Caldwell County North Carolina Salvation Army assistance programs.

Salvation Army Social Services in Caldwell County assist low to moderate income families that are in a crisis as well as victims of house fires or natural disasters. The center often works in partnership with other charities in the Lenoir as well as Granite Falls region to coordinate their programs.

There may be one time emergency financial assistance, as funding allows as well as the clients background supports. Various types of bills can be covered, including mortgage or rental payments, utility, heating, or light bills, as well as medications. Since the Caldwell County Salvation Army is limited in what it can do on its own, the faith based charity almost always partners with other groups. Some are government run (including DSS or public aid in North Carolina), and others are charitable organizations.

When applying for financial help, in addition to the documentation below, The Social Service department needs a past due/disconnect notice from utility company, copy of lease or eviction letter, or doctor prescription and health insurance details.

Seasonal and basic supplies

This is always a core function of the Salvation Army, no matter where the office is located or what the applicant's circumstances may be. This particular services help the most vulnerable in the Caldwell County as well as Lenoir area of North Carolina. Examples of some of the clients of the seasonal services range from children from families living in or near poverty to senior citizens, the disabled, and women or kids fleeing domestic violence.

The basic items from the office are extensive as well. The pantry will have free food bags, with the possibility of free perishable items as well. There may also be clothing vouchers to be used for work attire. Clients of the Granite Falls Salvation Army can buy work uniforms, boots, or professional attire as well. So both food and clothing is arranged as needed.

Most of these seasonal assistance programs rely on donations. They require people to volunteer to help raise awareness as well collect donated items. The names of these programs include, but are limited to the following.





-Angel Tree gives free Christmas toys, gifts, coats, and other goods. Trees are set up at public places in Caldwell County, including malls, businesses, and the post office.
-Adopt a Family is another holiday programs with gifts and meals.
-Red Kettle is used by the Caldwell County Salvation Army to raise money.
-Free school supplies, including shoes, notebooks, bags, and more.
-Easter and Thanksgiving meals are served to the working poor and homeless too.

When a Caldwell County North Carolina family has been impacted by a disaster, such as a fire, then the Salvation Army steps up. They are often the first to respond. The Christian oriented, faith based group helps the victim get reestablished.

Using donations from the programs above, as well as surplus goods from the thrift store, they can get the family re-established into a new home. Or if one is not readily available, then either shelter or local motel rooms will be explored. What may be given to these individuals includes the following.

The Caldwell County Salvation Army will give clients food, meals, or bottles of water. There may also be free gently used furniture for the new home. Other household supplies (some small like utensils) or large goods (including small appliances) may also be given to the natural disaster victim. When applying bring a referral from the American Red Cross office or a report from the Caldwell County fire department.

The Caldwell County Salvation Army is at 4370 Hickory Boulevard, Granite Falls, NC 28630. The main phone number for the public to dial is 828-496-2372. Meetings with case workers are required, as well as proof of address, income, and social security cards.



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