Child (10 years old and under). NOTE: No Social Security Card or numbers are required.
If a child received a special toy last year (such as bicycle, tricycle, scooter, etc.), the applicant is banned to apply for an special toy for that child this year.
Applicants should not apply for Christmas Assistance at any other Social Services Agency or Non-profit organization.
If the child was born on December 24, 2008 or before, could NOT be registered to received Angel Tree gifts
Make a Difference Today and Volunteer!
Please fill out and print the volunteer application and submit it or bring it in to the office: