A few words from our donors…

“….one of my sons who has struggled with alcoholism for several years showed up at your facility on 10th Street.  He had run out of options but wanted to begin recovery but didn’t know
how.  You took him into the addiction recovery center and began teaching him about a new life where alcohol was no longer necessary.  No one vouched for him and nobody called
ahead…nobody there knew him at all…and you still took him in and for that I will be forever grateful.  I’m so very proud to tell you that today he is doing wonderful, has a good job
and has a new lease on life. For the past several months, I’ve been hearing a whisper in my heart to bring you a donation and try to give back to you because you all helped give
my son back to me.  From the bottom of my heart- thank you! And God bless you all.”   R.R. October 2018

” Salvation Army – This card and this check come to say thank you.  Over 20 years ago your program saved my young son’s life.  He has been sober more than 20 years.
He has a good job and a wonderful family.  Thank you for being there for my son and others.  A grateful mother” D. I.  August 2018

A few words from our clients….

“I am now three and a half years sober, I still have the same job and the same phone number, which is an accomplishment.  I sponsor other women,
I take meetings into the recovery pod and other institutions.  I have a relationship with my children and my family that I could have never had before…..
my life is fun and full of purpose today, and I owe that to my time at The Salvation Army and the VIP-ER program.
S. E. – VIP-ER  May, 2018

“I just wanted to say thank you! You have helped me so much.  I came to you hopeless, homeless and alone in the dark.  You gave me hope when I had none. You gave me a place out of the cold.  You also lit a light and pointed me in the right way.  Thank you! “
D. H. – QLife – December 2017

“There are so many, this never would have happened’s….’ if A.K. hadn’t had the opportunity to come through the amazing rehab program offered free to alcoholics and addicts who want it.  There is nothing I wouldn’t do to support this program.  On 11/17/16 A.K. will celebrate two years on continuous sobriety/clean time.  We are both committed to paying forward our joy and unlimited gratitude.  God bless us every one.  Please help us with this vital program.”
J. K. – mother of A.K. who graduated from VIP-ER in November,  2014.

Ms. H, who has a seven year old daughter, would be the first to tell you that things haven’t always been easy for her.  She went through some rough times and found herself in The Salvation Army’s FAITH program, where she and her daughter were given a chance to start over.”
This is quote from Habitat Humanity newsletter in June 2015
celebrating ownership of her new 3 bedroom, two bath, one car garage home.
Ms. S.H. came to The Salvation Army CRP program in July, 2010; entered the FAITH program in November 2010 and graduated in January, 2012. 
“Ever since the FAITH program, I have set all my bills on auto pay in order to make sure all my bills are paid on time and careful not to add any more delinquencies to my credit as I work on pay off my debit……I have a credit score of 700!!!”

  This July 2015 message from J. H. serves as a testimony of how this program helped a
homeless family become and remain self-sufficient.
(Ms. J and her son graduated from the FAITH program in September, 2008.)
   ” I have $8.62 for food this week.” L.C. is a single woman in her mid-forties and her house was in foreclosure.  She received a food box from The Salvation Army Food Pantry.  In addition to canned and boxed goods, she also received lettuce, tomatoes, orange juice, English muffins, bread, a pound cake, bacon, turkey and other items.  Her favorite item, however, was the fresh broccoli.
“Do you know how long it has been since I had fresh broccoli?” (January 2012)

 Donations should be sent to The Salvation Army, P. O. Box 2792, Sarasota, FL 34230


The Salvation Army is the charity "Doing the Most Good" with contributions of money, time and resources.

Approximately 82 cents of every dollar goes to direct services, 12 cents for administration and 6 cents for fundraising. Each day of the year The Salvation Army meets basic human needs by providing food, shelter and financial assistance to those in need.

Each client is counseled by caring professionals who seek permanent answers to their crisis.The Center of Hope has been located at 1400 Tenth Street since November, 2003. The shelter, social services and administration complex is a 65,000 square feet facility. The center is open 365 days a year, serving 600-700 meals a day and housing more than 200 homeless families, women and men nightly.

Our Mission: 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.

The Salvation Army Sarasota Area Command

1400 10th Street Sarasota, Florida 34236

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2792 Sarasota, Florida 34230

Administration: (941) 364-8845 Fax: (941) 954-4645

Center of Hope: 954 HOPE -- 954-4673

The Salvation Army Center for Worship and Service,

1701 S. Tuttle Avenue Sarasota, FL 34239

Office: (941) 364-8846 Fax: (941) 365-2367