There are a number of other ways that friends provide critical support to The Salvation Army. Often the way that a gift is made can have dramatic impact on helping to meet the long and short-term objectives of a donor.
The Salvation Army in Tampa/Hillsborough County was founded in 1893. For the last 123 years, The Salvation Army has had a life-changing impact in the Tampa community. In 2014, approximately 74,000 nights of shelter were provided and more than 111,000 meals were served to men, women and children in Hillsborough County. In early 2014, The Salvation Army Tampa Area Command opened its first temporary shelter program for adult victims of human trafficking. As of August 2014, safe and temporary housing with comprehensive, integrated services such as case management, mental health and career counseling, translation services and medical evaluations has been provided to 28 individuals. The Salvation Army in Hillsborough County
also became the first approved human trafficking program in the state of Florida.
Tampa Area Command
Area Commanders: Captains Andy and Abby Miller
Captains Andy and Abby Miller, lead work of The Salvation Army in Tampa and Hillsborough County Florida and are excited about their daily opportunity of facilitating The Salvation Army’s mission to “preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination.”
Before serving in Tampa, the Millers led the work of the Salvation Army in Gwinnett County, GA, Arlington, TX, and Madisonville, KY. Captains Miller respectively hold undergraduate degrees from Asbury University and graduate degrees from Asbury Theological Seminary.
While serving in the DFW area, Andy completed a D.Min. from Southern Methodist University. Captain Andy Miller is the author of Holistic Hospitality: A Bridge to a Future Army (2015) and Stay the Course: Challenges to Salvationists from the Book of Acts (2016).
The Millers have three children: Andy IV, Titus Wesley, and Georgia.
Links to Andy’s books:
Last year The Salvation Army in Tampa served more than 61,824 people through meals, shelter, and rental and utility assistance in Hillsborough County. We would like to thank you for your donations and helping families and individuals. You can continue to help those people in our community in need each day by giving, below, online, by phone or by mail.
Interested in MAXIMIZING your IMPACT? Perhaps even doubling or tripling your gift to The Salvation Army? The Salvation Army is the charity that maximizes contributions. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Once you verify your company will match your donation, contact your Human Resources or Community Affairs Department to complete the matching gift process! Contact Captain Andy or Captain Abby Miller for more information at (813) 226-0055.
Your support is greatly appreciated and we are available to provide you with information and assistance in this important matter. If you need wording to include The Salvation Army in your estate plans, creating a life income for you and your loved ones, or in updating or creating your estate plans, please do not hesitate to contact Contact Captain Andy or Captain Abby Miller for more information at (813) 226-0055.
Captain Andy or Captain Abby Miller
1603 N. Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602
Give Food to a family or individual in need?
Below is a brief list of items that are needed to give out to residents of Hillsborough County who come to The Salvation Army for help. Donations can be dropped off Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. You can make financial donations to help people in need of food and meals here, call (813) 224-4119 or send check to 1603 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, Fl 33602.
- Pasta Sauce
- Canned Meals (chili, pasta, soup, tuna, etc.)
- Dry Cereal
- Canned Fruit
- Canned Vegetables
- Pasta (spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, etc.)
- Jello, Pudding and Cake mixes
- Other assorted items are welcome.
Contact: Carol Joiner 813-226-0914
More information coming soon!
Emergency Financial Assistance:
Contact Kathryn Whitworth 813-386-0539
Red Shield Lodge
The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Lodge is the only emergency shelter in Hillsborough County open 365 days a year. Adult men and women looking for shelter have an opportunity to receive lodging each day at our 132-bed Lodge.
During a stay at a Salvation Army shelter, clients will participate in programs and workshops developed to promote self-sufficiency and personal development. The Salvation Army also works with clients to help them transition into a more permanent housing situation.
On-site case workers develop, in cooperation with clients, an extensive goal-oriented program. Case workers continually motivate clients to meet these goals. In turn, clients are given responsibilities around the center, including cleaning details and other applicable tasks.
Support and referral services are also available for men and women committed to regaining independence .
For more information on how to qualify to receive shelter and other programs and services, contact 813-229-2063.
Recuperative Care Program
The Recuperative Care Program provides short- term shelter and case management
to homeless people who are recovering from an acute illness or injury, whose
conditions would be exacerbated by living on the street.
Housing for adult men and women
Location: 1514 and 1603 N. Florida Avenues, Tampa, FL 33602