Pictured from left to right are new board members Barbara Lee, Lloyd Barnes, and Doris Wallace; and new officers Nathan Arn, Secretary, Mike Bailey, Vice Chair, Lynn Ragsdale, Chair, and Major Becky Gagne. Not pictured is Warren Grimes, Treasurer.
The Salvation Army is a worldwide religious and charitable organization, motivated by the love of God and concern for the needs of humanity.
The Salvation Army has been active in North and South Carolina since 1887 – opening units in Raleigh, Wilmington, and Spartanburg, SC in that year. Today, the Army operates hundreds of facilities and services in over 50 “commands” around North and South Carolina. These range from daily character building programs such as the Boys and Girls Clubs and community centers, to providing shelter for families in need of transitional housing, to holding weekly worship services, to providing safe and affordable housing to seniors.
These commands are normally headed by an “Officer” of The Salvation Army – individuals or couples who have accepted positions of full-time ministry with The Salvation Army. Officers are responsible for leading a force of local volunteers, employees, and soldiers (those who choose The Salvation Army as their home “church” and commit to regular worship and service).