The Salvation Army
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-19Response
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. We are strategically located in areas of high need. We quickly adapt 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 2019 we provided:
187,543 nights of lodging for homeless families, veterans and young adults
70,583 people with basic needs & emergency assistance
41,304 Christmas gifts for children
17,729 educational hours for children; 92% of children increased in math and 96% in reading scores
1,442 victims of human trafficking with assistance
How You Can Help: All of our programs are funded locally. Please pray, volunteer and donate.
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.
Consider Planned Charitable Gift. Contact Shelley Brown-Kujkowski at 614-437-2145.
Volunteer: Visit SalvationArmyCentralOhio.org for details. • Become a red kettle ringer. • Volunteer in our food pantries. • Operate a LemonAiD stand with your child. Visit salvationarmylemonaid.org for details.
Connect with The Salvation Army
966 E. Main Street
Columbus, OH 43205
Area Coordinators: Majors Debra and Steven Ashcraft
Corporate & Donor Relations Coordinator: Shelley Brown-Kujkowski
Board Chair: Christy Prince