MISSION STATEMENT

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

HAMPTON ROADS AREA COMMAND VISION

To have the Hampton Roads area be a place where people of all ages live in safe and sustainable communities in which differences are respected and people are empowered to learn, work and worship in freedom.

ABOUT THE HAMPTON ROADS AREA COMMAND

The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command serves south side Hampton Roads and its surrounding communities with programs and locations that serve families in need with emergency assistance, housing, substance abuse treatment, youth enrichment opportunities, spiritual care and emergency disaster services.

The Salvation Army began its work in the Hampton Roads area 110 years ago, after arriving in America from its official base in London. From the beginning, the Army created programs in Hampton Roads to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless and provide counseling and support to those most in need of help. As these needs grew, so did the number of locations and variety of services available to the community.

The Hampton Roads Area Command was established in 2005.

Since then the Army has grown with many programs including the Adult Rehabilitation Center, Residential Housing for Young Mothers and their Children, Christmas Assistance programs, The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, Emergency Shelters, Family Services, Disaster Assistance, Volunteer Outreach and more.

The Salvation Army is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

To contact the Area Command headquarters, write or call:

The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command
5525 Raby Road
Norfolk, VA 23502
Tel. (757) 543-8100
Fax. (757) 543-9206

HAMPTON ROADS AREA COMMAND PRINCIPLES

Passionate
The Salvation Army’s mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name without discrimination. We believe Christ changes lives. This faith gives us a motivation that goes beyond simply doing good. We have a passion for doing the most good for body, soul and spirit.

Compassionate
Caring for the poor. Feeding the hungry. Sheltering the homeless. Clothing the naked. Loving the unlovable. Befriending the friendless

Uplifting
William Booth once said, “The Salvation Army is a place of hope. When every other light is extinguished, and every other star has gone down, this one gleam shines steadily and clearly out in the darkened sky: ‘If I could only get to The Salvation Army, they will do something for me.’ ”

Brave
People who serve in The Salvation Army routinely go into places others prefer to avoid: Impoverished neighborhoods, jails and prisons, hospital rooms and nursing homes, gatherings of alcoholics and drug addicts, and the immediate scene of natural disasters.

Trustworthy
To those who want to positively affect their world, The Salvation Army is the charity that maximizes their contributions by using 87 cents of every dollar donated to provide direct services to the less.

THE SALVATION ARMY MISSION

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

WHAT THE SALVATION ARMY BELIEVES

The Salvationist believes that:

  • The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of God, and that they only constitute the divine rule of Christian faith and practice.
  • There is only one God, who is infinitely perfect, the Creator, Preserver and Governor of all things, and who is the only proper object of religious worship.
  • There are three persons in the Godhead – the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, undivided in essence and coequal in power and glory.
  • In the person of Jesus Christ the divine and human natures are united so that He is truly and properly God and truly and properly man.
  • Our first parents were created in a state of innocency, but by their disobedience they lost their purity and happiness; and that in consequence of their fall all men have become sinners, totally depraved, and as such are justly exposed to the wrath of God.
  • The Lord Jesus Christ has by His suffering and death made an atonement for the whole world so that whosoever will may be saved.
  • Repentance toward God, faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit, are necessary to salvation.
  • We are justified by grace, through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and that he that believeth hath the witness in himself.
  • Continuance in a state of salvation depends upon continued obedient faith in Christ.
  • It is the privilege of all believers to be wholly sanctified, and that their whole spirit and soul and body may be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • In the immortality of the soul; in the resurrection of the body; in the general judgment at the end of the world; in the eternal happiness of the righteous; and in the endless punishment of the wicked.