The Salvation Army’s operations in Maryville have been helping to meet the needs of the community in Blount County for over five years.
We believe that love is a verb, and best demonstrated by the example of Jesus Christ. So inspired, we look to find ways to partner and cooperate with our neighbors to respond best to needs in our community.
This program provides gasoline vouchers to job seekers enabling them to get to interviews, job fairs, etc. We also provide aid to those who need help getting to a work at a new place of employment (as they are waiting for their first paycheck). Recipients meet with a case worker and have an opportunity to take a personalized job interview class that coaches them on how to best present themselves to potential employers.
Friday Free Food and Fellowship
Generously hosted by Broadway Methodist Church, we provide a free sack lunch, including soup and a sandwich, to all comers on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to eat in the fellowship hall and enjoy conversation in community or get specific problem-solving referrals as needed or to take their food home.
Each year, we provide Christmas assistance to children from families with low incomes or a recent financial challenge. Parents and guardians register early and receive clothes and toys for children, aged up to 14.
We conduct monthly field trips for small groups of children, which provide respite for grandparents and parents and educational and social benefit for children.
Every summer, The Salvation Army sends children to its camp in Burkesville, KY to enjoy a week of fun and challenge at a Christian camp.
When we are unable to meet the needs of callers and clients directly, we do our best to provide useful and reliable referrals.