55 Horton Plaza San Diego, CA
5100 Marlborough Drive San Diego, CA
The Salvation Army does a lot of really good work. When the wild fires surrounded the city of San Diego a few years back, the Salvation Army was just one of the many organizations that sprung into action to help out the residents of San Diego. The Salvation Army is also the organization that we are all familiar with, the volunteers that we see during our holiday shopping that stand outside with the red kettles ringing the bells. Obviously, the Salvation Army is most noticeable around the holidays, however it is important to remember that they help people all throughout the year, and that in order to do so; they need the help of everyone. Whether you make a financial donation to their organization, or you volunteer your time, the Salvation Army provides so many opportunities to get involved. The San Diego location of the Salvation Army, located on 7th Avenue in Downtown, San Diego is known as the Centre City Corps. They not only help feed the homeless, but they also minister to the spiritual needs through church services, provide coffee and donuts to seniors, serve meals after church services, distribute food bags to those in need and so much more. The staff is especially helpful. The volunteer coordinator Mary Gordon is a very sweet, dedicated, devoted woman. She will help you find the perfect place within the organization to volunteer. Give her a call today, and she is sure to help you get more out of life by volunteer work and the satisfaction of helping others. You won?t find a more devoted, caring, and loving staff then the staff of volunteers at the Salvation Army anywhere else in San Diego. They are also responsible for the spectacular Ray And Joan Croc Corps Community Center!
PROS: They do a lot of good work for San Diego and around the world
CONS: The red kettles are only around town during the holiday season!
This Salvation Army is located right in the heart of downtown San Diego. I volunteered here on Tuesday nights for a weekly soup kitchen. There are so many homeless people in San Diego, so I know this little service will never be enough, but it's a great chance to provide people with meals and have an opportunity to talk with them or just listen to them. It's amazing to see so many new faces every week, but also to see the familiar ones too. Over the year I made some good friends that I never would have met otherwise. Local churches would provide the food and many of the students from my college would serve it, as well as those from the church. We were very thankful that the Salvation Army let us use their facilities.