Fighting for the Most Good In the Heart of Our Communities

Salvation Army officers gathered to celebrate the unveiling of a 10,000-square-foot addition to summer camp facilities in Big Bear, California.Salvation Army officers gathered to celebrate the unveiling of a 10,000-square-foot addition to summer camp facilities in Big Bear, California.

A $5.8 million donation
helped build a crucial addition to one of The Salvation Army’s most beloved children’s camps.

This year, support from Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies enabled us to expand the size and scope of our camp facilities in Big Bear, California. The additional 10,000-square-foot recreational center will provide more than 1,000 at-risk children with enhanced opportunities to explore dance, soccer, karate, and gymnastics as they enjoy the beauty of nature and the freedom of childhood. The Salvation Army also celebrated major wins in the fight against homelessness with help from the Bezos Family Foundation. In Houston, Texas, we implemented a new 30-day solutions model to combat homelessness and have already witnessed a reduction in reoccurrence. Likewise, our new program in Charlotte, North Carolina, is helping homeless clients find more permanent housing and job opportunities as they work toward greater stability.