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.
ABOUT THE SALVATION ARMY IN CHARLOTTE AND DESOTO COUNTIES.
In September, 1986 The Salvation Army opened Port Charlotte Service Unit, which became Port Charlotte Corps a year later. For almost 40 years, thousands of families and individuals in the entire County have been beneficiaries of our services. Officers, Soldiers, Advisory Board members, and Volunteers have fought tirelessly against hunger and hopelessness in an effort to keep the national standards in efficiency and prestige characteristic of The Salvation Army at national level.
Before 2010, Arcadia Service Unit was managed by Florida Divisional Headquarters, but that year it was transferred to Port Charlotte Corps. In few years, it has been visible the improvements not only in presence but also in services.
2004’s Charlie Hurricane proved the maturity of The Salvation Army when it was forced to face a high magnitude emergency situation. This challenge did not only change our communities but also gave us the confidence about the capabilities of our movement.
PORT CHARLOTTE CORPS’ OFFICERS:
Corps Sergeant Majors Robert & Kay Poole, 1986 – 1995
Auxiliary Captains Joe & Barbara McWilliams, 1995 – 2002
Majors Eugene & Debra Gesner, 2002 – 2007
Major Caleb & Rebeca Prieto, 2007 – 2012
Captains Jose & Wanda Velez, 2012 – 2013
CURRENT CORPS OFFICERS:
Major Ed and Carla Binnix
2120 Loveland Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980
P.O.Box 495126, Port Charlotte, FL 33949