New Family Store Opens in Grayson County!

For more than 50 years, The Salvation Army of Grayson County has helped people in need with services through the local Family Store. This week, we will be opening a new and improved Family Store located at 426 West Houston Street.


But, did you know The Salvation Army Family Store in Grayson County provides more than just reasonable prices on necessary merchandise? The Salvation Army also has a fulltime Social worker who works with families and people in need in the community to provide clothing and furniture vouchers that allow people to receive basic, necessary items free of charge.


In addition, The Salvation Army also runs a Back to School Program through the Family Store which provides clothing for children who would otherwise have nothing new to wear when beginning the school year. Store sales also go to directly help cover the costs of other Grayson County Salvation Army programs, such as the Family Shelter and Boys and Girls Club.


The Salvation Army is thankful to the community for their donations and patronage. Please stop by and shop with us this week when we open the doors to our new downtown Family Store!


The Grand Opening Ceremony will be held on June 2nd at 11:30 a.m. complete with a ribbon cutting and the familiar mobile disaster unit stocked with refreshments.

Camp Hoblitzelle – Twins Ashley and Alyssa


Exciting video highlighting the experiences of eight-year-old twins Ashley and Alyssa at Camp Hoblitzelle, the summer camp of The Salvation Army’s Texas Division in Midlothian, Texas. See all the great activities from swimming, crafts, and games to horseback riding and water sports!

Historical Exhibit: First 120 years in Greater Houston Region


The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command in partnership with the Houston Metropolitan Research Center and the Harbor Light International Gallery will debut a special Historical Exhibit commemorating its first 12 decades of service to the Greater Houston region at the Houston Public Library’s Julia Ideson Building, starting May 14th.

This FREE exhibit will showcase rare original artifacts from the Harbor Light Gallery and the Research Center through June 20, 2009, and will feature the John Milsaps collection, regarded the largest historical collection of The Salvation Army in the United States. In 1889, a single female officer by the name of Captain French inaugurated The Salvation Army here in Houston.

Salvation Army Awards Children for their Winning Art Pieces!

On May 12th in Houston, Texas dozens of school-age children, grades 1st to 12th were honored for their participation in The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command’s 120th Anniversary Citywide Art Contest. First, Second and Third place winners received an award for their achievements and have been invited to celebrate with their families at the Central Library in downtown Houston.

Through a partnership with the Houston Public Library system, the winning entries will be on display at the Central Library through June 20, 2009. The Citywide Art Contest was open to all school-age children living in Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery counties, and was held in honor of the nonprofit organization’s 120th anniversary this year. If you’re in the area, stop by to see the artwork of these talented kids!

The 120th Anniversary Citywide Art Contest was held in honor of The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command’s first 12 decades of service to the local region and was open to all school-age children living in Harris, Fort Bend, and Montgomery counties. Winners were selected by Salvation Army staff and The Salvation Army Greater Houston Advisory Board.