The Salvation Army in Central Ohio
Who We Are: Driven by love and faith, The Salvation Army provides a wide array of solution-driven programs that lift our clients out of poverty while also meeting their most basic needs such as food and shelter. We aim to strengthen families in Central Ohio who are struggling. It is the love of God that empowers us to walk shoulder-to-shoulder with these neighbors in crisis, to give hope, and to move them toward lasting change. Whether it is hunger, homelessness, a family crisis, or addiction, we offer comprehensive care that leads to a better future.
What We Do: The Salvation Army’s programs and services are designed to address the whole person. We are committed to meeting the immediate needs of people while helping them to achieve long term goals. Last year, The Salvation Army in Central Ohio services included:
choice food pantries
housing for homeless families and veterans
after-school and summer learning and recreation programs
services to victims of human trafficking
emergency disaster services including COVID-19 Response
spiritual and emotional care
Why We’re Important: Since 1885, The Salvation Army has been meeting needs without discrimination in Central Ohio. We keep overhead low, with 89 cents of every dollar going directly to local services. We offer a large variety of programs, effectively addressing multiple needs of families and individuals under one umbrella. The Army is strategically located in areas of high need and quickly adapts to the changing needs of the community like setting up seven drive-thru food pantries when COVID-19 hit.
How We Impact the Community: In 2020 The Salvation Army provided:
1,145,586 meals to those in need
214,951 nights of lodging for homeless families, veterans, and young adults
95,555 people with basic needs & emergency assistance
17,134 with Christmas assistance
46,216 children with services (learning centers, music classes, summer camps, holiday programs
1,094 victims of human trafficking & those bound by addiction with services
How You Can Help: All our programs are funded locally. Please pray, volunteer and donate.
Mail a check – to address above
Online – SalvationArmyCentralOhio.org
Sponsor a family for Christmas – Give online at www.salvationarmyredbox.org
For $50, you’ll provide everything a family needs for a special Christmas
breakfast and turkey dinner plus a family game.
2) Consider a Planned Charitable Gift. Contact Shelley Brown-Kujkowski at (614)437-2145
3) Volunteer: Visit SalvationArmyCentralOhio.org for details
Become a red kettle ringer.
Volunteer in our food pantries.
Connect with The Salvation Army in Central Ohio
966 E. Main Street
Columbus, OH 43205
Area Coordinators: Captain James & Major Tricia Brennan
Development Director: Shelley Brown-Kujkowski
Board Chair: Bill Petrus