Inaugural luncheon to help Center of Hope families

Inaugural luncheon to help Center of Hope families
May 03
04:00 2018

Tuesday, May 15, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem, the inaugural Hands and Hearts of Women Luncheon will take place to benefit The Salvation Army Center of Hope Family Residence. The only family emergency homeless shelter in Forsyth County, the Center of Hope gives children and their families a safe, caring refuge where they receive food, shelter and the tools they need to return to stability.

The Center of Hope shelters single mothers, single fathers, parents with children and single women. On an average day, more than half of the residents are children, the fastest growing segment of the homeless population in the United States. In Forsyth County, while the total number of homeless persons has dropped in the last few years, the number of homeless families continues to rise.

The Hands and Hearts of Women Luncheon is an event powered by local women who are committed to helping mothers and families escape homelessness and intergenerational poverty. Committee Chair Kay Donahue says, “Your support as an underwriter is vital to ensuring that The Salvation Army Center of Hope will continue to be able to provide their critical services to the children, women, and men they serve.”

Salvation Army Area Commander Major Stan Colbert continues, “Family homelessness is a growing problem for Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. The Salvation Army is honored to be a part of the effort to fight this scourge but we cannot do it alone. We are very thankful for the women driving this effort. Their efforts are truly a blessing.”

Funds raised will be used for the immediate expenses of providing safe shelter, nourishing meals and loving staff to care for and support the children and families living at the Center of Hope.

To become an underwriter or donor and for more information, go to

About the Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an International movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church.  Its message is based on the Bible.  Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.  The Salvation Army was established in Winston-Salem in 1907 and serves more than 50,000 people in Forsyth, Davie, Stokes and Yadkin counties each year. 

The Salvation Army offers many programs including the only emergency shelter for homeless families in Winston-Salem, the only on-site breakfast feeding program in the community, a travel assistance program, and a program in conjunction with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools to purchase new shoes for school age children called Happy Feet. The Salvation Army is a participating United Way agency. 

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